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WandaVision description

Sophia Dewael, MVCurrent Writer

At first I did not think that “WandaVision” could be a good show. For the first three episodes it seemed to drag on and make no sense because any Marvel fan would know that it was neither the correct year or story for the characters who are featured in “WandaVision.” 


The story starts with Wanda and Vision, two superheroes from previous Marvel cinema, being newly married and moving into a house together. That by itself is probable, but there are two big problems: the story starts in the 1950s and Vision died in Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War.”


The reason I did not like the first couple of episodes is that they were simply an old-fashioned sitcom. I did not appreciate that quirky aspect until later in the series when more context is revealed and it is clear that it is not just a sitcom. It was humourous for a bit, but after a while without other events happening, it got boring. After I stuck it out, though, I began to like the show a lot.


“I thought the first two episodes were really weird so I stopped watching it,” said Mackenzie Miner, 11, “But curiosity got the better of me so I watched the rest and wow, it definitely is one of the best Marvel shows in my opinion.”

I have not seen many of the other Marvel series, but I agree that this one is very good. If people get past the first couple of episodes, they will be hooked. The storyline is unique, so it is difficult to guess what will happen next. It is so embedded in the Marvel Universe that so many things could tie into it. On the other hand, the show is telling an untold storyline so any event is possible. The combination of these possibilities allow for a surprising plot that also ties together many loose strings.


Another problem that I had with it was that since it was an old sitcom, they decided to dwell in old values. They emphasized outdated gender roles, showing the husband going off to work while the wife stays at home and does chores. While it is important to acknowledge the fault in society’s past beliefs, the show did not do anything to oppose them, which is also harmful. The presence of the retro thoughts is only temporary, but they do cause a stain on my view of the show as a whole. 


Despite this, I will still continue to watch “WandaVision,” because as the story progresses, the values get more modern. The story itself is very intriguing, and the writers make good cliffhangers for each of the episodes. The old-timey television plot and style also go with the traditional releasing schedule for television of an episode per a week instead of the whole-season-at-a-time way that Netflix does. The suspense builds throughout the week and the already suspenseful cliffhangers become even more intriguing.


All episodes of the series are now available on Disney+.The final episode was released today, March 5.  There are only nine episodes in the first season. A second season has not been announced, but if there is one, it would not be released until late next year at the earliest. 


While the show is not one the best shows I have ever watched, it is one of the best Marvel-created cinema I have ever seen. I also think that it is cool the way that they are able to tie this side story into the bigger Marvel Universe events. I like the way that they are able to give a side character a bigger development in a different media besides movies. I think this really helps tie all of the Marvel events together. Although I have mixed feelings about this series, I think that it is a worthy watch.