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WandaVision: A Review

Noah Stepanov

Posted on March 28, 2021 08:53

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Marvel's first new series on Disney+ has just finished its first season. Is it worth the watch?

The last time I talked about WandaVision, it was more or less just starting. I was hooked in by the interesting premise and unique execution, as well as Olsen and Bettany’s stellar performances. But now that it’s over, and some time has passed to consider its conclusion, how does it stack up? Was it good?

I think yes. Was it good consistently? A bit more debatable. WandaVision had an incredible start in my opinion. It deviated not only from the standard Marvel formula but also the standard formula for sitcoms and dramas. Watching Wanda and Vision navigate various eras of television, adapting to the drastic changes in the environment and behaviors of the cast, was a standout aspect and one of the things I looked forward to with each new episode.

However, as the series went on, it became more recognizable as a Marvel property. With the outsiders’ B-Plot and the eventual reveal of a villain, the last couple of episodes fell less in line with the start of the series and felt more like a split-up movie. This isn’t to say that the quality dipped, only that the concept changed, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I didn’t expect the whole series to remain tonally static, and for what WandaVision is — a mystery series, in my opinion — it needed to culminate in something bigger than it initially seemed. So, while the shift in structure and concept was predictable, I don’t really feel like it was detrimental to the series. 

On top of that, you have wonderful performances from Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, as well as some great additions in Teyonah Parris, Kat Dennings, and Kathryn Hahn, who is just a delight every time she's on-screen. There's even a few surprising guest appearances, which I won't spoil here, that were more than welcome.

Overall, WandaVision is a great time, especially early on. If you’re a fan of the Marvel franchise, or if you wish their properties would mix things up a little more, definitely give it a shot!

Noah Stepanov

Posted on March 28, 2021 08:53

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Disney+ has announced the highly anticipated Marvel series WandaVision will premiere exclusively on Disney+ January 15, 2021.

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