WandaVision review

Mariah Groff '24

WandaVision is a Disney+ series that has kept Marvel fans on edge since its debut on January 15th. The show stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprising their superhero characters: Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) and Vision. The special thing about this show is that many episodes are based off of a decade specific sitcom.

WandaVision features shows from the 50s and 60s such as I Love Lucy and Bewitched. Deviating from the black and white filter of the first two episodes, The Brady Bunch and Family Ties elements are seen in the 70s and 80s episodes. In the 90s and 2000s episodes, details are borrowed from Malcolm in the Middle and The Office.

At the beginning of each episode, there are special theme songs that mimic the theme song of each sitcom episode off of which that WandaVision episode is based. For example, iconic opening songs like those of The Brady Bunch and The Office are easily recognizable in the 70s and 2000s episodes.

However, not every episode is inspired by an old sitcom. Some episodes give viewers a peek into Wanda and Vision’s town of Westview, New Jersey. It seems that something isn’t right inside of the ex-Avengers’ lives, and the entire town is in a brainwashed state while starring at sitcoms orchestrated by a powerful force.

The nine-episode first season of WandaVision can be streamed on Disney+ on your TV or on the Disney+ app available on Google Play or the App Store.