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Sunday, January 17, 2021

TV Show Review: WandaVision (Season 1 episodes 1-2)

WandaVision (Season 1 episodes 1-2)
Jan 15, 2021
Executive Producers: Jac Schaeffer, Kevin Feige
Starring: Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Teyonah Parris
Episodes: 9
Genre: Action & Adventure
Based on: Scarlet Witch; by Stan Lee; Jack Kirby;
TV Network: Disney+
WandaVision premiered with its first two episodes on January 15, 2021, and will run for nine episodes until March 5.

Marvel Studios presents "WandaVision," a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) -- two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives -- begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.

After what seems like an eternity, the first of Marvel’s planned television series has finally premiered. Well, the first 2 episodes, that is.

For the first time, I have purposely avoided any clips, trailers, or articles discussing this series. I wanted to be completely surprised by it. I had no idea what to expect; all I knew was that it could possibly set the scene for the next phase of Marvel movies and that there were very strong rumors that this TV series was inspired by a comic book story in which Wanda, AKA the Scarlet Witch altered reality.

Well, two episodes in, and I still don’t know what to expect, but I know it's something big and exciting. The first two episodes are in black and white and mimic the styles of classic television shows such as Bewitched and The Dick Van Dyke Show. I honestly found the episodes entertaining and fresh, a big risk in today’s entertainment industry. The episodes don’t give away the direction of the plot and feel like standalone, but if you blink, you might miss those glimpses of reality seeping into Wanda and Vision's fairytale life together.

Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany have real chemistry together, it was obvious in the Marvel films, and I'm happy to see it continues in this series. They play off one another like they’ve been working together all their lives, which only improves the viewing experience. There isn’t much happening in the first two episodes, but that doesn’t make them any less fun to watch. I'm excited to see what this series will set up for future films in the MCU and which fan theories, if any, will pan out.

Sheep Rating: 4

Adria Reyes

1 comment:

  1. I'll be watching this soon. I'm going to wait until more episodes are available so I can binge it like a fool.