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Wednesday - Wednesday's Child is Full of Woe

episode 1.1

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 Tim Burton
starring Jenna Ortega, Gwendoline Christie, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Hunter Doohan, Michael Okele, Percy Hynes White, Emma Myers, Joy Sunday, Georgie Farmer, Naomi J. Ogawa, Christina Ricci, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán, Isaac Ordonez, Iman Marson, Max Pemberton, George Burcea, James Clay, Caroline Lawrie, Johnna Dias-Watson, Oliver Watson, Victor Dorobantu, Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo, Calum Ross, Cezar Grumazescu, Islam Bouakkaz, Morgan Beale, Karina Varadi, Daniel Himschoot, Simon Furness
written and developed for television by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, based on characters created by Charles Addams, music by Danny Elfman, visual effects by Rocket Science VFX

Wednesday, The Addams Family

review by
Mike Haberfelner

After avenging her brother Pugsley (Isaac Ordonez) by throwing a bunch of piranhas into his bullies' swimming pool, teenaged Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega) is expelled from her school, an opportunity for her parents Morticia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Gomez (Luis Guzmán) to ship her off to Nevermore boarding school for outcasts, the exact school they both went to and fell in love with. Wednesday decides to hate it from the get-go, and the overly friendly principal (Gwendoline Christie), her bubbly roommate Enid (Emma Myers) and the oh-so-understanding psychiatrist Dr. Kinboch (Riki Lindhome) she's mandated to see twice a week make it easy for her to do just that. Then an attempt is made on her life, and she's only saved in the nick of time by Xavier (Percy Hynes White), who turns out to be a childhood friend. Later in town she meets Tyler (Hunter Doohan), who takes an instant liking in her and promises to help her escape. However on the flipside, Tyler's father Sheriff Galpin (Jamie McShane) takes an instant dislike in her, accusing her father to be a murderer, something she has never heard about. Ultimately, Wednesday is almost killed by another student, Rowan (Calum Ross), who claims his mother has seen her in a vision where she destroys Nevermore, but in the nick of time Wednesday is saved by a monster that brutally kills Rowan but lets her escape - and with murder and mystery thrown into the mix, Nevermore grows on Wednesday ...

In a bit of inspired casting, Christina Ricci plays Wednesday's dorm mother.


Now it's at best questionable if we ever needed a drama series about teenaged Wednesday Addams, and the parallels of Nevermore to Harry Potter's Hogwarts are not all that encouraging. However, when the story allows Tim Burton to go full gothic, one sees traces of greatness, and Jenna Ortega as cold and emotionless Wednesday sure gives a fine performance. One just wishes the series would go less the gloomy high school drama way and had more of the macabre humour associated with The Addams Family as such.


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