WandaVision is one of the newest shows that Disney+ has come out with. This series is a part of the Marvel Universe and so much of what is happening might require some Marvel background knowledge. The first episode was released on Jan. 15. According to IMDb, the series first starts out mimicking a black and white sitcom style from the ‘50s then gradually transforms into color as it progresses through the different forms of sitcoms throughout the decades. These changes do not affect the plot as it continues to morph with the changes.
The two trailers for the show leave you with only a small taste as to what the series is about. There is a mid-season trailer that sheds a little more light, but still leaves things unanswered.
New episodes air on Fridays, and there are currently only nine episodes listed to come out according to an article in Men’s Health. The next episode is set to be released Feb. 19.
The series is based on Wanda and Vision who live together in a town called Westview. They moved there after getting married and deciding that they want to blend in with the people around them. However, there is a dark twist that starts to unfold around the third episode. As each episode unfolds more of the truth comes out, leaving viewers anxious to find out the truth behind the mystery.
Many Marvel fans are excited for this series but are also a little confused with how everything will play out as the series develops. There are comment sections filled with excitement as people watch the show unfold.
The overall reviews of the show are very positive. Some, however, disapprove of the layout and how slow the episodes are released.
One issue that was voiced in a USA Today article said, “It struggles to claim an identity as a TV show at all.”
While this review did have a slightly more negative tone, there were still parts that emphasized the success that the series is seeming to show. Even Rotten Tomatoes gave the series a 94% average from fans and an 80% overall satisfaction from the population.
The show is a brilliant mix of history’s most popular sitcom styles and the Marvel Universe. There is a certain amount of previous Marvel knowledge that is needed due to how many references were made to the other movies.
Something Marvel does well is adding to the already bursting universe so that their audience comes back wanting more. WandaVision is another great addition leaving viewers with a desire to watch the other stories in the universe.
One problem that all viewers seem to have with the show is the approximately six minutes of credits at the end of each episode. Marvel is famous for their end credits scenes and the long credits on WandaVision leaves viewers wondering if there will be an extra clip, but disappointing them every time when nothing appears.
So, the next time that you want to procrastinate on homework but are unsure what to watch, consider falling into the Marvel Universe and watch an episode or more of the new series WandaVision on Disney+. Make a bag of popcorn, curl up under a blanket and dive into the slightly confusing, but incredibly worth while.