When I first queued up season 1 of Netflix’s Wednesday, expectations were high and the opening lines were strong.
But as the minutes ticked on, I kind of started grimacing a bit. This new version was a huge departure from the canon I knew, but how can you not keep watching a show that is dishing out scenes like this?
I had to keep going to see where it would lead.
By episode 3, I was like, Okay, maybe you were too harsh. This is strong stuff and the creative decisions are fire.
Then there was episode 4, which contains some of the series’ most iconic visuals. If you don’t like that episode, the series isn’t for you. Period.
By episode 6, I was ready to give Jenna Ortega an Emmy and apologize for doubting her bold leap. Not only did she nail a completely in-line interpretation of the character, but she did it right in front of Christina Ricci.
I mean … show me anyone who outperformed Jenna Ortega in 2022. Honestly.
By episode 8, I was ready to give the show an at-home standing ovation. I rewound moments again and again, simply floored by some of the decision-making.
And I’ve had the urge to write a story for it ever since.
And the feeling just isn’t fading.
So the world is going to get a fanfic from me, written to the tune of Wednesday Addams.
It’s important for my usual readers to note that this story will not have a PG rating. I’m going to keep the rating and content true to the story that has been established.
So if that’s not your flavor and you don’t like the series Wednesday on its own merits, maybe skip this one from me.
Otherwise, I’ll be updating this fic off and on until season 2 is released, if you want to check it out.
Wednesday’s Sophomore-Year Possession
published on: Archive of Our Own