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  • Writer's pictureAnna Mower

How ‘ Wednesday ’ Impacted Students at Snow

Up close shot of Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Deadline News.

With rising popularity, Wednesday took the streaming world by storm after its release in November 2022.

When it comes to the popularity of TV show themes, Wednesday’s popularity comes as no surprise. The show Wednesday on Netflix includes a multitude of popular themes in a single show to keep viewers in suspense as to what is going to happen next.

The show is centered around the life of Wednesday Addams as she goes to Nevermore for school. Along with going to a school, where she is supposed to fit in better, Wednesday finds herself caught up in the town’s mystery, when people start to get killed by an unknown creature.

Wednesday makes it her mission to discover what is happening in the town, protect her friends, and figure out the connection it has with her parents. In regards to the plot, movie critic Dave Nemetz said, “Wednesday does have a sharp bite to it, capturing the gothic charm of the Addams Family movies.”

Viewers and critics alike had high praise for the show. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the show received a critic score of 72% with viewers giving it a score of 86%. Many relate the popularity of the show to leading lady, Jenna Ortega, who played Wednesday Addams. Ortega portrayed Addams in a unique style with her twist on the classic character.

Though not everyone may be a fan of the show, the popularity of it has allowed it to be renewed for a second season. Netflix posted a teaser saying, “The global phenomenon will return for season 2.”

For students looking for a new obsession or even just a way to pass time, give Wednesday a try. If Badgers are wondering what the hype is, they are encouraged to take the opportunity to embrace the unusual and check it out.


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