Oh So Creepy and Mysterious, but Not so Scary to Watch: Wednesday

Netflix television series Wednesday, Wednesday Addams and her roommate Enid Sinclair in their dorm room. Picture provided by Google Creative Commons.

There are certainly interesting ideas going on in filmmaker  Tim Burton’s mind, as evidenced in the 90s films Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and the 2000s film Corpse Bride.  Burton recently came out with a 2022 comedy horror Netflix television series, Wednesday; the star of the series is the firstborn death and gore obsessed Wednesday Addams, played by the actress Jenna Ortega.

 Ortega does a fantastic job with her role of Wednesday Addams. She’s always monotone, serious, and stuck in her ways. Guzmán and Jones, who play Gomez and Morticia, are great actors, but I don’t like the reinvented spooky couple in this spin-off. Nothing is wrong with being in love. The couple seems too passionate.Even though he’s not in the show much,  Issac Ordonez does a great job bringing Pugsley’s sweetness to life. Emma Meyers, who plays Enid Sinclair, Wednesday’s roommate and friend, Meyers perfects  the bubbly and energetic werewolf character softens Wednesday.

 Wednesday is not too gruesome or scary for teenagers, but it does have supernatural elements and creatures like werewolves, vampires, gorgons, sirens. The quick paced plot involves Wednesday trying to solve a murder spree in the local town of Jericho that involves a monster the police won’t believe is real and a murder her father committed when he was young. The only disappointment is the predictability of the monster reveal. 

The show Wednesday has both a satisfying resolution and cliffhanger.