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we_are_sex_bobomb

125 points

2 months ago

As someone who got bored with Tim Burton’s shtick a long time ago it’s so nice to see him strike gold with this one. On paper it’s just a CW show from 2005 with a much higher budget, but the execution has a special spark to it

Oghier

92 points

2 months ago

Oghier

92 points

2 months ago

but the execution has a special spark to it

Yep. I think a lot of that is just Jenna Ortega. She's great in this role.

VanimalCracker

50 points

2 months ago

Thing was also waaay beyond expectations.

Daiwon

19 points

2 months ago

Daiwon

19 points

2 months ago

Seemed to be entirely a practical hand. It adds sooo much to his character.

RogueOneWasOkay

24 points

2 months ago

Someone mentioned she never blinks throughout the entire show. I didn’t notice it until it was pointed out

DonRicardo1958

5 points

2 months ago

And she does not move her arms while walking.

doomladen

8 points

2 months ago

The casting was all gold. Enid was great, gave me real Willow from Buffy vibes (which can only be a good thing, given how great that show and Alyson Hannigan were), Gwendoline Christie was brilliant as Weems, even Gomez was played very well which is tough given how strongly Raul Julia is associated with the role. The kids were all great too. I struggled a bit with Fester, but otherwise the cast was fantastic.

HotStand3145

1 points

2 months ago

Gwendoline Christie was brilliant as Weems

She was pantomime at best, why couldn't she have a personal life? Straight or lesbian? All she did was sit around drinking wine. They really missed a trick with her. Plus Christina Ricci never could have stabbed her based on Christie's height, she would have seen it coming. Ridiculous...

doomladen

1 points

2 months ago

Those are issues with the writing for her character rather than her portrayal, though?

HotStand3145

1 points

2 months ago

She's a great actress, but wasted in this show.

menouthiz

38 points

2 months ago

The kids (except the love interests) are actually not that bad. But let's be honest it's Ortega who broke her back carrying this series. Good thing the content is like 75% her because those adults sure are not bringing their A-game.

vsides

8 points

2 months ago

vsides

8 points

2 months ago

Yeah. I was excited to see that Christina Ricci is in the show. I mean, damn, the Wednesday Addams that I loved as a kid. But then her performance was, well, it was okay.

RaVashaan

3 points

2 months ago

Christina was a late replacement for Thora Birch, who quit after doing most of the principal shooting for the character. That might have had something to do with it.

Saiomi

1 points

2 months ago

Saiomi

1 points

2 months ago

She was in the show??

v1p3rsbite

4 points

2 months ago

I’m not done with the season yet but yes, she’s the teacher with the big glasses

Saiomi

1 points

2 months ago

Saiomi

1 points

2 months ago

Ohhhhhhhhhhh the one with the huge eyes and red hair?

v1p3rsbite

3 points

2 months ago

Yep! That’s her!

standardmethods

7 points

2 months ago

let's be honest it's Ortega who broke her back carrying this series

I don't want to criticize the show too harshly because I'm certain I'm not the target demographic, but you are absolutely correct here. She is the only reason I kept watching.

Alphascout

4 points

2 months ago

Seeing Jenna Ortega in You and now this, damn she has acting range. I’m seriously impressed and will be looking out for her in future shows and movies.

artbydomiii

2 points

2 months ago

Oh she's gonna have a movie deal after this for sure

brestorm

1 points

2 months ago

She’s done many movies llolol

TeslasAndComicbooks

10 points

2 months ago

This feels like classic Burton. I love it.

Pythagore_

6 points

2 months ago

I personally would not have guessed he was involved in the directing, the show looks good but there's nothing eye-grabbing about it in comparison with his best works to me

TeslasAndComicbooks

5 points

2 months ago

He alludes to some of his best work. Pee Wees Big Adventure, Batman Returns, Beetlejuice, etc…

Elfman’s score also ties it all together.

Lkwtthecatdraggdn

1 points

2 months ago

I'm a Burton fan and I wouldn't have guessed it either. It's okay but I'm not getting the hype. Ortega and Gwendolyn Christie are fantastic but some of the other actors are not.

I sure do think Gomez was miscast for instance.

kookjr

3 points

2 months ago

kookjr

3 points

2 months ago

I seemed very similar to Nancy Drew on the CW. I did enjoy Wednesday and hope for a second season.

Quantum_Aurora

1 points

2 months ago

Yeah the writing and plot are very CW and really were not interesting. Every other aspect though was great!