"Wednesday" has all the tools to satisfy initial interest.
It is led by acclaimed director Tim Burton, who directed half of the episodes of the new Netflix drama, which is essentially a comeback of the iconic "Addams Family" - a franchise that has existed for almost a century and evolved from comics to animated series and then to blockbuster movies.
Now the prequel series is out, and it is morbid, grave and cynical in the best tradition.
The rest of the family were neglected.
"Wednesday", photo: VLAD CIOPLEA/ NETFLIX
The series is based on the girl of the family, Wednesday, with her sidekick "Davar" (an amputated palm) by her side.
There is a small role for Christina Ricci, and a huge role for Jenna Ortega who steps into her shoes and plays a mature and gloomy Wednesday in a mesmerizing and overwhelming way.
With the entire series plus the Adamic legacy resting on her shoulders - it's impressive.
The side Kiki.
"Talk" on "Wednesday", photo: courtesy of Netflix
Lovers of the Addams family will find it a gothic sea of horror and darkness, and will be disappointed to find out that the other family members were neglected in favor of a schematic youth drama in a school for unusual creatures that is also accompanied by a murder case, as if it were "Veronica Mars".
At the right age "Wednesday" will be fun and immersive.
As requested, it is based on a well-known theme of the Addams family that shows us the distortion versus the normal and finds out which of them is legitimate in our society.
In the end, everything stays in the family.
"Wednesday" - first season, Netflix
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