Wednesday Addams may have a sadistic streak, but she also has a creative side. Wednesday’s hobbies primarily include torturing her brother Pugsley (Jimmy Workman) in The Addams Family movies and baby puberty in Addams Family Values. She can also become quite imaginative: electrocution, a crossbow, and a guillotine are just a few of the ways she inflicts suffering on others. After all, it takes an inventive mind to shake things up in a torture chamber.
In “Wednesday” on Netflix, without access to her most important tools from home, she instead uses a typewriter as a creative outlet. She tells her roommate Enid (Emma Myers) that she spends an hour every day writing her novel. We see her work hard at it throughout the series, with hints that the characters and storyline are inspired by her own real-life murder investigation.
At Wednesday’s court-ordered therapy session, Dr. Valerie Kinbott (Riki Lindome) Wednesday following her ambitions to become a writer. We learn that Wednesday actually wrote three novels, all of which star a teenage detective named Viper de la Muerte. Wednesday describes Viper as “smart, perceptive and chronically misunderstood”. Sounds like someone we know. Unfortunately she doesn’t seem to be able to publish her work. When an editor insults her work, calling her “unreasonably morbid,” Wednesday sends her a box of mousetraps in response. As the saying goes, nobody likes a critic…or in this case, Wednesday doesn’t like a critic. Maybe others feel differently? Who can tell?