Wednesday

Wednesday is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.

If I am completely honest Christina Ricci was always “my” Wednesday Addams. The Addams Family & Addams Family Values were my introduction to Charles Addams’ mysterious and spooky family and the movies still stand up, Anjelica Huston was a perfect Morticia and Raúl Julia was born to play Gomez.

But I digress! this is a review of Wednesday, Jenna Ortega brings a smoldering intensity to the role and exudes danger and vulnerability going from being a piranha in a tank of goldfish to being a monster in a pool of other monsters. This show was and is a delight to watch and rewatch! I cannot wait until my daughter is old enough to watch it with me, she is a self-described spooky kid but knows when to say no to scary things she is not quite ready for.

Wednesday is a wonderful monster, murder mystery that will keep the viewer guessing throughout. It is also a coming of age story as well as a celebration of friendship and surviving high school. The supporting cast is also marvelous, from Luis Guzmán and Catherine Zeta Jones playing Gomez and Morticia respectively to wannabe best friend Enid Sinclair played by Emma Myers to potential love interests Tyler Gilpin and Percy Hynes White. Christina Ricci also makes an appearance as a normal, but mysterious human teacher at Nevermore Academy.

Tim Burton directed the first four episodes of Wednesday and served as executive producer for the series which bears his trademark gothic touches throughout. It seems bizarre that this is his first tangle with the Addams Family, but I can honestly say that it was worth the wait!

Wednesday was released on Bluray and DVD on March 26th by and is available from wherever fantastic film and television can be found.

It should also be available from your local library, but if it is not you are always able to ask that it be purchased!

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