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Wednesday - If You Don't Woe Me by Now

episode 1.7

USA 2022
produced by
Carmen Pepelea, Miles Millar (executive, showrunner), Alfred Gough (executive, showrunner), Kayla Alpert (executive), Gail Berman (executive), Tim Burton (executive), Jonathan Glickman (executive), Tommy Harper (executive), Kevin Lafferty (executive), Kevin Miserocchi (executive), Andrew Mittman (executive), Steve Stark (executive) for Millar Gough Ink, Tim Burton Productions, Toluca Pictures, 1.21 Pictures, Glickmania, Tee and Charles Addams Foundation/MGM, Netflix
directed by James Marshall
starring Jenna Ortega, Gwendoline Christie, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Hunter Doohan, Percy Hynes White, Emma Myers, Joy Sunday, Georgie Farmer, Naomi J. Ogawa, Christina Ricci, Iman Marson, Iman Marson, Olimpia Malai, Cezar Grumazescu, Cheherezade Valentine Okotaka Ebale, Johnna Dias-Watson, Oliver Watson, Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo, Calum Ross, Victor Dorobantu, Daniel Himschoot, Michael Okele
written by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Matt Lambert, developed for television by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, based on characters created by Charles Addams, music by Chris Bacon, visual effects by Rocket Science VFX

TV-series
Wednesday, The Addams Family

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Wednesday (Jenna Ortega) receives a visit from her Uncle Fester (Fred Armisen), who as it transpires is on the run from the law, but who's able to give her pointers where to find a secret book about monsters - and in this book she learns that the monster that's roaming the premises is actually a human who can turn into a monster but who's controlled by somebody else. For whatever reason, Wednesday suspects her psychotherapist Dr. Kinbott to be the person who controls the monster and confronts her with her suspicion. However, soon after this Dr. Kinbott is killed by the monster. Returning home, Wednesday finds her room has been searched, and Thing, who was tasked with guarding her monster book, has been pinned to the wall with a knife - Uncle Fester can revive Thing though. For some reason, too, Wednesday is confinced that fellow student Xavier (Percy Hynes White) is the monster, so she plants some evidence with him and has him arrested by the sheriff (Jamie McShane). Then though she has a date with local boy Tyler (Hunter Doohan), and when she kisses him she has a vision that he is indeed the monster ...

 

By this episode, Wednesday has pretty much lost all credibility as a murder mystery, as the plot is just too weakly constructed, suspects are just pulled out of a hat without any real, credible explanations, and then bumped off by the monster as a deus ex machina when they're no longer needed, just so they don't clutter the story even more. Not even Jenna Ortega's still stellar performance can save much anymore, especially since her shtick starts to feel repetitive.

 

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