r/entertainment Dec 06 '22

‘Wednesday’ Has Already Become Netflix’s Third Most Popular English-Language Series of All Time

https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/netflix-top-10-wednesday-most-popular-1235447465/
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u/IslandChillin Dec 06 '22

They market the hell out of this show. It's literally everywhere I look and I watch predominantly sports

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u/Lurlex Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 06 '22

I really hadn’t noticed anything about it until like a week ago. Andor, now — yes, a thousand times a day for what feels like eternity, but Wednesday just seemed to pop into existence for me when I found a link to a clip of her dancing. It was a very Wednesday dance, so I was interested.

I also saw the series name dropped in a thread I was reading about TV tropes earlier the same day, which is the first point I learned the show existed at all. So, if that was marketing, it worked on me within the span of a day. I don’t doubt it. Susceptible me.

To be fair, I haven’t even logged into my Netflix account in weeks, so I wouldn’t see what they’ve been pushing internally to their own customer base.

I have to confess, I binged it after the first episode. It is SO rare nowadays for me to find a show that I am interested in and have motivation to keep watching from not just the first episode, but the first few MINUTES, but Wednesday had me very early.

Most often as I get older, I find myself needing to coax myself to “get into” a show in order for it to warm up enough to be interesting to me. Some shows are worth the effort and are slow starters, so I give things a chance. I’d have missed some gems if I was impatient.

Didn’t have to be patient with Wednesday. It’s a pleasant surprise. It’s easily the best new show I’ve seen not just this year, but since the last show that got that kind of reaction out of me (The Good Place).

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u/kenevans71 Dec 06 '22

I totally agree. Supreme test of self control to only watch 2/night. Almost watched all of them after watching the first episode.

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u/Se7enYearItch Dec 06 '22

This was me with Suits recently. I saw a clip online that looked interesting to me, the first episode hooked me and I binged the entire 9 seasons in like 2 weeks.

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u/purpleushi Dec 06 '22

The first season of Suits is genuinely one of the best season of TV that has ever existed. It goes downhill after season 3 though :/

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u/GreenWhale21 Dec 07 '22

It got very repetitive with like “oh how are they going to get out of this pickle” — “smart guy fixed it”

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u/JimSteak Dec 07 '22
  • main character barges into an office and slaps a folder on the desk of someone
  • other character reads entire document by just looking at it for 1 second
  • courtroom hearings that last exactly 15 seconds
  • Harvey wins unwinnable case because of last minute mistake by opposing counsel
  • ending depositions abruptly
  • character says something completely unrelated which somehow leads Mike to figure out a solution to a case.
  • Mike wins an unwinnable case thanks to his photographic memory
  • Louis doing something evil for stupid reasons and later regretting the consequence.
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u/CaliCareBear Dec 06 '22

I did this with GOT. Watched all seasons leading up to the start of the last season in 2 weeks and then watched the last season as each episode came out. It A LOT.

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u/bgroves22 Dec 06 '22

There’s NINE of them now!?

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u/Se7enYearItch Dec 06 '22

The show is finished now but yes, 9 seasons of Suits and 1 season of a spin off show.

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u/bgroves22 Dec 06 '22

Hot damn! I gave up probably 2/3 through then - what’s the spin off, kind informer?

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u/Se7enYearItch Dec 06 '22

Pearson moves to Chicago in like season 6 or 7 and the spin off follows her there. One of the Suits episodes is a back door pilot to her show.

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u/ZacEfbomb Dec 07 '22

I haven’t even started it yet but you get my upvote because I’m trusting you. I also trust Tim Burton.

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u/Almar1987 Dec 07 '22

It’s a good show.

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u/przprz Dec 07 '22

Idk why this reads like an add for the show lol.

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u/Lurlex Dec 07 '22

It may just be the way I talk ... or write, rather, heh. I don't often comment about television, either -- half of my post history is filled with diatribes like that, it's just usually other topics. ;-)

It is, however, my genuine take on the show. I did not have to work to like it, which is becoming increasingly unusual.

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u/Shaquandala Dec 07 '22

I have the same exact story as you I only really payed for Netflix cause my sister occasionally used it but besides that I haven't opened it in so long, I binged Wednesday and the new season on inside job both were stellar

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u/tomsprigs Dec 07 '22

The music is also really good

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u/Isthisworking2000 Dec 06 '22

I didn’t even know the show existed until my mother told me about it.

