She decapitates her dolls. She wears black from the ends of her braids to her shoes. She types her novel on an old metal typewriter.
She refuses to tap a cell phone. She unleashes ravenous piranhas into her high school’s pool to terrorize the idiots on the water polo team.
And though she never smiles, teen Wednesday Addams (the perfect Jenna Ortega) is endearing and downright cool in the miniseries. Wednesday by the great Tim Burton, the most popular title on the Netflix platform for two weeks. In French, you will find it in the tab Wednesday.
I loved this macabre derivative of the addams family, which centers on Wednesday, a gothic, nihilistic, sarcastic, pale, lonely, almost sociopathic and slimy student. This so-called series for teens—and for the whole family—constitutes a solid alloy of riverdale gossip girl Y Harry Potter, with a touch of the vampires’ diaries.
It’s smart, witty, hilariously weird, full of fear, and wrapped in an aesthetic to the point. Edward Scissorhands. The interpreter of Wednesday, Jenna Ortega, 20, has also been selected for the Golden Globes gala on January 10, 2023. She really is sweeping the small screen. Expect to see plenty of Wednesday mini-clones next Halloween night.
The history ? similar to that of Bad Girls. Kicked out of the eighth grade in five years, Dark Wednesday lands, against her will, at Nevermore Academy, a grim private establishment for vampires, mermaids, werewolves, gorgons, and other unidentified misfits.
Even before entering her dormitory there, Wednesday hates this strange boarding school, attended by her parents Morticia and Gomez (camped by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzmán) a few moons ago.
Bad luck: Wednesday’s roommate, a blonde werewolf, loves everything she hates: bright colors, pop music, and social media.
Soon supernatural events, an assassination attempt on a gargoyle, and the appearance of a murderous monster in the woods capture Wednesday’s attention, who begins to enjoy Nevermore, a Hogwarts-style university that is also home to a secret society as well as a huge hidden library. of sorcery
The school’s principal, Larissa Weems, played by Gwendoline Christie, aka Brienne de Torth in game of Throneshe also has special powers, including the ability to shapeshift like Sam Merlotte in True Blood. Also, the mysterious and refined Larissa Weems served as Morticia Addams’s roommate at Nevermore. Interesting, all of that.
American actress Christina Ricci (yellow jackets), who played Wednesday in the films the addams family Y Addams Family Values, released in 1991 and 1993 respectively, also appears in the Netflix series. He gets into the skin of the botany professor Mme Thornhill, the only Nevermore staff member who is a “normie”. A normie, like a muggle in the world of Harry Potter, is a normal person, with no magical powers.
If you’re familiar with the grim universe of the Addams Family, you’re sure to know “the Thing,” that scarred, severed hand that serves as a mascot for this brooding clan. The Thing accompanies Wednesday to Nevermore and will help solve her investigations. The special effects that animate The Thing are amazing.
Of course, Wednesday has a side clueless with their warring youth cliques and their plots to dethrone the queen bee of the high school, the mermaid Bianca Barclay (Glee Sunday).
In the black humor niche of freaky teens, Wednesday It’s frankly better than a similar Netflix production, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
The Meatloaf Tale
Yes, we often complain about ugly ads that overwhelm us with platitudes and clichés. However, one has to give credit for the quality and effectiveness of some of these ads, including the latest Christmas campaign from grocer IGA, which is both heartwarming and heartwarming.
It’s actually a cute 90-second animated movie starring lovely Aunt Loulou, who for years, and with renewed enthusiasm, brings her meatloaf to New Year’s Eve.
The problem? No one at the table likes this dish, which was simmered with love. From Christmas to Christmas, the guests compete with tricks to pass the meatloaf to the dog Léon without Loulou noticing.
On the day Aunt Loulou disappears, we saw her death coming, her family pays tribute to her by recreating her famous meatloaf recipe, no longer edible, of course. But it doesn’t matter, it’s the tradition that counts, and Loulou’s spirit lives again in these precious moments of sharing and reunion. Under the table, it is the friendly dog Léon who moves because he has been crazy about Loulou’s meatloaf for all these years.
Impossible to zap when these little colored men are agitating on our television. A pleasantly well executed ad.
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