WandaVision Review

WandaVision Review

After Marvel’s long overdue break from the spotlight, the franchise is back with a new television series: WandaVision.  But is the show living up to the expectations that come along with Marvel productions?

For the first two episodes, the entire show is set as a 1950s black-and-white, so as a viewer, the beginning was extremely confusing.  Toward the end of the second episode, the show had a shocking turn of events, and the screen suddenly overflowed with color.  This also revealed the style and decoration of the scenery to be set in the 1960s; therefore, the year had traveled 10 years forward.

The fast era change that occurred from Episode 1 to Episode 2 leads the watchers to believe the show is more than just two people living happily—Wanda Maximoff and Vision—and that the plot was only going to thicken from there.  By Episode 3, it was certain that the time period was changing by episode because the couple was now dressed in 1970s fashion and the homes were all decorated as such.  Not only was the third episode the first completely colored episode, but it also was the climax of the show.

Nearing the end of the episode, an insane event occurs and jumpstarts the mystery as to why the two heroes were suddenly placed into a domestic lifestyle.  With each new episode, there are more tiny kinks in the “show” that Wanda and Vision are starring in.  In the premiere, Wanda was intercepted by an odd voice from a radio asking “who was doing this to her,” but the show quickly rewound and everything went back to normal.  The perplexing anomaly was only the beginning of the doubt-wearying occurrences.  Every episode so far has had multiple events that lead viewers to question the impossible.

In the most recent episodes, the situation Wanda and Vision are in was cleared up and revealed to be an entire world separate from the outside created by Wanda.  Although many would be completely surprised by Wanda’s part in the show’s plotline so far, it is not a complete shock because the fact that Vision is alive and breathing means magic is involved.  Vision’s demise in Avengers: Infinity War and Wanda’s grief over him is proved to be the reason for the isolated community through the investigation on Wanda.

WandaVision currently only has five episodes out, so the prediction for where the story will go by the end of the season is completely up in the air.  The fact that Wanda’s master plan” was revealed early on suggests that Wanda and her town, Westview, will not be the “big bad” of Season 1.

The creators of WandaVision have succeeded so far in developing a suspenseful, eye-opening show that is just as good as—maybe better than—the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.