Oh my god, you guys, I am so excited to bring you today’s Web Crush. With Halloween drawing ever closer (which, yes, I will remind you of every week in October) I’m sure a lot of us have got our own favorite spooky movies that we devour to get into the right mood. Little Shop of Horrors, The Ring, Halloweentown—the list is literally endless. Today’s Web Crush comes from one of the deviously clever minds behind the timeless favorites Beetlejuice and The Addams Family, so you know it’s got to be good. Dear viewers, let me welcome you to the Cinderella re-make where the clock has skipped right past twelve and rung at thirteen ‘o clock; let me welcome you to the world of Cindy.
I’m not a big fan of horror, or horror-themed things. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the novelty of having the piss scared out of me, or jump scares. I just don’t appreciate the direction that a lot of horror or supernatural drama has taken in recent years, with several notable exceptions. NBC’s Dracula is a good example of a show that I’ll watch, despite its genre, because there’s more to it than supernatural angst and sexual tension. Why yes, I am throwing shade. More importantly, I try not to let to my distaste for horror be mistaken for an aversion to things that are dark, and neither should you.
Even better than things that are dark, are things that are dark and funny. I won’t bother to beat out this point, since it’s obvious. Suffice it to say that many of the best things are to be found at the intersection of creepy and kooky. So, I present to you Adult Wednesday Addams. The six webisode series is the brainchild of one Melissa Hunter, writer, actor, and comedian who has developed some other great comedy working with Comedy Central, the Upright Citizens Brigade, and Demetri Martin. Now, I’m going to get back to Adult Wednesday Addams, but to tell you what’s so great about it, I have to tell you what was so great about The Addams Family. Which is totally unnecessary, but I’m going to do it anyway.