“WandaVision”: A Blast From the Past. Or Is It?

Wanda Maximoff and Vision are getting a taste of suburban bliss in a town called Westview, New Jersey, three weeks after “Avengers Endgame” took place. “WandaVision” is a great series if you are a fan of the Marvel Universe, and have followed along it’s timeline. There are many connections to other films made so far throughout the 5 episodes released to the public. However, if you do not watch Marvel films it might be a little more difficult to follow.

WandaVision is a new series from Marvel that combines the Marvel Universe with the past, by having their new lives documented through a sitcom. A new episode comes out on Disney+ every Friday until March 5. The series stars actress Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff, a.k.a. Scarlet Witch, and actor Paul Bettany as Vision. It was directed by Matt Shakman, and the producer is Marvel Studios.

In Westview, Wanda and Vision settle down and try to find peace in domestic bliss starting in the 1950s era. We see them actively trying to change who they are by restricting their powers so their new neighbors will not suspect anything. For a while there is peace, but then they start to notice something is a little off.

I really appreciated how their new lives in this alternate reality are shot as a sitcom. I think it is a great way to keep the audience engaged and sets the series apart from any other film or series in the Marvel Universe. The sitcom style feels more personal as I watch them because I feel like I am in it with them, not just watching everything go down.

I recommend this series because it portrays action in a whole different light. It is also great because of the connections to other Marvel films throughout the episodes. The audience is mainly targeted at an older group of people because the concept of a sitcom with a live studio audience was more of a staple in TV from their childhoods, but younger generations would also love this series.