From the opening chords of its TV Land–ready theme song, Disney+'s WandaVision delivers flawless sitcom magic. The 1950s costumes and hairstyling is impeccable, the crinkly audio is adorably nostalgic, and the show’s eponymous characters merge surprisingly well with the genre’s trademark slapstick comedy. If someone with no knowledge of WandaVision’s place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe were to stumble upon this show’s first episode, they could be forgiven for assuming it was a genuine and likable relic of television’s golden age.
It’s not though, and therein lies the problemWandaVision’s sitcom bona fides are, as fans have guessed since the first trailer dropped, a smokescreen obscuring something sinister lurking underneath Wanda and Vision’s suspiciously idyllic lives. The mystery of WandaVision — why two Marvel heroes, one of which is canonically dead, appear to be acting out the tropes of throwback TV programs — is clearly the point of the show. That promised point is what will feed into the greater MCU and give WandaVision a place within the franchise, but the three episodes provided for review seem more interested in the joys of replicating old shows than providing a compelling reason to watch this new one. Read more...More about Disney Plus, Disney, Wandavision, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
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