Disney TV Show of the Week: WandaVision (Spoiler-Free!)
Wanda Maximoff and Vision in the 1950s-themed episode “Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience.” Credit: Marvel Studios
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Marvel’s hit show WandaVision came to a thrilling conclusion a couple of weeks ago. This show has brought something new and fresh to the MCU franchise with a blend of classic sitcoms and the famous Marvel action sequences.
The show revolves around Wanda Maximoff and her husband Vision, a humanoid robot. Each episode is set in a different era starting with the ‘50s and going through the ‘00s. They deal with commonplace issues such as dinner parties and nosy neighbors. The first couple of episodes were actually filmed in front of a live audience, so viewers really get a sitcom-feel from the show.
The city of Westview, Wanda and Vision’s new residence, is not all that it seems though, and something darker is going on beneath the surface. As each episode progresses, viewers will slowly start to unravel what is truly going on in Wanda and Vision’s life.
Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau in Marvel’s WandaVision. Credit: Marvel Studios
WandaVision has something for everyone to enjoy: suspense, action, romance, and drama. It has a great mix of humor and mystery, which leaves viewers wondering what’s next after every episode.
The show features strong performances from Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Teyonah Parris, and Kathryn Hahn. The actors’ performances are a major reason why I kept coming back to watch the show week after week.
I didn’t know what to expect as I began to watch WandaVision, but I ended up really loving it. The show really encapsulates the feeling of grief and what it entails, and this is Marvel’s first real dive into topics of mental health. The show takes viewers through a particular character’s stages of grief. It shows the impact that loss can have on a person as well as how this character deals with their grief. The story of WandaVision is powerful and captivating, audiences will find themselves sucked into the characters’ world of Westview as they watch.
Wanda Maximoff in Wandavision’s Halloween-themed episode “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!” Credit: Marvel Studios
After finishing the series, I think anybody can enjoy this show whether you are familiar with Marvel or not. You may not catch every reference, but you will be able to have a general understanding. If you do want a deeper understanding of the series, you should watch Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame before starting WandaVision. These movies will show you the backstory of Wanda and Vision, encompassing the events that have led up to where WandaVision begins.
WandaVision is now streaming on Disney+ for subscribers.