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Screener Squad: Wednesday

Wednesday Series Review

WEDNESDAY SERIES REVIEW

They’re creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky, and all together on Netflix. Wednesday, starring Jenna Ortega, follows the title character as she attempts to solve an ancient mystery from the time of buckled hats and witch burnings. The secrets are all hidden within the walls of her new school that was previously attended by her parents Gomez (Luis Guzmán) and Morticia Addams. She’ll have plenty of help from her  fellow classmates which include werewolves, vampires, gorgons, and a bee keeper named Eugene (Moosa Mostafa). Wednesday will also have to navigate the treacherous choppy waters of the most dangerous kind of triangle. We aren’t talking Bermuda. Tyler (Hunter Doohan) the son of the town sheriff fancies himself some goth chicks and has the hots for Wednesday. Also the troubled tall, dark, and handsome artist Xavier (Percy Hynes White) has his eye on our heroine and may be the key to unlocking her newly budding psychic abilities. Meanwhile the queen bee of the school Bianca (Joy Sunday) is tired of this gothic psycho getting all the attention from the hot dudes in the school. Did I mention that this wasp happens to be a siren? Much like the popular CW series Riverdale, these teens and their brooding drama is smack dab in the middle of a murder mystery that their towering, tyrannical Principal Larissa Weems (Gwendoline Christie) has deemed a Hyde Hoax. Bradly, Harmoni, Dogget, and Frank discuss their favourite Addams through the decades, contemplate what works and what doesn’t about this murder mystery at a Fantasy School setting, and use the powers of precognitive dissonance to predict if Netflix gives season to a green light or an axe.

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CREATED BY: Alfred Gough and Miles Millar

STARRING: Jenna Ortega, Karina Varadi, Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Wickham, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Hunter Doohan, Percy Hynes White, Emma Myers, Joy Sunday, Georgie Farmer, Naomi J. Ogawa, Christina Ricci, Moosa Mostafa, Victor Dorobantu, Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo, Iman Marson, Tommie Earl Jenkins, Ismail Kesu, Isaac Ordonez, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Gwen Jones, Luis Guzmán, Lucius Hoyos, George Burcea, William Houston, Calum Ross, Fred Armisen

 

YOUR REVIEWERS

 

Bradly Martin (Screener Squad, Eye on the Prize, Breakfast Pub)

Bradly Martin was born in the united states and grew up on a healthy diet of sports, films, and books. A rather shy lad who kept to himself, Bradly soon discovered the best way to know a person was to know what people liked. Throughout the years Bradly became a fan of many things and a fanatic of none. From Doctor Dre, to Doctor Strange and the who’s who of Whos. From Playstation to the Dreamcast and Marvel to DC. From LeBron James to James Bond and Lord of the Rings to Lord Palmerston (or Pitt the Elder if you agree with Wade Boggs) and is a huge fan of dad jokes and randomly obscure Simpsons references. Armed with a vast knowledge of comics, films, and pop culture. Bradly traveled the world making friends and sharing takes. As a young man Bradly married the love of his life young and grew older every year with each new child brought into the brood. If trends continue, Scientists predict that .2% of Canada (where Bradly and family reside) will be populated by Bradly’s children by the year 2029. You can hear him leading and listening to his favorite critics on the Screener Squad and Eye on the prize and maybe even provide some comments of his own.

 

 

Harmoni Anderson (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews, Unstabletop Gaming)

Harmoni is a mermaid-haired, millennial, rum drinking, Section 31, Slytherin (who’s divorced J.K. Rowling) preschool/nursery teacher and multi genre geek who also loves all things film, tv, fashion, makeup, and an embarrassingly huge BTS stan. Like really embarrassing. As in, mention them and then sit back and watch the insanity. Harmoni likes being able to game and talk movies/TV with people that aren’t 3 feet tall or all that demanding of her. Plus she can curse at us and not get fired….so bonus!

 

 

Danny Dogget (Screener Squad)

Hey persons, it’s your favorite canine Dogget! As many of you know, I don’t identify as a critic as much as a classy shock jock. That being said, I do my best to give all of you a well-balanced review filled with my true opinions and hopefully a few laughs. You can occasionally find me on other persons podcast like Mission Impodible (that’ll be 10 dollars Nathan). For the most part, you can find me doing reviews on Oneofus.net.

 

 

 

Frank Calvillo (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)

Born and raised in South Texas, Frank currently lives in Austin and has been in love with movies ever since his father showed him some Three Stooges shorts when he was five years old. Today he loves all kinds of film, regardless of era, country, budget or genre. He believes every film has an audience and is at least one person’s favorite movie. After writing for Sight & Sound and Slackerwood, he now writes for Cinapse where his increasingly random taste in all flavors of cinema (from Rashomon to Mars Attacks!) continues to thrive. His ultimate goal is to write a script for his boyhood crush, Michelle Pfeiffer.

 

 

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