The Addams Family spinoff series Wednesday tops the Netflix charts in both Canada, the United States, The UK and a total of 83 countries around the world this past week. It really is a scre-yum!
The series, directed by Tim Burton and starring Jenna Ortega as the Addams’ college-age daughter, now holds the record for the most hours viewed in a week for an English-language TV series on Netflix. Some 50 million households pushed the total to 341.23 million hours viewed.
At No. 5 in Canada, the four-episode docuseries Pepsi, Where’s My Jet? Is one I enjoyed. It’s the true story of a promotional campaign from the ’90s that went horribly wrong for Pepsico, which hired an ad team to come up with this concept: reward high volume Pepsi drinkers with points they could collect and trade for hats and hoodies and, according to one disclaimer-less ad (except in Canada), a Harrier military jet.
One 20-year-old viewer, college student John Leonard, took the soft drink company at its word. The docuseries, which uses flashback re-creations mixed with modern interview footage, amplifies this advertising footnote and shows how it became a test case for today’s law students. The series has at least one very surprising cast member and is worth watching just for a lasting friendship that is formed.
Pepsi, Where’s My Jet? currently has a 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating. Here is the entire Top-10 list for the week:
NOVEMBER 21 – NOVEMBER 27, 2022
|#||TVIN CANADA||WEEKS IN TOP 10|
|1||Wednesday: Season 1||1|
|2||1899: Season 1||2|
|3||Dead to Me: Season 3||2|
|4||The Crown: Season 5||3|
|5||Pepsi, Where’s My Jet?: Limited Series||2|
|6||Love Is Blind: Season 3||6|
|7||Our Universe: Season 1||1|
|8||Dead to Me: Season 2||1|
|9||Ancient Apocalypse: Season 1||3|
|10||Dead to Me: Season 1||1|