‘Wednesday’ is the new Netflix sensation surpassing ‘Stranger Things 4’
Imagine Harry Potter dramas toppled with sarcastic laughs; this is “Wednesday” for you. No wonder this “Addams Family” spin-off has set off records in Netflix’s most-viewed series. The TV series now has the most hours viewed in a single week edging over “Stranger Things 4.”
Netflix confirmed, “Being an outcast has never been more IN as Wednesday, the supernatural-infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years at Nevermore Academy, debuted in the #1 spot with a record-breaking 341.2M hours viewed.”
While Stranger Things’ recent record broke the total viewership number at 1.15 billion hours, it was a record for 28 days. Wednesday still has a long stretch ahead to prove if the show can continue its impressive figure. It’s important to note that this Tim Burton’s modern Halloween series is just off its first week. But it has already gained that much of views.
Wednesday now holds the record for most hours viewed in a week for an English-language series on Netflix, with 341.2 MILLION HOURS!
The series — starring Jenna Ortega from EPs Tim Burton, Al Gough & Miles Millar — is #1 in 83 countries, tying the record set by Stranger Things 4 pic.twitter.com/o8yhS2EmXF
— Netflix (@netflix) November 29, 2022
With Jenna Ortega as the lead star playing the role of Wednesday Addams, this TV series has a total of 341.2 million hours of views. Considering the fact that Netflix just launched it last week, we’ll divulge a bit of detail as to why it was a hit. Spoilers might be ahead, but very minimal.
Here are the key points why Wednesday became a hit just in its first week of launch:
Coming from Hollywood’s epic and considerably fun franchise, The Addams Family, Wednesday shares the same outlook. Netflix has presented this gothic series with bits of Modern Halloween details and out-of-this-world puns.
Snaps to the Wednesday writers for this perfect visual gag pic.twitter.com/itRaU1vjsd
— Netflix (@netflix) November 28, 2022
The Addams send Wednesday to a boarding school that seemed to have freshly come out from a Halloween book. Nevermore Ademy’s spookiness involves vampires and Lycans but never in a Twilight way. Instead, everything about the school speaks fun to Wednesday. She is one of the weirdest in the pool of weirdos attending the school.
Wednesday is one for the books. Her mysterious skill, if you can call it, involves seeing agonizing visions of death whenever she touches people. It wasn’t ideal for a teenage schoolgirl, but the mysteriousness will keep you watching till the end. In short, the show is entertaining.
When the storyline is excellent, the casting follows next when considering a great show. Wednesday didn’t disappoint. Starting with Catherine Zeta-Jones, who starred as Morticia, subtly plays her role in every scene rather than overacting it. Luis Guzman played Gomez, who is above-level horny; it struck him as stupid.
Gwendoline Christie said playing Larissa Weems is "the first time I've ever felt beautiful on screen."
— Netflix (@netflix) November 29, 2022
Gwendoline Christie is hands down a great actress portraying her role here. To say Jenna Ortega plays her part well is an understatement. She perfectly mastered the unsmiling, unblinking, and odd Wednesday.
Tim Burton’s mastery
While the TV series is gothic, its director Tim Burton has made it just the average level of dark and horrible but, again, fun. Burton directed almost all of the episodes. While James Marshall and Gandja Monteiro took over 4 episodes, each is directing 2 episodes.
Viewers saw how Tim Burton made horrible scenes enjoyable. From every piranha attack to severed limbs and extras looking weird, it was darkly fun to watch.
Viewers are hoping for season two, which everyone who watched is currently Goog-ling right now. If Net flix would do its usual when a show runs well, we’re all in for the next season or two.