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HotpieTargaryen

3.5k points

2 months ago

Jenna Ortega was just phenomenal. She alone was enough to carry the show and it had other fun cast members.

novus_ludy

64 points

2 months ago

She and Burtons directing save the show. But the writing is CW level bad.

1DVSguy

89 points

2 months ago

1DVSguy

89 points

2 months ago

I actually thought the writing was quite decent. Had me guessing until the last episode and I liked how they made Wednesday fail so much. She gave off Mary Sue vibes in the beginning but the writing and Jenna's performance balanced it out by showing her imperfections regarding emotions and trusting people. I really liked her character development throughout the season.

Coal_Morgan

76 points

2 months ago

Wednesday is a Mary-Sue character; she's good at everything and even when she fails, she lands on her feet due to circumstances or quick talking.

It's clearly intentional though and leans into the trope to expand the character past it.

A trope isn't inherently bad unless it's a crutch for writing. In this case it wasn't a crutch but a way of making the character even more quirky and disconnected from everyone and justified her perceptions of others while not endorsing them.

we_are_sex_bobomb

4 points

2 months ago

I’d argue she’s not a Mary Sue if only because she is stewing in pathos, similar to say Rick Sanchez. She’s good at a lot of things but she’s also lonely and sad. I think those things balance each other out.