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After much consideration, I found time to watch Wednesday, a Netflix series based on the “The Addams Family” created by cartoonist Charles Addams.


The franchise has then seen many adaptions to numerous forms of media, such as television, movies, and comic books.


This time, however, it is series creators Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, together with director Tim Burton who’s famous worldwide for his spooky designs choices and memorable films in the likes of ‘Beetlejuice’ and ‘Corpse Bride’ to bring their eccentric take on the ghostly renowned family.


We follow Wednesday Addams played by Jenna Ortega, and whilst attending Nevermore Academy, Wednesday Addams attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a killing spree and solve the mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago.


From the get-go, the series is quick to introduce to you who Wednesday Addams is, she’s neither a goth nor an emo-fascinated individual. She’s outspoken and gets straight to the point rather than beat around the bush. She seems heartless at times, however, that’s her way of protecting herself, and it is through finally meeting someone colorful and bright in Enid Sinclair played by Emma Myers that she begins to appreciate the things that she normally wouldn’t.
Their friendship is a huge reason why I enjoyed this show so much, seeing complete opposites helping one another and giving insight into things that the other wouldn’t understand works beautifully for this show.
At times, it reminded me of ‘Harry Potter’, particularly in the second episode which sees the students divided into groups and having to complete a challenge.
Jenna Ortega delivers a captivating rendition of Wednesday Addams, one I’d say is probably one of her best representations thus far. Her unexpressive, coldness could be felt through the screen, the sarcasm hits hard.
One of my favorite lines Wednesday Addams delivered, was replying to a smirk remark that Bianca Sunday made during one of their plant’s classes together – she said “talking to a plant is quality over quantity”. My jaw fell to the ground at this devastating reply.
As for the main reason why we’re all tuned into this show, which is the mystery of course.
Sure enough, they are layers to this series that try to convince you that one character is the culprit, without giving you any concrete evidence that they may or may not be the culprit but I think that by introducing the main antagonist Joseph Crackstone so early in the story and his final encounter with Wednesday only made it more interesting to see this conclusion rather than beat our heads on who it or they might be.
Though I loved and enjoyed the little moments we had of Gomez Addams and his wife Morticia Addams, every moment of these two together brought a controllable smile to my face.
They are nothing like Wednesday Addams, they’re all over one another, I mean, they can’t keep their hands off one another even in jail, so charismatic, I wish we had gotten more scenes of these two together.
All in all, Wednesday is a mystery crime series, one that promotes self-discovery, purpose, and finding the untold whitewashed truth.


Expect to have a ball of fun and laughter with this series. It has its awkward moments that work perfectly well with the theme of the series and includes a lot of dark humor.
Many of the characters involved are just used for the background, however, those that are put in the spotlight have good and bad moments that only make it easier to relate to them rather than judge them at the first sight.
For this, I give Wednesday, a 4 out of 5 rating.

Thank you for reading another review from, LSR, and I thank you for the support.


Have a blessed one.Wednesday
Star Ratings

Miles Millar & Alfred Gough

“You don’t have to know every single episode, but you have to know where your show is going and how your show is going to evolve, even in very general terms. We’re all writers, but we’re also in the sales business. You’re selling passion and you’re selling ideas and the story has to be satisfying on many different levels. If you can’t tell that in a pitch, why are they going to invest millions to see if you can figure it out on their dime?”

While attending Nevermore Academy, Wednesday Addams attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a killing spree and solve the mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago.
  • Jenna Ortega
  • Gwendoline Christie
  • Emma Myers
  • Luis Guzman
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones
  • Christina Ricci
  • Isaac Ordonez
  • George Burcea
  • Joy Sunday
  • Tommie Earl Jenkins
  • Hunter Doohan
  • Georgie Farmer
  • Percy Hynes White
  • Riki Lindhome
  • Jamie McShane
  • Moosa Mostafa
  • Naomi J. Ogawa
  • Lucius Hoyos
  • William Houston
  • Tim Burton
  • James Marshall
  • Gandja Monteiro
  • MGM Television
  • Millar Gough Ink
  • Tee and Charles Addams Foundation
  • Glickmania
  • Tim Burton Productions
  • 1.21 Pictures
  • Toluca Pictures
  • Netflix
  • 8 Episodes

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