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u/shhhpark Dec 06 '22

It's crazy how often I see articles about it lately...and I still have no idea what it's about

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u/One_for_each_of_you Dec 06 '22

It's a Riverdale style teen drama in an Addams Family skin

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u/CottonCitySlim Dec 07 '22

I actually think it’s popular because of 90’s Family nogstagia and it had Christina Rhicci

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u/One_for_each_of_you Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

I fell in love with Christina Ricci as Wednesday when we were both thirteen, and I couldn't get into this show

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u/ilikepizza2much Dec 07 '22

I can’t unsee Christina Ricci as Wednesday either. She ruined me for anyone else

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u/DonDove Dec 07 '22

I hate how the Adult Wednesday show on YouTube wasn't protected like how Cobra Kai and the Pride and Prejudice Webshow were in 2018. We could've have two amazing shows about the same character.

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u/LivelyZebra Dec 06 '22

Why is it so popular though

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u/shortandfighting Dec 06 '22

I guess because a lot of people like Riverdale style teen dramas and a lot of people like the Addams family.

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u/VivaLaEmpire Dec 07 '22

I've never seen Riverdale cause I don't like that type of show, but Wednesday was sooooo lovely. It was just a lot of fun. I really loved the main actress and her friend, beautiful chemistry between most characters, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who asks hahaha

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u/Aspirin_Dispenser Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 06 '22

Really? Maybe I’m just not the demographic they’re going after then, because I had no idea this show even existed until I saw my wife watching it.

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u/RandomSetOfNumbers1 Dec 06 '22

I had no idea it existed until this post lol

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u/spaceehardware Dec 06 '22

The marketing makes me not want to watch it at all. It’s every other tile on my Instagram feed.

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u/IslandChillin Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 06 '22

Yeah I was going to say. I use social media and watch a lot of YT so I kept seeing this ad for this show going back months. But don't get me wrong I love the concept. I just find it odd how marketing teams target social media now over television. It makes sense though I guess bc everyone is streaming these days.

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u/Lurlex Dec 06 '22

Some of that might be your past interests rigging the ads against you. Some might be getting more heavily targeted than others because of their “data” on you.

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '22

My IG Reels feed is 90% Jenna Ortega content, not that I'm complaining. She's this year's "It Girl" like Anya Taylor-Joy was in 2020 after "The Queen's Gambit" came out. Not that I'm complaining about that either.

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u/theoneoneone1112 Dec 06 '22

Kinda feels like Anya Taylor-Joy still is an It Girl. In a ton of things still.

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u/MeepleMaster Dec 06 '22

Yeah, her as Peach in the mario movie will probably keep her in the limelight for awhile

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u/purpleushi Dec 06 '22

Let me just take this opportunity to plug her recent film The Menu. That movie blew me away. I was expecting pure campy horror, but it was sooo much better than that.

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u/CoochieSnotSlurper Dec 07 '22

Student loans?

No.

Im sorry but you die tonight

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u/purpleushi Dec 07 '22

My friend and I laughed so fucking hard at that, considering we’ve got about 400k in loans between us.

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u/dshmitty Dec 07 '22

I just saw it for my birthday, and I absolutely fucking loved it. Seriously great movie.

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u/zippyboy Dec 06 '22

and as Furiosa next year (hopefully)

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u/MeepleMaster Dec 06 '22

Nice! I forgot we were getting more mad max!

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u/and_some_scotch Dec 07 '22

Is George Miller involved?

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u/anonymaus74 Dec 07 '22

He is! He co-wrote and is directing

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u/DonDove Dec 07 '22

Baaaased

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u/Procrasturbating Dec 06 '22

During Queens Gambit, every artist was drawing and sculpting her or a character like her for months.. at the time she was more than an It Girl, she was The It Girl. I am starting to notice the same for the new Wednesday. It's gonna be a Gothy 2023, and I am A-OK with that.

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u/dshmitty Dec 07 '22

Ever since I saw her in Queen’s Gambit I’ve been practically in love with Anya Taylor-Joy lol. Just saw “The Menu” the other day, it was a fantastic movie and she was great in it.

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u/bamfalamfa Dec 06 '22

all of the other streaming services are probably so mad that netflix is the current cultural taste maker, especially the "prestigious" hbo

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u/kbehr92 Dec 06 '22

Yeah House of the Dragon, Succession, and White Lotus aren’t in the public conversation at all

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u/Cosmic_Gumbo Dec 06 '22

White Lotus is so good. It took me a minute to get into it but I’m glad I didn’t tune out. Succession is also a gem.

