WandaVision Review

WandaVision+Review

Hunter Nealey, Secretary

If you have been hearing people talk about WandaVision, you’re not alone. Ever since premiering last month on Disney+, millions of people have been flocking to see what two of their favorite Avengers have been up to. 

 

Warning: Minor Spoilers Ahead

 

A little background for the show goes as follows: WandaVision follows the story of Scarlet Witch, a human who possesses magical powers, and Vision, a half-human, half-robot telepath. The two Avengers were in a romantic relationship until Vision died in battle, leaving Scarlet Witch–or Wanda–a widow. 

 

The show is set three weeks after the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019). Wanda and a very much alive Vision are found to be leading idyllic, suburban lives in a small town in New Jersey. As the couple enters new decades via sitcom tropes, the couple begins to suspect that everything is not as it seems. The show follows the couple trying to discover the nature of their new reality as they go through the sitcom aesthetics of the fifties, sixties, seventies, eighties, nineties, and even the two thousands. 

 

Not only does WandaVision keep us guessing by withholding all of the answers, it also keeps us visually intrigued with its creative storytelling methods. As the mini series unfolds, information on the status of Vision, the events following his death, and the cause of their new sitcom lives are slowly revealed to the audience. 

Not only will WandaVision keep you on the edge of your seat, it is also a weirdly funny show that has made me audibly laugh more than once. WandaVision is able to balance its suspense and humor while also touching on very real emotions such as grief and regret. It is a deeply moving, hilarious, and entertaining show that is very much worth your time.