January 20, 2023


The standout moment of Wednesday comes when, at the school dance, Wednesday Addams starts dancing.

Her dance is frenetic, strange, and oddly (with an emphasis on odd) captivating. It is, in many ways, like the show itself: not quite coherent, but eminently watchable and weirdly fascinating.

The best part of the dance is just how comfortable she is when dancing: she knows she is not like the others and doesn’t seem to care. Wednesday Addams isn’t afraid to be herself and express herself in a way that is naturally her, with no concern for who’s watching and who has an opinion.

The first season of the show, unlike Wednesday’s dance, is let down by its ending, but as a whole still remains quite entertaining.

And now, it’s time for me to put on some music and dance with reckless abandon. I don’t care who’s watching.

Wednesday (Netflix)

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