Netflix’s Wednesday is a mystery comedy horror series directed by Tim Burton and starring Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams. The series is a dark and campy reimagining of the classic Addams Family characters. The series also stars Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams, Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams, and Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams. It premiered on Netflix on November 23, 2022, and was met with positive reviews from critics.
However, some scenes from this series are quite similar to those of iconic Harry Potter. It resembles different tones and aspects of Harry Potter.
Fans Loved Wednesday– A spin-off from The Addams Family
Netflix’s Wednesday is a mystery comedy horror series directed by Tim Burton and starring Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams.
The series follows Wednesday as she attends Nevermore Academy, a boarding school for the supernaturally gifted. While at Nevermore, Wednesday must master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago—all while navigating her new relationships at school.
The series is set in a world where the supernatural exists alongside the every day, and this gives the writers a lot of creative freedom to explore different genres and themes. The series is also darkly comic, with a lot of black humor and satire.
Jenna Ortega’s performance as Wednesday Addams is perfect. She captures the character’s deadpan delivery, morbid sense of humor, and unique personality to a tee. The show has a dark and campy aesthetic that is both visually stunning and tonally appropriate. Tim Burton’s influence is clear in the show’s design, and it creates a truly unique and immersive experience for viewers. People just loved it.
Some Moments Where Wednesday and Harry Potter Share Similarity
Netflix’s Wednesday is very similar to Harry Potter, be it the supernatural elements or the aspect of friendships. Many fans claim that it reminded them of some iconic moments from Harry Potter.
In the first episode of the series, Wednesday arrives at Nevermore Academy, a boarding school for the supernaturally gifted. She is greeted by Headmistress Larissa Weems, who leads her on a tour of the school. The scene is eerily similar to Harry’s arrival at Hogwarts in the first Harry Potter film. Both Wednesday and Harry are greeted by a headmaster/headmistress who leads them on a tour of the school.
Wednesday and her friends must defeat a powerful evil force that is threatening Nevermore. This is similar to Harry Potter and his friends defeating the evil Lord Voldemort. In both cases, the students are fighting to save their school and their friends from a powerful and dangerous enemy.
Wednesday Addams and her friends explore a forbidden forest, just as Harry Potter and his friends explore the Forbidden Forest in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. In both scenes, the characters are warned not to enter the forest, but they do so anyway. Once in the forest, they come across a number of dangerous creatures and obstacles. In Wednesday, the characters encounter a pack of werewolves, while in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the characters encounter a unicorn that has been killed by Voldemort.
In one episode of Wednesday, Wednesday is seen taking a Potions class. The scene is very similar to a scene in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone where Hermione Granger takes her first Potions class. In both scenes, the teacher is a stern woman who demands perfection from her students.
Both Wednesday and Harry Potter have tons of supernatural creatures in it. In Harry Potter, there are centaurs, elves, giants, goblins, ghosts, and Dementors, definitely. On the other hand, vampires, sirens, shapeshifters, werewolves, and giants are seen on Wednesday.
Despite these momentary similarities, Wednesday has its own unique story and characters.
The first season of Wednesday is currently streaming on Netflix.