Wednesday on Netflix
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My wife has been looking forward to this series, and we binged the first few episodes tonight. It's.... really good. When I heard it was a Tim Burton thing, I was worried it would be too campy, but it's not. The tone is perfect, just enough of an homage to the Addams Family TV series and movies, but very much its own thing. (And it has its own Thing, too.)
Jenna Ortega, who plays Wednesday, is excellent: smart, sarcastic, and charismatic. Best version of the character so far, I'd say. Not as deadpan as Christina Ricci (who is also in the show, as a teacher), but more earnest.
Great music choices, too, from Metallica and Stones on the cello, to the Cramps's "Goo Goo Muck" at a school dance. And some very Oppo car choices as well: a purple Beetle, a Previa van, and what I think is a late '30s Packard limousine.
All in all, highly recommended.
beefchips last edited by beefchips
@Mark-Tucker Ha do you know I've been watching a "teen" show too, Derry Girls also on netflix. It's one of those kind of comforting sitcoms where you feel the characters' pain or triumph in the moment and you temporarily forget that in 25 minutes, with the next episode, it will all be forgotten to start over again.
It's all about the hijinks we'd like to think we'd have got up to in high school, and the shit we'd have got in if we'd succeeded. And it's got a great 90's soundtrack and a set of amazing accents to boot.
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@beefchips darn, i was hoping Derry Girls was a Stephen King story.
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@Mark-Tucker I’m mildly conflicted on this one but I’ll watch it. I worked with someone who’s daughter was up for the part but lost, at least according to the dad, because Ortega had a larger social media following.
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@beefchips Love me some Derry Girls. I watched the last season while road-tripping around Ireland. Great show. I celebrated Thanksgiving in a pub in Derry in 2019.
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@xsnowpig it's not? Damn
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@A-Former-User lolol reminds me of adult wednesday addams