Arts & Entertainment

“WandaVision” Review

I would definitely recommend this show to anyone who is a fan of Marvel movies.

By Katie Sell, Staff Writer

If you’re looking for something new to watch, WandaVision is one of the most talked-about series that has aired so far in 2021. Available on Disney+, the MCU show just finished airing its first season as of March 5. The series stars one of MCU’s most beloved couples, Wanda Maximoff and Vision, in a sitcom-inspired setting. Without dropping any major spoilers, I’ll give my honest review of the newest addition to the Marvel Universe.  

Marvel is one of the biggest publishing and entertainment companies that all started with comics in 1939. The intricate universe planned the release of its infamous movies in phases; right now, WandaVision is the first release of Phase Four. Taking place after the last Avengers installment, the first episode is set in the 1950s and progresses a decade with each new episode. This choice was very refreshing, and it really helped that the producers hit the nail on the head with every detail from each era. The set design, costumes, diction, score, camera and editing techniques were all spot on! Each new episode pulled inspiration from existing classics such as The Dick Van Dyke Show, I Love Lucy, The Brady Bunch, Malcolm in the Middle, Modern Family and more.  

The first few episodes were light and airy with fun comedic gestures yet juxtaposed with some teasing mystery and eerie cliffhangers. I was hooked within the first few weeks. There is excellent consistency to some of the comic storylines, which comes as no surprise since Marvel is a machine. However, I started to lose interest when the S.W.O.R.D. storyline came into play halfway through. This was when the climate of the show I was so accustomed to had changed. I craved more of the short-lived mystery, and I almost wished they introduced this new storyline later in the series. I will admit that some of the newer characters, such as agent Jimmy Woo and Darcy Lewis, were very likable.   

Elizabeth Olsen, Kathryn Hahn, and Paul Bettany were all fantastic on the show. Their performances are captivating, and in my opinion, they all carry the series so far. We get a much deeper look at the Scarlet Witches character with this show and get an even better understanding of the power she possesses.  

In summary, I would definitely recommend this show to anyone who is a fan of the Marvel movies, or even just wants more of the aftermath of Infinity War and End Game. Even if you are just a classic sitcom lover, you will find the watch worthwhile!  

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