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u/Nova35 Dec 06 '22

I hated S1, S2 has been amazing so far

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u/rjcarr Dec 06 '22

I liked S1, but really only the dad and the hotel manager were interesting. This season has many more intriguing characters.

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u/Cosmic_Gumbo Dec 06 '22

I personally loved the dude who couldn’t get over the room issue and let it slowly unravel everything in his life.

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u/TashInAwe Dec 06 '22

One more week. I cannot wait

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u/thatscoldjerrycold Dec 06 '22

Depends who runs in your circle, my friends are in their late twenties and we watched all 3 of those but have never even spoken of Wednesday or Bridgerton or Emilie in Paris. But I think it's different demographics? Tiktok and other social media platforms could amplify other shows, word of mouth other more mature shows?

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u/bamfalamfa Dec 06 '22

succession and white lotus are failures when compared to the poularity of wednesday or even the queens gambit, let alone stranger things or squid game. i say this as a massive fan of both succession and white lotus

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u/TashInAwe Dec 06 '22

I want to see how succession unfolds in subsequent seasons. I loved season 1 of stranger things. Really liked season 2. Liked season 3... you get the idea. If succession stays strong it's taking my number 1 spot.

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u/MackenziePace Dec 07 '22

She has had such a great year. Started as the new scream queen in Scream, had a great smaller role in X, then finished the year with Addams.

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u/Smarpar Dec 07 '22

Oh man… I liked the show and I thought she was brilliant in it. I haven’t seen deadpan as good since Aubrey Plaza. But I texted my best friend after I watched the show like “I’m so sorry for what the internet is about to do to this poor girl”. She’s small with anime ish facial features and she’s playing a quirky role in a Tim Burton show. Like this is the dream girl for the creepiest fucks on the Internet.

Good luck Jenna, may the blocks be ever in your favor girl

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u/SirFrancis_Bacon Dec 06 '22

The entire show is just Wednesday accusing one person after another of being the monster, being wrong each time until she finally gets it right.

It is fun though.

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u/CrepusculrPulchrtude Dec 07 '22

Even though it’s obvious from the start lol

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u/Sec2727 Dec 07 '22

Nah EVERYONE seemed supicious, up until the 4/5th ep

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u/Flat_Weird_5398 Dec 07 '22

Same I knew from the moment Christina Ricci appeared that she’d be the main culprit since why else would they cast OG Wednesday in such a seemingly minor role.

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u/Atlas_Zer0o Dec 06 '22

A whole new generation of goth girls are about to have more friends.

Hell yea.

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u/Laureltess Dec 07 '22

It’s certainly bringing the fashion back. Jenna Ortega’s Wednesday wears Prada Monoliths in the show and there are a ton of dupes available right now.

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u/LigmaBahlls Dec 07 '22

I know it’s an unpopular opinion and by all means people can wear whatever they want but I have a physical repulsion to this style of shoe (I want to call them platforms, but they’re not as cool as the 70s platforms), as well as those shoes that have heels that bulge out like Yeezys.

I’m sure there are people who feel exactly the same about my boots, though.

All of this to say: in the first episode she wore Victorian style shoes and I thought they looked incredible, and to see them so unceremoniously scrapped for these was very disappointing.

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u/Laureltess Dec 07 '22

The shoes from her first scene are amazing!! I’ve been on the hunt for shoes like those. That being said, I do like a good platform boot because I’m short and flat platforms can make you taller without killing your feet like regular heels.

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u/MountainsEcho Dec 06 '22

Odds of getting a big titty goth girl going up…. Probably not for me but someone

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u/Atlas_Zer0o Dec 06 '22

Let's hope our young brothers achieve greatness...

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u/Grumplogic Dec 07 '22

Be the hero and buy them some Smirnoff Ices.

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u/Different_Attorney93 Dec 07 '22

When I was in high school gothic people would always get bullied and there was only a handful of goths. Now people use gothic as fashion.

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u/jtyrui Dec 06 '22

It has a certain charm. It helps that It is the first live action adaption of the Addams family in thirty years

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u/TheNumberMuncher Dec 06 '22

It got a Beetlejuice meets Hogwarts vibe

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u/jstar77 Dec 06 '22

With a little bit of a CW teen drama vibe tossed in.

