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Wednesday     Season 1
review by Bobby Blakey

In 1938 cartoonist Charles Addams introduced the world to his single-panel comic The Addams Family. Eventually it spawned the hilariously iconic TV series of the same name that ran fro 2 seasons from 1964 – 1968. Since then, we have had three live action feature films, a series revival, animated series and two animated big screen films. In 2022 the franchise returned to TV in a different way with the Tim Burton led Wednesday Netfli series starring Jenna Ortega, Gwendoline Christie, Jamie McShane, Hunter Doohan, Percy Hynes White, Emma Myers, Joy Sunday, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán, Isaac Ordonez, and Fred Armisen.


Wednesday follows Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday's attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.


As much as I love the Addams Family and all things Tim Buton, I wasn’t sold on the idea of this series and its direction. I could not be more wrong because I loved this show. It brings everything that fans love about the Addams Family to the forefront while injecting with a new spin and works great. The fish out of water ideal is a great platform to make for some fun scenarios, but thankfully Wednesday never feels out of place so it makes it all the more interesting.


Ortega is perfection in the role capturing the essence of the character while still making it all her own. From her quick quips to her already cult classic dance sequence she brings Wednesday to life in a world she doesn’t belong and yet fits right in. The rest of the cast are great as well with Zeta-Jones

and Guzman showing up in cameos as Morticia and Gomez. They are both great, but Guzman captures the look and feel of the original comics brilliantly.


This series takes on the struggle blooming of the teenage comedy and brings the dark world of Burton together in a heartfelt, funny, entertaining and well-crafted series that had me wanting to see more as soon as possible. The series has been renewed for a second season so what better time to dive back in or for the first time than now with Wednesday: Season 1.


This release doesn’t have any bonus features but all the episodes of the first season that are well worth it all their own. Witness the spooky and all together ooky world of the next chapter of the Addams Family when Wednesday: Season 1 hits Blu-ray and DVD on March 26th from Warner Bros Discovery Home Entertainment.

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