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Old 01-14-2017, 06:49 PM
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{Episode Discussion} 1x01 - The Bad Beginning: Part One {#1}



When a mysterious fire destroys their home and kills their parents, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are sent to live with their distant relative Count Olaf, who forces them into servitude.
One night, the siblings prepare puttanesca for Olaf's theatre troupe only for him to demand roast beef upon arriving home. The children then state that they were never asked to prepare roast beef,
angering Olaf and prompting him to slap Klaus across the face when he protests about the sleeping arrangements. Meanwhile, a mother and father are held against their will by a mysterious captor.

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BASIC QUESTIONS
(These will be repeated for each episode)

1. First time watch or rewatch?
2. Any standout quotes?
3. Any standout scenes?
4. Favorite part? Why?
5. Least favorite part? Why?
6. Favorite non main character?
7. Least favorite non main character?
8. Funniest moments?
9. Saddest moments?
10. Most intense/shocking moments?
11. VFD?
12. Any easter eggs?
13. Favorite (each of those listed below) moment?
a. Violet
b. Klaus
c. Sunny
d. Orphans
e. Olaf
f. Troupe
g. Lemony
h. Mr. Poe


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"THE BAD BEGINNING, part I"


1. (if you were a reader) What did you think of the adaptation, upon first viewing? (if you weren't a reader) What did you think of this introduction into the world of the Baudelaires?
2. How did you feel about the music in the episode? (the theme, the score, the Count...)
3. (if you weren't a reader/are a first time viewer) Where do you see happening next? What do you want to see happen as the series goes on?
4. (if you were a reader/are a repeat viewer) Did you pick up on anything you missed the first time around?
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Old 01-14-2017, 06:50 PM
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I put these in the other threads, if you wanted to put them in these four as well, I've prepared the links so they just need to be edited in

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Old 01-14-2017, 09:14 PM
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Saw it. This one has a good mix of humor and sadness
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Old 01-14-2017, 09:30 PM
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This is the only episode I've seen so far. I've decided to pace myself with them. I really enjoyed the first episode. If it's anything to go by the series will be wonderful.

I adore little Sunny so darn much. She is such a cutie and her biting things is cute. I also really enjoyed seeing Patrick Warburton in this. I think he is a great addition to the show.
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Old 01-15-2017, 01:27 AM
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Added, thanks Rose.

I agree. From the get-go this episode was really enjoyable to watch. I love the show's dark humor. Sunny is the most precious thing indeed. I also adore Justice Strauss. I know we're not supposed to like Count Olaf but he is just so despicable that I find him amusing. Poor Baudelaire kids. I also agree about Patrick Warburton as Lemony Snicket, very wonderful.

Also, Robin & Barney reunited in this show is sooo amazing but I still hate that HIMYM finale.
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Just watched this episode and I agree with you guys, it's a really good start to the series. It's got the right mix of humor and drama.

I really loved all the interactions the siblings have had. Especially Violet and Klaus.

And yes, little Sunny is precious indeed.

Neil Patrick Harris does make a great Count Olaf. He really brings such a surprising charm to the role. And same with Patrick Warburton as Lemony Snicket.
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I think your supposed to hate but also be amused by Count olaf judging by both Jim carrys and Neal Patrick Harris portrayal of him
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Old 01-16-2017, 02:13 AM
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I read the first book (which this episode is based on) and they really remained faithful. I'm so pleased.

Acting-wise, I don't think anyone was subpar. And this ep was the introduction to the whole series and what misfortunes await the Baudelaire's so it was nice to see that. Everything from the children seeing Mr. Poe at the beach to meeting Justice Strauss and her pointing at Count Olaf's house: that was all in the book.
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:38 AM
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I love it
the cast works well together, great casting for the siblings
i was shocked when the boy was slapped by Count Olaf
i cant wait to learn more about this mysterious book
great twist at the end with the parents
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I loved this episode so much. It was the perfect mix of darkness with humor which kept it light and fun while still be serious/heavy in some scenes.

I really love the Baudelaire's. Mr. Poe is so clueless that it's comical and Count Olaf is fun. Even though he's evil I can't help but like him. Buy maybe that's because he's being played by NPH whom I adore.
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Just watched this, I thought it was a fun episode, set up the story of the show quite nicely!



I love that they're smart kids, gives me hope that they'll find their way out of this mess hopefully somehow (I have no clue where the story is going so just go along )

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This is the only episode I've seen so far. I've decided to pace myself with them. I really enjoyed the first episode. If it's anything to go by the series will be wonderful.
My intention is to not see them all at once either So I'll join you on the slower pace.

Patrick Warburton is really good! I love what he brings to the show
same for Neil though I do feel I have to get used to seeing him in this character but I do think he does it well!


Those kids are just wonderful! All 3, though I think violet and sunny are my favs

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i was shocked when the boy was slapped by Count Olaf
i cant wait to learn more about this mysterious book
great twist at the end with the parents
Oh same here, I have no clue what that book means!
and I love that the parents are still alive!

that slap was mean!!


Joan Cusack is a nice addition to the show as the judge btw!


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Aw i love the gifs you use with your post
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I thought it would be nice to pretty up the thread a bit
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Just watchdd this episode it was sooo good soo funny !!

Love that gif such a great quote flammable

Also barney and robin together again but the best twist the parents being alive i literally screamed of excitment soo happybest thing plus love both actors
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Though it makes you wonder who kidnapped them
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