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TV REVIEW: Wednesday (2022 TV) - ★★★★★

Updated: Dec 23, 2023



Created by: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar

Based on: Characters by Charles Addams


Director: Tim Burton (4 episodes)


Stars: Jenna Ortega, Gwendoline Christie, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Hunter Doohan, Percy Hynes White, Emma Myers, Joy Sunday, Georgie Farmer, Christina Ricci.


Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy.

Themes: Gothic, Dark Fantasy, Addams Family


Follows Wednesday Addams' years as a student, when she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart and solve the mystery that embroiled her parents.

The series received predominantly positive reviews from critics, who praised Ortega's performance. Within three weeks of release, it became the second-most watched English-language Netflix series.


MIX UP RATING: ★★★★★



MIX UP REVIEWS:


Sandy (Age 9) - ★★★★★

"Wednesday is Netflix’s new (ish) comedy series starring Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega), bringing back some old Addams family characters such as Morticia Addams, Gomez Addams, Pugsley Addams and Thing Addams. Also introducing new characters like Enid (Emma Myers) and Tyler. The best character (in my opinion) was Thing, the hand, he is funnier than the rest. I can’t wait for season 2. Have you seen the show?"



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  1. The Addams Family (1991) - #76 - ★★★★★

  2. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incoporated (2010 TV) - #32 - ★★★★

  3. Addams Family Values (1993) - #145 - ★★★★

  4. The Addams Famiy (2019) - #237 - ★★★★

  5. The Addams Famiy 2 (2021) - #481 - ★★★★

  6. Ms. Marvel (2022 TV) - n/a

  7. I Am Number Four (2011) - n/a

  8. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) - n/a

  9. The Addams Family (1964 TV) - n/a


The excellent actress Christina Ricci is iconic as Wednesday Addams in the brilliant '90s movies of The Addams Family and Values. Also worth checking out is more Addams adaptations with the recent animated films. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incoporated has a similar vibe to the show as does Ms. Marvel following a teen outsider. The writers of the show also had a part in Spider-Man 2, I Am Number Four and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Meanwhile there's more campy fun with The Addams Family in the original TV series of the '60s.


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