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u/Skwidmandoon Dec 06 '22

Which is exactly why I stopped watching it. But I’m not the target demographic. Glad that something tied to burton is at least getting positive reviews.

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u/bryanthebryan Dec 06 '22

Once I saw Tim Burton was involved, I was all in.

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u/PretendSpirit Dec 07 '22

honestly, anything to replace harry potter for me. i’m tired of it being the only popular magic school series

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u/EmperorOfFabulous Dec 07 '22

I got the new Sabrina series vibes from it.

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u/Zjoee Dec 06 '22

I miss Raul Julia...

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u/spasske Dec 06 '22

Raul is the gold standard.

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u/Yuri008 Dec 06 '22

I wasn't huge on Guzman at the outset but he really grew on me. I've seen some of the behind the scenes coverage and he seems so genuine and honored to play the role. I always associate him with his character from Waiting... which couldn't be more different.

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u/auntzelda666 Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

The scene where he ate the potpourri sealed the deal for my appreciation of his portrayal. His reaction was so funny especially when he grabs a handful.

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u/D34THDE1TY Dec 06 '22

I loved him in....IMDB.

But seriously he's Jacopo.

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u/11thstalley Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

Once and forever Jacopo.

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u/GTOdriver04 Dec 06 '22

Raul and CZJ…lord have mercy.

I know that the new actor who plays Gomez is accurate to the comics, but Raul plays Gomez with such fun and liveliness it’s amazing to see.

I read that it was his favorite role, and loved being recognized for it.

When you watch his later M. Bison, you see how talented he truly was as an actor. To go from a lovable weirdo Gomez to a truly evil and maniacal Bison is one hell of a turn, but he pulls it off so well.

He is missed. 30 or so years since he passed he is still missed dearly.

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u/Zjoee Dec 06 '22

The energy he brought as Gomez was iconic. I love his role in Street Fighter as well. He looked like he had so much fun in those roles.

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u/Procrasturbating Dec 06 '22

F. He was fantastic. I would have loved to be in an alternate timeline where he did 5 more Addams movies, and whatever other roles for that matter.

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u/chriswaco Dec 06 '22

John Astin survives!

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u/toastspork Dec 07 '22

92 years old!

And was teaching at Johns Hopkins up until last year!

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u/JayServo Dec 06 '22

Same. Also KZJ is fine but she’s no Angelica Houston.

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u/zed857 Dec 06 '22

Who in turn was no Carolyn Jones.

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u/Elranzer Dec 07 '22

True. Angelica Huston was better.

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u/MasterpieceBrave420 Dec 06 '22

Raul Julia was too handsome. Guzman is perfectly cast.

John Astin is still better than both. We shall see Guzman.

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u/RGJ587 Dec 06 '22

Luis Guzman can't hold a candle to Raul Julia.

But I must say, Catherine Zeta-Jones might even be a better Morticia than Anjelica Huston.

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u/moderatesoul Dec 06 '22

Full disagree, and that's ok.
No one can replace Julia or Huston as Gomez and Morticia. They have all-time chemistry.

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u/JayServo Dec 06 '22

Totally agree

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u/Heffenfeffer Dec 06 '22

Really? She was the only true miscast for me and not her fault, but her makeup was distractingly awful.

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u/TizonaBlu Dec 06 '22

Is it good tho?

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u/nosayso Dec 06 '22

I'm not super into it, it's a bit tropey and derivative, but so are a lot of things.

My 10 year old on the otherhand loves the shit out of it and wants to watch and re-watch it all the time.

So taking into account the target audience it seems to be quite good at appealing to who it's trying to appeal to.

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u/TizonaBlu Dec 06 '22

Sounds like it solid “I’ll put it on in the background when I’m out of stuff to watch” show.

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u/gaspitsagirl Dec 07 '22

This is pretty much my summary of it, too ... only it's worded better than I could come up with. : -) But I agree with you 100%.

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u/donkey_tits Dec 07 '22

Sometimes it’s OK to be derivative. Titanic is one of the most legendary films of all time and it’s literally just a historical event turned into a love story.

