As winter and darkness continue to claim ownership in New Jersey, many in the Garden State are seeking to stay indoors and at home for their entertainment. It could be because of COVID fears or just because they’d rather cozy up under a warm blanket on a comfy couch with a cup of hot cocoa as winter draws near.
It could also be because the price of going out has become too much for many.
If you have a Netflix account, you can count on the eight-episode series Wednesday, a spinoff of the Addams Family that focuses on the family’s dark and mysterious teen daughter. Along with her handyman Thing, Wednesday goes off to boarding school for freaks like herself that don’t fit in with the normies, normal people.
Wednesday Addams’ years at Nevermore Academy are chronicled in this sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery series. Wednesday attempts to master her new psychic abilities, thwart a monstrous murder spree that has terrorized the local community, and solve the supernatural mystery that engulfed her parents 25 years ago while navigating her new and very complicated relationships at Nevermore.
While at school Wednesday Addams finds herself and manages to work on her estranged relationship with her mother, Morticia. She even makes a few friends.
The storyline is great for the whole family and follows Addams Family lore closely. Director Tim Burton did a magnificent job with the series and I can’t wait to see the next season.
I was expecting Wednesday to be geared toward teens, but was happily surprised about the balance Burton perfected to keep young and old alike waiting for the next episode.
It’s definitely binge-worthy on the Now Jersey scale. And if you don’t remember, the Addams Family is from Westfield, New Jersey, making Wednesday a true Jersey Girl.
Unfortunately, Netflix is now under fire, being accused of portraying all of the black actors as bullies.