Her Campus Logo Her Campus Logo
This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Casper Libero chapter.

Based on the classic movie The Addams Family, Wednesday is a Netflix original series that focuses on the life of Morticia and Gomez’s spooky daughter. Over the course of eight episodes, we are introduced to a present-day version of the girl we first saw in the 90s film series. After being kicked out of her school, Wednesday’s enrolled at Nevermore Academy, a school dedicated to outcasts – and, also, the place where her parents met and fell in love. 

A few days after Wednesday arrives at the school, some bizarre murders start happening in the town Jericho. Intrigued by the nature of the deaths, she begins to investigate the mysteries of the traditional small city on her own. It is a well-developed thriller, with some comedy bits, and, in the end, it is very well resolved and coherent with the plot.

We always knew that Wednesday Addams was an exotic character with some creepy personality traits. In the series, Jenna Ortega gives us exactly that. With an impeccable performance, we realize that despite having all the characteristics mentioned above, the protagonist is also extremely determined, intelligent and, deep down, a little sentimental. It is possible to see these qualities in the character when we are introduced to scraps of romance throughout the series.

Tim Burton’s aesthetic

Although the original movie takes place in 1991, the series adapts to the current scenario and is set in 2022. With this in mind, the soundtrack features songs by today’s favorite singers. However, being set in a different era doesn’t make the production lose its unique characteristics.

In addition to all of that, the Netflix series has impeccable special effects. Tim Burton is extremely known for the peculiar aesthetics of his characters, and you can see the filmmaker’s mark in all the special effects scenes and the Addams Family’s makeup and style. Also, there are a lot of references to the original, like the Addams’ famous car and even the appearance of Christina Ricci, who played Wednesday in the 90s.

Above all, “Wednesday” is addictive. Once you start, you can’t stop watching until it’s over. It’s really worth all the hype it gets. Getting to know Wednesday Addams once again and being able to develop a new opinion about her is something sensational. I dare say she will probably be a fan favorite for a long time.

The article above was written by Maria Fernanda Viana and edited by Amanda Moraes. Liked this type of content? Check out Her Campus Cásper Líbero home page for more!

Maria Fernanda Viana

Casper Libero '25

Desde sempre obcecada por palavras e pelos universos nos quais vivo através dos livros