Marvel’s “WandaVision” is a delightful sitcom mixed with suspense


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After quite some time without a new release, the Marvel universe is back with its first series: “WandaVision.” The series is streaming on Disney+ with its first two episodes released on Jan. 15; a new episode will follow every Friday.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies have created a legacy, but this series is nothing like past productions. Following their last project, “Avengers: Endgame,” I thought the series would continue with a storyline that was created by the ending of that movie, so, I was a bit disappointed when I realized that after waiting, the episodes were pretty uneventful. They were definitely funny, but a bit mundane. The first two episodes had different plots consisting of Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) encountering a problem and overcoming it with a happy ending. 

I haven’t read much of the Marvel comics, but I do know that this series will follow the storyline shown in the comics. After “Endgame” I already knew everything was going to change, because all the original Avengers had died and the newest characters would continue with their legacy. I always loved Wanda and it was great to have another strong female character in the MCU, but I am a bit upset with the first two episodes because Wanda’s powers are dulled. I really hope they showcase the full extent of her abilities like they did when she was fighting Thanos. The ending they gave to Wanda and Vision’s story in “Infinity War” was sad and incomplete, but so far, this series has done a great job of giving them a proper and heartfelt story.

The sitcom has a retro theme filled with funny and light-hearted scenes. Although the pacing throughout each episode is quite slow, the chemistry between Wanda and Vision is sweet because not much of them was shown in the Avengers movies — I am glad they finally get screen time. What I found most confusing about this series is that Vision died in “Avengers: Infinity War,” so maybe none of this is even happening. Maybe Wanda is just dreaming or imagining everything. I don’t know what the actual storyline is yet, but the end of the second episode and the trailer for the next episodes show that a lot more is to come.

Overall, I am looking forward to seeing how everything unravels. The fact that an episode comes out every week helps build anticipation and excitement in the audience. I feel like the show will get better as every episode plays out and the future of the plot looks promising. Hopefully, tomorrow’s episode will have a bit more action and a unique plot.