“Wednesday” is weird and we love it

Wednesday is weird and we love it

Ava Gjertsen, Editor

The new TV show “Wednesday” was released to Netflix on November 23, 2022, directed by Tim Burton himself, and it has gained waves of attention and popularity. Its a spin off of the Addams Family, but specifically centered around the daughter, Wednesday, and how she’s sent to a school for unnatural people. There, she works on discovering more about her psychic ability and solving local mysteries.

First of all, the casting is brilliant. Jenna Ortega plays Wednesday, and she does a phenomenal job depicting her. In fact, Ortega revealed that while playing her, she wouldn’t blink, which just exudes the creepy energy of the character. Another factor (that could potentially be one of the greatest scenes of 2022) was that Ortega even choreographed Wednesday’s iconic dance herself, basing it off videos of goths dancing in clubs in the ’80s. Gomez and Morticia are also portrayed wonderfully; they look perfect for their roles and do the couple justice when representing them.

Although the show is mainly astounding, there are critiques viewers seem to have. Some dialogue the characters use can just be quite awkward and cringe-inducing to watch. The writers also attempt to create (one-sided) love interests for Wednesday, which simply is not fitting for her. Wednesday has always been written as apathetic, cold and unfeeling. Although she did have a love interest in another rendition (“The Addams Family” 1991), it just feels off and unfitting to a plethora of watchers. As far as complaints go, though, there’s not too many besides these.

Overall rating: 4/5 stars.