Since 1933, the Addams family has become a spectacular reference in entertainment culture, long before it came to television. And it is that in an era where the stereotypes of the perfect American family dominated the media, this meant a very small sample of rebellion to break those tropes. It was still a traditional family in that there was a mother, father, brothers, uncles, grandmother and even a butler.
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However, Charles Addams who created these peculiar characters giving them a notable place as a comic strip in The New Yorker, he took the liberty of adding some really weird aspects in terms of personality, culture, and style. The Addams are a wealthy and dark family, originally far from magic or any tinge of fantasy, but surrounded by darkness with its references to death and the occult.
Having psychopathic people in the family nucleus – which is not exactly a positive thing – what these characters and their adventures offer is to accept that there are different people and celebrate that. The Addams have gone through so many animated and live-action versions – being the 90s movies the most popular and loved by fans – this year a new proposal for the new generations arrived on Netflix: Merlin (69%).
Merlina focuses on the daughter of the family, her problems as a teenager [gótica] and an enormous curiosity to investigate and discover crimes or anything that gets in his way. Perhaps some adjustments have been made in this adaptation that breaks with some things from the past, but it was very well received by the audience. If something has stood out in the version of Jenna Ortegais his denial of a friendly bond, but he eventually ends up making good friends.
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One of his most notable relationships is with Enid of Emma Myers, a lycanthropic girl who is the complete opposite of Merlina, but who ends up even receiving something from her that she would never have accepted from anyone else: a hug. For now, a second season has not been officially confirmed, but theories and speculation have already emerged, especially about the relationship between these two friends, where many believe that they could become a couple.
And everything seems to indicate that the producers are considering it (via fandomwire):
The school was closed when they left, which gave us the most scope for season two, and I think that’s something we’re really looking forward to exploring. For us, the show is also about this relationship, with Merlina and Enid really at the center of that. The fact that they really connected with the public has been gratifying. So, we’re excited to explore now that Merlina has dipped her toe into the friendship pool, what will that look like? It’s like, she hugged. That was the big arc of hers for the season, right?
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It is worth mentioning that Jenna herself, who gave something to talk about since the beginning of the year with her participation in Scream (78%)which he mentioned in an interview for PRIDE that “in a perfect world” these two characters would have had more than just a strong friendship. The idea is already on the table and is being taken seriously, we just have to wait and see if it becomes a reality.
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