I’m a big MCU guy. I enjoy the movies and while I haven’t lost myself completely in the TV offerings I have enjoyed what I’ve seen. However, the latest project to hit the small screen – WandaVision – is superb.
Focusing, as the name may suggest, on the characters of Wanna “Scarlett Witch” Maximoff and the Vision, the show is unlike anything we’ve seen before from the people behind what can often be a pretty by-numbers superhero universe.
Taking its inspiration from classic American sitcom stylings and taking us through the decades from the 1950s to present day, WandaVision blends bizarre, otherworldly filmed-in-front-of-a-live-audience oddness with jarring and emotional insights into what’s actually happening. And it works. It works so, so well.
I’ll be writing about my theories regarding the underlying plot and what it means for the MCU going forward soon, but for now I just want to urge you to watch the show. Three episodes of have been released so far, on streaming megaplatform Disney+, and you could do worse than to check it out using a free trial if you can get one. Or else seek it out via *ahem* other means.
It’s a beautifully shot show with a meaty, gripping mystery at its heart. Without question my favourite MCU offering in recent years. Take a look.