WandaVision: Bewitched x The Truman Show

*Spoiler Alert: Whilst we have tried our best to refrain from including any spoilers in the article, there may be a couple.* Newly released on Disney+, WandaVision is a fantastic installment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. WandaVision is part of this new chapter, portraying the story of Wanda (a.k.a Scarlet Witch) and Vision, who were later additions in the Avenger films. In case you’re like me and new to the MCU, I won’t reveal any previous plotlines.

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*Spoiler Alert: Whilst we have tried our best to refrain from including any spoilers in the article, there may be a couple.*

 

 

Newly released on Disney+, WandaVision is a fantastic installment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

 

WandaVision is part of this new chapter, portraying the story of Wanda (a.k.a Scarlet Witch) and Vision, who were later additions in the Avenger films. In case you’re like me and new to the MCU, I won’t reveal any previous plotlines. However, do watch the films beforehand as otherwise you will be rather confused as to what’s happening. 

 

The first episode is relatively light and frothy, with the couple settling into a normal American suburban area. Life is sweet and one of the biggest issues in this 1950s-esque episode is Wanda struggling to make dinner for the Hearts, Vision’s boss. Yet, as the series progresses things take a darker turn.

 

Later episodes hint that Wanda has used her mind control powers to take over an entire population in a new parallel universe; in which she is able to have every single action to her liking. With characters in episode 5 starting to ask Wanda if she would like them to do their scenes again, Vision begins to suspect that something is going on. Little does he know how much of a shock he’s really in for!

 

What I really like about this programme is how it manages to portray each episode as being from a different decade (starting from the 1950s). I’m not sure, just yet, why this is but it certainly makes for an interesting watch from a media perspective. From the costumes to the props to the adverts that are shown in every episode, the programme extremely cleverly portrays each decade.

 

WandaVision is a fantastic programme and the only issue with it is that it’s being released once a week (like old school TV). This means that it’s unable to be binge-watched and so you can’t watch the story all at once, meaning the excitement kind of disappears compared to watching a series on-demand.

 

As someone who only really started watching the Marvel series after subscribing to Disney+, I’ve spent most of the lockdown catching up with this iconic world.

 

With fantastic storylines and magnificent characters, one can’t help but marvel at these treasure troves; which have provided great escapism to my new stay-at-home lifestyle.

 

WandaVision is a fantastic programme and the only issue with it is that it’s being released once a week (like old school TV). This means that it’s unable to be binge-watched and so you can’t watch the story all at once, meaning the excitement kind of disappears compared to watching a series on-demand.

Overall, I highly recommend watching WandaVision and whilst many reviews say that episodes 1-3 are a little odd, do keep watching as the answers do get revealed in later episodes. If anything, it’s worth watching purely for its fantastic portrayal of each of the decades the episodes are set in.

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