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Queued up with Dre Marsh: ‘WandaVision’ Review

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Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen share a scene in Disney’s “WandaVision.”


When Marvel announced a slate of Disney Plus shows being produced for the foreseeable future, there were a lot of high expectations. After all, Marvel has spoiled us for years in theaters. 

After “Avengers: Endgame” and “Spider-Man: Far from Home,” a lot of fans wondered what was next after the inevitable end of the original Avengers. Well, Marvel did not disappoint with the release of its first Disney Plus show, “WandaVision.”

WandaVision actually takes place right after the events of “Avengers: Endgame” and before the events in “Spider-Man: Far from Home.” By the end of “Endgame,” the Marvel fandom had lost a couple of the faces of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU,) with Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) dying to save lives and Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) growing old with the love of his life. 

Not only did we lose two of the most prominent Marvel faces but we also lost an under appreciated hero in Vision (Paul Bettany,) or “The Vision.” Wanda Maximoff’s (Elizabeth Olsen) appreciation for Vision though was never understated. Those two have been through a lot together, from “Avengers: Age of Ultron” through “Endgame,” and their relationship has grown to more than just being Avengers. 

Little did anyone know that this was only the beginning of Wanda’s spectacular journey. “WandaVision” shows viewers how much she truly cared for Vision, and the lengths she is willing to go to just to have a life together in good old Westview. 

If only life were that simple.

“WandaVision” starts off by mimicking sitcoms of the past half century as viewers were told it would. However, after the first three episodes, it gets real.

There is a reason it is one of the most popular shows in the world. Well, there are multiple reasons, with one being that there doesn’t seem to be such great acting and unique writing done quite like this.. 

To move such big characters from movie screens to the TV world could not have been done any better, and even side characters such as Jimmy Woo (Ant-Man) and Darcy (Thor) were simply remarkable. To be clear, Olsen deserves an Emmy for such an emotional and powerful performance. 

From the goofy start to a riveting finish, “WandaVision” has you on your toes. It gives the audience room to come up with their own fan theories and predictions of what is to come. That is what Marvel is so good at, building up anticipation for what’s next, whether it be with post-credit scenes or quotes from cinema stars, and that theme continues throughout this show.

Overall, this show exceeded all expectations. As a sitcom, it’s great. As a drama, it’s great. As a superhero show, it’s great. Just as a TV show in general, IT’S GREAT! I genuinely believe that anyone could watch this show and enjoy it, regardless of if they are invested in Marvel or not. 

With all that being said, season one of Marvel’s “WandaVision” gets an easy five stars. Give the show a watch if you haven’t yet!

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Queued up with Dre Marsh: ‘WandaVision’ Review