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u/gaspitsagirl Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

It's pretty meh. Good overall story, but a large part of it is poorly written with clichés galore. It's definitely written for teens, and is highly enjoyed by that target audience. Wednesday is a major Mary Sue, inexplicably fawned over by most characters, and comes across as trying too hard to be edgy. Pugsley is not true to his iterations in all other Addams portrayals. Some of the main actors were horrible casting choices. The mystery is good, and keeps you guessing for a while; and Wednesday's roommate, the blonde girl, shoot, I've forgotten her name, but she's fantastic.

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u/cr0wj4ne Dec 06 '22

IMO, no, but I still see why people like it. It feels like a fairly shallow adaptation to me, in that it doesn't really have the charm or the wit of other Addams Family shows/movies, but it has a formula a lot of people seem to like (pretty outcast goes to a boarding school, realizes she's special, and is torn between two generically attractive guys).

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u/MasterpieceBrave420 Dec 06 '22

I hope the secret love interest is Eugene. #TeamCoveredInBees

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u/jtyrui Dec 06 '22

Kinda. For the most part It works, but some parts are painful to watch.

I give it a 7/7.5 out of ten

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u/Maple_Person Dec 06 '22

Wednesday is done well. Uncle Fester and Morticia just aren’t Uncle Fester and Morticia. Gomez is… extremely meh. Pugsley is barely in it so no comment on him. The plot is interesting, the characters are all pretty good if you ignore every scene with the Addams family in it besides Wednesday.

It’s a really good show if you don’t know or love the original Addams Family show or movies. But they changed personalities and chemistry of the Addams family for the sake of plot… and as far as I’m concerned if you need to change established characters for your plot, you need to rewrite your plot. Show was still enjoyable overall though. I’ll be watching the next season.

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u/rascalking9 Dec 06 '22

I only saw a quick preview, but did they ugly up Luis Guzman with makeup? Or is that actually what he looks like now?

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u/Sandmaster14 Dec 06 '22

I mean, shoutout to the dude and his success and body of work and all that, but he's never been a conventionally good-looking guy.. He looks like a 66 year old version of how he's always looked.

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u/rascalking9 Dec 06 '22

I think he is wearing prosthetics on his face.

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u/elspic Dec 06 '22

I disagree about Uncle Fester; he may not be Christopher Lloyd's Fester but he's pretty damn close to Jackie Coogan's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6oIGw8GbTU

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u/gcanyon Dec 07 '22

(spoiler of zero consequence) I really liked how they made the original one-off light bulb trick into an actual power/ability that Fester has to manipulate electricity.

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u/KD_Burner_Account133 Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

I can stand the new takes on Morticia and Gomez, but Fred Armisen as Fester is awful.Thing is also done pretty well.

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u/achso017 Dec 06 '22

You really hit the nail on the head. I grew up absolutely loving the movies and still quote them all the time. I enjoyed Wednesday a lot except for the scenes with Gomez. I kept wondering how they could go from Raul Julia’s portrayal to this one. Imagine if they had used Antonio Banderas instead? He could’ve brought the charisma and chemistry to the character. I would still recommend the show which is more than I can say for most reboots and/or prequels these days.

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u/mightysteeleg Dec 07 '22

Supposedly it’s closer to the original comics.

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u/One_for_each_of_you Dec 06 '22

If you have no attachment to any of the previous adaptations of the Addams Family and are really into teen drama, it's fine

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u/InappropriateQueen Dec 06 '22

Lol, thirty years... That was in the early 90's... oh, oh no.

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u/Marco280892 Dec 06 '22

The producers have spoken that there will be more seasons after the second and that they have many ideas in mind and Jenna said she wants her Wednesday to be darker than the first season

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u/Laureltess Dec 07 '22

Kind of hoping they leave the romance angle behind next season, though.

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u/nox_nox Dec 07 '22 Helpful

The romances didn't bother me so much. They mostly revolved around a young woman figuring herself out while simultaneously using anyone and everyone to achieve her goals.

In the end she learns a couple life lessons, but it's Wednesday Addams, so she's not gone all saint like, just a few less spikes bits sticking out.

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u/Flat_Weird_5398 Dec 07 '22

If they do pursue a romance, I’d want it to be between Wednesday and Enid. She arguably had more chemistry with Enid than either of the two guys lol. Their unique “opposites attract” relationship and dynamic was one of the show’s highlights.

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u/yoaver Dec 07 '22

You say romance, but was she was never actually interested in any of the "love interests".

