Netflix’s “Wednesday” is the New Thing.

By Ana Luiza Albacete

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Netflix’s new series, “Wednesday”, breaks the record for hours viewed that belonged to “Stranger Things 4”. “Wednesday” had 341.2 million hour views on its weekend premiere. The new show follows Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega) during a school year, when she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability and also solve the mystery surrounding her parents. Created by Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, and produced by Tim Burton, this new show is based on the 1964 TV Show “The Addams Family” that was created by Charles Addams.  The family was also featured in two movies in the 1990’s.

Although “Wednesday” is a well-known character, the audience is loving the new show. “Even though there is not much of the Addam’s Family like in the 1990s, I love the show. Specially because it focuses directly on Wednesday” says Julia Vianna, an animation student at Seneca College. This point that Vianna makes is one of the most “problematic” among the reviews of the series.

According to Isabel Parigi, from the Pajiba website, “The fatal flaw of Wednesday, however, isn’t that it tries (and fails) to cover too much ground. Rather, it falls apart thanks to a fundamental misunderstanding, likely thanks to the show’s creators, of what “The Addams Family,” and its creepy/kooky members, represent.”

Seneca Financial Planning student, Mila Prinzac says that she grew up watching “The Addam’s Family” and “The Addams’s Family: Values” and when she watched the tv show, she was somehow disappointed because the core of being an Addams was not in “Wednesday”.

Another thing that has caught viewers’ attention is how Ortega has captivated the public by playing Wednesday Addams. After Christina Ricci’s perfect acting on the 1990s movies, few thought that someone would be good enough to play Wednesday Addams again. But Ortega set the bar higher and delivered a beautiful acting job.

One of the most memorable scenes of the series is at the school dance. Ortega created the dance routine. The show also has Catharine Zeta-Jones playing Morticia Addams, Luis Guzman as Gomez Addams, Gwendoline Christie playing Principal Larissa Weems and Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair, Wednesday’s roommate.



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