After a year long break, the MCU has finally returned. We still have a bit of a wait before the movies make their grand return, but for now some of your favourite Marvel superheroes are branching out onto Disney+ for their own mini adventures. First up is WandaVision which stars Wanda, the finger waving witch, and literal robot man, Vision, living happily together in a 1950’s sitcom. Yes really, so let’s talk about it!
I’ll try my best not to give too much away as it’s a “the less you know the better” type of policy that should be applied to this show. I’ll just summarise my basic thoughts and if you have seen the whole show and want more details, there is a drop down button below my rating score containing the spoiler section of this review.
The gist is Wanda and Vision are trying to live a normal life together, while trying to keep the knowledge of their super powers to a minimum. The pilot episode is filmed like an episode of the classic sitcom Bewitched. It ticks all the boxes of old 50’s & 60’s sitcoms: It’s filmed in black and white, has a catchy theme song, very obvious sets, dated effects and it has super corny line delivery, which is normally accompanied by a laugh track. I like the spot on homage, but it can become a bit tedious, however, it is a show that demands patience. The show does make some variations to the sitcom formula as it goes on, while also in typical Marvel fashion dropping major plot revelations at the end of each episode. It’s a nine episode long season and as far as I’m aware there won’t be a follow-up.
To end this section off, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany are great in the leading roles. This show also got me to really appreciate the characters of Wanda and Vision more than I ever did in the movies. Wanda and Vision carry this whole show as the side characters that were introduced, I did not give a damn for. As for the episodes, they all make for good TV viewing, but it definitely peaks in the middle section and unfortunately takes a dive in the latter portions of the season. I didn’t have any expectations for WandaVision, but after finishing the show I’m quite impressed, and if you’re looking for a new show to watch, give this a bash.
That’s all I have to say on this show, so goodbye!