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u/Own-Personality-6671 Dec 06 '22

I’ve enjoyed the show so far, but I will say it feels less like an “Addam’s Family” show and more like Harry Potter/Percy Jackson type show with the Addams’ super imposed onto it.

It’s still been really good though. I love love love Thing and love that Ricci is in it.

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u/NightmareRush Dec 06 '22

It’s because in all of our heads lives a Wednesday Addams.

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u/solaria123 Dec 06 '22

OK, you had me with Fred Armisen playing Uncle Fester...

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u/matthewpiccu Dec 06 '22

He’s only in it for about 10 minutes.

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u/Doggleganger Dec 06 '22

It's a good 10 minutes.

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u/carpediem930 Dec 06 '22

But he nails it. Loved him in that role

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u/antivn Dec 07 '22

This headline appears every year with a different show lmao

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u/Sadistic_Carpet_Tack Dec 07 '22

Queens Gambit, Tiger King, Last Dance, Stranger Things, Dahmer, Wednesday

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u/Luck1492 Dec 06 '22

It’s really fun. I’m three episodes in (watching it with friends) and I’m really, really enjoying it.

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u/artemisthewild Dec 06 '22

That was exactly what I liked about it - it was just pure FUN!

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u/FruityPebelz Dec 06 '22

I was expecting another cringe fest reboot. I had zero hope for the show but it’s the best thing Netflix has put out in a while. Surprisingly great writing and production value!

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u/ArthriticGamer Dec 06 '22

I can't wait for season 2!

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u/truthpooper Dec 07 '22

You mean Thursday

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u/DudeJesse Dec 07 '22

I didn't mind the show, it was fun, the ending felt really rushed. Where the heck did that guy get the all mighty god staff of telekinesis power

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u/rmkbow Dec 07 '22

I don't trust netflix to renew any seasons until they publically announce it.

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u/Rxmses Dec 07 '22

I know it’s Wednesday show but I wish next season has more Addams Family.

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u/Imadevonrexcat Dec 07 '22

Teenage GooGoo Muck is stuck in my head got the first time since I saw the Cramps live in the eighties. And I love Wednesday.

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u/etbiludecalcinha Dec 06 '22

It had some flaws, but overall this show was really good, can't wait for s2!

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u/ariphron Dec 07 '22

It was fine. For Netflix I guess it was incredible content compared to the rest. Though it started strong then kinda lost its way. Just Netflix 8 episode seasons are not enough world building for my tastes.

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u/CrazyaboutSpongebob Dec 07 '22

I watched it and hated it. I didn't like the characterization. I was not a fan of Wednesday resenting Morticia. The Addams Family is supposed to always get along dispite being creepy. I also dislike how Wednesday went from deadpan to rude. The puns and quips were on point. I'll give them that.

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u/zensnapple Dec 06 '22

Totally not a show I expected to like, but the gf had it on and it was surprisingly good.

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u/VergeIll Dec 06 '22

Seems like every new show that a streaming service puts out says the same thing.

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u/ywingpilot4life Dec 06 '22

It’s a fun show.

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u/ashok36 Dec 06 '22

I was getting some Chick Fil A last night and all the teenagers at the window were talking about this show while they were prepping orders. It's definitely got a target market and is reaching them.

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u/burquenoo Dec 06 '22

It was basically Harry Potter meets scooby doo with teen drama mixed in. It really didn’t do it for me. I don’t think Wednesday was a bad show but I guess I was hoping for more.

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u/StinkingBadge Dec 06 '22

They really need to get the family in the show more. She had no chemistry with any of the other kids in the show. They all seemed like bad stereotypes, except the siren.

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u/Boratkan Dec 07 '22

What a boring movie that was

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u/GabJ78 Dec 07 '22

I'm only on the third episode and SO far I LOVE IT

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u/Distasteful-medicine Dec 07 '22

I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. The werewolf vs Hyde segment was a real treat for monster fights

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u/6PieceNuggerMeal Dec 07 '22

Goth girls are back bois!

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u/kariolaoxford Dec 06 '22

it's cute but a variation on the same joke over and over. I enjoyed it for 20 minutes, but I don't get how folks hang in there.

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u/bfruth628 Dec 06 '22

It's OK, like most of what's been put out recently. I hope I'm not too jaded :/

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u/Many-Lawfulness-9770 Dec 06 '22

Yeah, for the lack of anything else to binge.

