Sunday, February 14, 2021

TV: WandaVision

The first year of the House of Mouse's streaming service was hit and miss, but 2021 has given Disney+ its best show to date - the wonderful WandaVision, created by showrunner Jac Schaeffer and starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany:

It's hard to say anything about WandaVision without spoiling it, but suffice it to say that the show pays tribute to the history of TV sitcoms while also introducing the next phase of the MCU, jampacked with mutants and multiverses. As someone whose childhood revolved around watching I Love Lucy and Bewitched on Nick at Nite, WandaVision was right up my alley - heck, there's an entire episode pastiche of Full House, the show made famous by Olsen's older siblings Mary-Kate and Ashley. I guess my only caveat would be that WandaVision doesn't have big battles or snarky quips to draw in non-comic-book-fans; if "House of M" and the "Young Avengers" don't ring a bell for you, you will miss a whole lot of references in this one.


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