Show Recommendation: Wednesday


Harper Heath, Staff Writer

Wednesday (2022) directed by the famous Tim Burton, follows the character, Wednesday Addams from the Addams Family. Jenna Ortega takes on the role of Wednesday and works alongside Tim Burton to create a show that is filled with horror and comedy. 

After Wednesday is expelled from her old school for her heinous pranks, she is sent to a new school called Nevermore filled with outcasts. She discovers her psychic abilities and begins to use them to solve a local murder while dealing with the transition to a new school. 

I really liked that Wednesday featured Tim Burton’s iconic gothic style of directing. The use of lighting and composition in Burton’s directing along with his cartoonish appearance to characters makes for interesting scenes that really elevate the show. Jenna Ortega does an amazing job in the role of Wednesday and is able to bring the character to life and portray Wednesday’s quirks and social awkwardness. I would give Wednesday 4 out of 5 stars; I definitely enjoyed it and am looking forward to season two.

Wednesday is available to watch on Netflix and is the perfect thing to watch before seeing Crystal Lake Central’s theater program perform The Addams Family this spring.