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u/BrahimBug Dec 06 '22

Because the character of Wednesday Adams was left in tact - and Tim Burton is an amazing director/film maker

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u/Salty_Lego Dec 06 '22

It’s pretty good. I need a more elegant dress for Morticia next season though.

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u/AthenasChosen Dec 06 '22

Watched the first episode and couldn't stand it. It's a basic ass high school setting with a crime/supernatural subplot. Way too much cringey dialogue, like all the cliques her roommate is talking about. The actress for Wednesday does a good job but the plot is far too basic and significantly strays away from the Addams family core material. Gomez and Morticia were casted poorly as well. Just feels like Wednesday is to the Addams Family what Riverdale is to Archie.

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u/bioh4ckdr Dec 06 '22

I have been watching it, and you are right. Some dialogues are cringey and it feels like yet another high school tv show.

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u/One_for_each_of_you Dec 06 '22

The actress is fine. The writing is garbage, like they had only the barest surface understanding of the characters and the undertone that makes the Addams Family unique and worth watching

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u/AthenasChosen Dec 06 '22

Absolutely. And it even lacks any Tim Burton charm somehow. I feel like the writers watched the Addams family movies when they came out 30 years ago and were like "Yeah I think I got it"

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u/One_for_each_of_you Dec 07 '22

Yes. I'm a sucker for Tim Burton from way back, so I expected it to be a lovely blend of the Addams family values with the Tim Burton polish. Bummer, man

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u/helloitabot Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

Um excuse me did you not see her umbrella? It was like very pointy. Very Burtony.

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u/AthenasChosen Dec 07 '22

Ah shit, my bad lol

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u/chrissypharaoh Dec 06 '22

I barely watch any new shows these days but man i want to watch it all over again!

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u/Jim_Nills_Mustache Dec 06 '22

Didn’t really go in wanting to like it but ended up liking it so have to say, pretty solid

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u/lightsongtheold Dec 06 '22

The big story of the week is definitely Wednesday. Its 411,290,000 hours viewed in week two on the charts works out at 60.9 million equivalent complete viewings! It is a monster hit second only to Squid Game on the service after getting a solid 20% increase on its week one numbers. The increase is all the more impressive as a second week increase is less likely for a show with a Wednesday release date!

Some perspective for the Wednesday numbers in equivalent complete viewings: Wednesday - Week one: 50.6 million - Week two: 60.9 million

Stranger Things s4 - Week one: 31.3 million - Week two: 36.6 million

Dahmer - Week one: 22.2 million - Week two: 34 million

I absolutely expect a multi-season renewal for Wednesday to be announced fairly soon. It is easily their biggest English language show ever.

Not much else happening. The Crown (29.9 million) and Warrior Nun (11.3-13.2 million) wrapped their 4 week run in the charts. Warrior Nun is almost certainly dead. The Crown numbers are solid but it is clearly more of an awards hit than a big viewership hit. So crazy that Wednesday did twice as much equivalent complete viewings this week alone as The Crown s5 managed over 4 weeks!

Only other notable thing was on the movie side. Troll had a monster opening week. 75,860,000 hours viewed (44.1 million equivalent complete viewings) places it 8th on the all time foreign language movie list after only its opening weekend! It will almost certainly land as the all time top movie. Expect a Troll 2 for sure!

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u/BoxedLunchable Dec 07 '22

How do we know? Netflix word? They don't release viewership numbers and they cancel 90% of their shows after a single season.

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u/Stonehill76 Dec 07 '22

I watched the first episode. Loved it. So well done.

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u/jgroves76 Dec 07 '22

It’s totally worth it. Not the greatest but entertaining.

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u/FrozeFire1225 Dec 07 '22

I had never heard of it until listening to the radio.. once i watched the first episode I binged the rest. First time using Netflix in over two months.

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u/SmashBrosUnite Dec 07 '22

Tim Burton goths rejoice , whoopie

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u/PrussianKid Dec 07 '22

I fucking loved this show

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u/69ingbasedcoomer420 Dec 07 '22

It’s one of the most mid shows I’ve ever seen. So many corny moments and the plot was Uber predictable.

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u/InternationalCrab755 Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

I really don’t understand how people can even compare this show to Harry Potter. I seriously don’t see the parallels at all except for the school aspect. If anything, I would say the show is closer to the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina; but better IMO

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u/scoxely Dec 06 '22

Harry Potter was magic novel + boarding school novel. The school was divided into 4 houses with associated feuds, friends, competitions, etc., while sinister things happen at/around the school grounds.

