Wednesday review


Jenna Ortega, the actress that plays Wednesday.

Olivia Tingle, Reporter

A spin-off of the iconic, Addams family, has come to Netflix as of November 23, 2022, in form of the oldest child, Wednesday. Written by Charles Addams, Miles Millar, and Alfred Gough Wednesday tells the story of a new horror through Wednesday’s (Jenna Ortega) eyes, high school.

After getting kicked out of a multitude of schools Wednesday Addams gets placed into the care of Nevermore academy, where students with unique qualities, such as being a werewolf or siren, are welcome. With the goal of escaping Nevermore Wednesday sets out to cause some trouble, however with further investigation she discovers some untold secrets of the school. Murders, monsters, and clues help Wednesday navigate the question surrounding the school and the town; who is behind these crimes?

Wednesday focuses primarily on the character relationships with her family and friends. Wednesday is someone who acts like she doesn’t care about the well-being of others; however, she ends up trying to save her peers as best as possible. Also, being forced to attend Nevermore puts a strain on her and Morticia’s (Catherine Zeta-Jones) relationship, but as the truth gets uncovered, they grow closer as a family.

Wednesday is a fun watch. The show does not take itself too seriously but still has a compelling mystery aspect that is interesting to follow.