“The Addams Family”, which is the origin of the story, is an original cartoon that Charles Addams began publishing in The New Yorker in 1937. The series has been released in various forms such as TV dramas, live-action films, stage performances and animation and is still loved all over the world.
Wednesday is a spin-off of “The Addams Family”, with Wednesday playing the eldest daughter of the Addams family.
In early 2023, a drama released by Netflix took the world by storm. “Wednesday” scored 341.2 million hours of play in its first week of release alone, surpassing the record for the fourth season of Stranger Things. It has become the second most watched drama series on Netflix and has already received news that a second season will be filmed.
The film by the brilliant Tim Burton, known for the films Scissorhands (1990) and The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), inherits the worldview of the original Addams Family.
Netflix has provided the world with a new masterpiece. The Adams family includes a father with extraordinary physical abilities, Gomez, a witch-blooded mother, Morticia, a psychopathic older daughter, Wednesday, a goofy younger brother, Pugsley, an uncle, a butler, hand making, Hand, etc. A quirky family that loves torture and harassment, and the conversations are full of black humor.
Many children learned about “The Addams Family” before they even started kindergarten. In the early 90s, two live-action films became hits. The children were fascinated by the gothic look of the characters.
Many especially liked Wednesday, the eldest daughter of the Adams family, played by Christina Ricci. A sarcastic, intelligent and dark character with bottomless charm.
The time of this work is the current age, when social networks have become commonplace. Wednesday goes to a regular school, but scatters piranhas in the pool as revenge on the male students who bullied her little brother. Because of this incident, Wednesday was expelled from school and transferred to Nevermore Academy.
Nevermore is a school attended by sirens, werewolves, vampires, gorgons and other students known throughout the world as “outcasts”. It used to be a prestigious school where Gomez and Morticia studied.
Looking at the reaction of the enthusiastic viewers, it seems that the acquisition of young fans, which is cited as a challenge to reboot past masterpieces, is going well. At the same time, the author himself is not interested in social networks or digital devices and spends his evenings writing novels, using a typewriter and playing the cello.