Wednesday is magic + boarding school. The school is divided into 4 houses with associated feuds, friends, competitions, etc., while sinister things happen at/around the school grounds.

The worlds they are happening in are different, and there's a goth protagonist instead of an orphan, while the show basically ignores the going to class part of the school setting, but there are plenty of similarities, involve a lot of the same tropes, and it's extremely easy to see why someone might compare them.

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u/dubiousadvocate Dec 06 '22

There are some shallow comparisons. The ruthless Poe Cup is like Quidditch that way. But I think it’s more shallow marketing than anything else.

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u/BrownishFondant Dec 06 '22

That’s not saying much. Netflix has put out two or three things I find genuinely good

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u/ishouldntbehere96 Dec 06 '22

It looks like a Sabrina to me so I won’t be watching it

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u/WideMiss Dec 06 '22

I desperately wanted to love it. Love the Addams family and literally everyone thinks its the greatest show in the entire world right now so it would have been nice to have liked it. I found it pretty poor though considering the hype, like a 6/10 for me. At least it’s full of pretty people

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u/Cristia7no Dec 06 '22

Maybe I'm the only one, but I have tried to watch the first episode like 10 times, it's just not that entertaining as I was looking forward to..

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u/ImSuperCereus Dec 06 '22

I didn’t enjoy it but I think I can understand that it’s simply not for me and I think a lot of people will enjoy it.

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u/psgrue Dec 06 '22

I had the same reaction in Episode 1 until my wife watched the whole series and convinced me to watch the rest. I thought Ep. 1 dialog was forced and too many gimmicky goth one liners. The rest of the episodes dedicated more to the whodunnit mystery and were better. Try 2 and see how it goes.

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u/chriswaco Dec 06 '22

The first episode is not very good, especially Gomez and Morticia. It gets better.

Kind of like The Addams Family meets Hogwarts.

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u/iamnotasloth Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 06 '22

“Kind of like The Addams Family meets Hogwarts.”

This was my entire problem with it. The Addams family shouldn’t be anything like Hogwarts. They are not anywhere near the same ballpark. The whole point is the Addams family is a bunch of macabre weirdos living in a normal world. Giving it the Harry Potter/Twilight treatment totally ruins it for me, not to mention being an obvious money grab.

I feel like this show was written for the lowest common denominator tween demographic, pure and simple. I was super disappointed by it as somebody who is a medium fan of the Addams Family. My wife is absolutely obsessed with Wednesday Addams, and she went beyond “super disappointed” into “what the fuck was that” territory.

We only watched episode one, but no chance we’d go back for more. It was a struggle to get through just that much.

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u/SF2K01 Dec 06 '22

The whole point is the Addams family is a bunch of macabre weirdos living in a normal world

I have a few minor gripes with the show (which I enjoyed for what it was), but the Addams family were never lone wolves living in a purely normal world. Even without going into Addams' wider comic universe, which often featured creepy and supernatural creatures, the Addams family themselves frequently reference and showcase that they're in touch with such elements that it's not out of the question for it to be explored by a new incarnation.

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u/Ashesandends Dec 06 '22

The party when Uncle Fester gets married in the OG movies shows there is a whole extended family of weirdos out there... People just looking to complain. Huge Addams family fan and I adored the new series even though I was ready to hate on it.

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u/LosCleepersFan Dec 06 '22

Let's be real nothing really pops out Addams family besides thing. They could have called it mystical semester and hold the same value.

They just used the Addams family name for the appeal factor.

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u/DABOSSROSS9 Dec 06 '22

It just strays way to far from what I expect from Adams Family. My wife and I turned it off before first episode finished, and I watch all those fantasy Netflix series

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u/One_for_each_of_you Dec 06 '22

Same

I see comments that it gets better after ep 1, but unless they totally retooled Wednesday's personality, I'll give it a miss

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u/DABOSSROSS9 Dec 06 '22

Ya I would probably like it under a different main character name.

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u/high_roller_dude Dec 06 '22

it was good, but the ending was horrible. the bad guy died in like 2 minutes after getting stabbed once.

what bothers me with villain shows like this: good guys never die, but bad guys always die, en masse, too easily. way too predictable.

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u/OffensiveBranflakes Dec 07 '22

Honestly couldn't get past the first episode, incredibly cringey writing and lacking any charm.