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Wednesday Addams

The iconic title character stars in her own horror and gothic TV series.

Wednesday is a 2022 horror gothic Netflix series that is focused on Wednesday Addams. This article will discuss this iconic gothic character.

In the pilot episode, Wednesday is considered a fish out of water because she is a goth girl. Her thick bangs, braids, and gloomy personality make her stand out from other adolescent girls at school. Her brother, Pugsley is her only friend at her previous school. Her expulsion from her previous school is the catalyst of the main storyline.

Nevermore Academy, a school for monstrous outcasts, is the main setting of the gothic series. The school Wednesday is enrolled in is located in Jericho, Vermont, an isolated, lonely town. The setting complies with Wednesday’s gothic looks and personality as she is able to blend in with her surroundings there. The weather is cloudy with a chance of rain, emphasizing the aesthetic of gloom and horror.

Viewers see some representation of women in this gothic series, Jenna Ortega is a Latina woman in particular. In each episode is the word “woe”, further emphasizing misery and gothic elements. Wednesday discovers her hidden psychic powers, as she has a sixth sense. She can predict the future mentally. Each episode is about a new mystery that only Wednesday can solve, despite her misery.

Horror elements include the fake hand and blood. This series is perfect for fans of horror and gothic literature brought to life. It also reminds viewers of The Addams Family series. Over the years, there have been many movie adaptations of The Addams Family, and more specifically, Wednesday. This live-action TV series makes a lot of connections to the movie adaptations with references to members of the Addams Family.

The Addams Family is considered an iconic Gothic family since they make so many references to horror and mystery elements. Horror fans are encouraged to view the 2022 TV series.