Jenna Ortega, who plays the titular protagonist of Netflix’s Wednesday, thinks season 2 should take a different approach to her character, and The Addams Family films prove her right. While the show did well in establishing the aesthetics of the Addams Family, it didn’t quite touch on the core idea behind the themes and tone as the movies did. If Wednesday season 2 can manage to revivify the spirit of the original Addams Family, it could make both the show and the character much stronger.
The Addams Family Movies Prove Wednesday Needs To Be An Anti-Hero
One of the largest differences between The Addams Family films and Wednesday is that Wednesday fills a much more heroic role than her predecessors.Meanwhile, the movies show a very different side of Wednesday. She still helps those who are outcasts, but does so in a significantly dubious way, such as how she staged a summer camp revolution in Addams Family Values and sold toxic lemonade to help her family in The Addams Family.
Wednesday Season 2 Needs A Big Wednesday Addams Arc
For Wednesday to achieve this, season 2 of the show will need a larger, character-focused arc. Season 1 had to devote much of its screen time to introducing Wednesday to Nevermore Academy, the season’s overarching mystery, and supporting characters, as well as her current dynamic with her family and their past.