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Tim Burton makes Addams family a ‘Riverdale’ clone

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Creepy? A little. Kooky and spooky? Sure. Altogether ooky? I’ll let you be the judge of that. 

The Addams Family, the enduring pop culture clan of macabre mischief makers, has returned yet again to the screen, this time in Netflix’s high school drama focused on daughter Wednesday, the princess of scathing stares and perfect pigtail braids. . 

In “Wednesday” (streaming Wednesday, ★★★ out of four), it’s less important that she’s an Addams (played by “X” star Jenna Ortega), and more important that her name and outfits are recognizable when you’re scrolling through your crowded Netflix home screen. Because “Wednesday” feels far less like an extension of any Addams story than an expensive-looking, star-studded version of a teen supernatural drama that might have appeared on CW.

But that’s not a bad thing: This Wednesday is a fully formed person in her own little entertaining universe, even if it borrows more from “Harriet the Spy” and “Riverdale” than “Addams Family Values.” 

Jenna Ortega takes on the iconic role of Wednesday Addams in Netflix's new Tim Burton-directed teen series, "Wednesday."

Created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (“Smallville,” “Spider-Man 2”), with some help from famed kooky and spooky director Tim Burton, “Wednesday” begins as its eponymous character has gotten herself kicked out of her ordinary school (piranhas were involved) and is forced to go to Nevermore Academy, the home of “outcasts,” the show’s euphemism for non-humans like vampires, werewolves and sirens.

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