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Review: WANDAVISION – I’m excited to be here, but am completely confused on how I got here

WandaVision is the start to Marvel’s many plans for us, and for setting up phase four of the MCU. I am not at all prepared for what this show brought to me, but am still over the moon with most of it. The most non-confusing summary I can give about this show is that it takes place a few weeks after the events of Avengers:Endgame (which I still need years to recover from) and how Wanda deals with the overwhelming grief she is currently dealing with. Other than the show being told through multiple classic tv genres and Vision being there with Wanda, there’s not much else I can tell you all without you being completely spoiled and confused.

 I went through many different theories when watching this show, you should see the notebook I wrote down all the clues in (I’m insane, I know). But, the multiple transformations the cast and settings go through is so cool, I’m a big fan of old black and white tv shows and I loved it (but don’t worry it changes to color very quickly in the show). Along with basically this soft hearted fanfiction of a show, just all about Wanda and Vision’s love for each other and what they should have gotten. We get a lot of clues (basically every single thing in the show is an easter egg and clue) as to what’s really going on, along with a great new villain, who has a very catchy theme song that will be stuck in your head for days. We also get one of the greatest lines (at least in my opinion) when we get a flashback of Vision telling Wanda, “What is grief, if not love persevering?”. What can you really write in a script to follow that up?

Other than the setting of how the show is told, my favorite parts were all the special guests we got, Monica Rambeau (Captain Marvel), Darcy Lewis (Thor), and Jimmy Woo (Ant-Man 2). First of all, all three of these characters need their own show. They are just that stand out good in WandaVision that we need more of them, and not just side characters. I think I also forgot to mention we got a Quicksilver special guest, just not in the way that we wanted (though there are quite a few laughs and outrage from it). 

In the end, I loved almost everything in this show, except for a big plot point that’s supposed to bring us clarity about Wanda. It doesn’t, all it does is undercut her character and tries and fails to fill in the huge plot hole that marvel will not (maybe ever) be able to fill the right way. Mainly stating that Wanda is a witch, she always had her powers and the mind stone experimentation just made it stronger. She’s just a mutant guy’s, she was born with her powers. We all know that the MCU can’t talk about mutants since they didn’t have the rights to them when the show began, but before Wanda was just an enhanced human. That was the best bridge over the plot hole and made sense, since she and her brother volunteered for experimentation (I think we were all good with this). But now, with them saying she’s an actual witch? It just made the end of this series have less of an impact and brought down my love for it. If any of you want to watch WandVision for yourself, which you all should.

You can catch all nine episodes of WandaVision on DisneyPlus.

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Ali Raphael
Ali Raphael
Ali is a professional workaholic but likes to add more to her plate by reviewing comics/books/ tv shows/movies and anime. In every other waking moment, she breathes books, manga and anything Marvel. Every day she wishes she was a Part-Time Avenger, instead of a full-time Target employee.

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