WandaVision Review *No Spoilers*

Alexis Rendel, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Marvel fans waited throughout quarantine anticipating “WandaVision,” a series set after “Avengers: Endgame” following the supposedly suburban slow lifestyle of Wanda Maximoff and Vision. I have to say, Kevin Feige did not disappoint.

The series’s structure pays homage to the history of television while staying true to the action sequences Marvel is so famous for. Each episode spoofs different eras of TV from “I Love Lucy” to “Modern Family,” so an interest in action films or Marvel is not required to enjoy this series. It’s entertaining enough to just sit back and pick up on all the Easter eggs scattered throughout each episode, almost like a trivia game on television knowledge.

The show brings back some MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) top dogs with Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen reprising their roles as Vision and Wanda respectively, in addition to some supporting familiar favorites such as Randall Park as Jimmy Woo and Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis. Teyonah Parris introduces the grown-up version of Monica Rambeau, previously seen as a child in “Captain Marvel,” and should be welcomed into the Marvel canon with open arms after her powerful and proud performance. I’d encourage fans to keep an eye out for other familiar faces during the show, as many characters from the comics are brought finally into the cinematic world.

“WandaVision” edges the line between a lighthearted and wholesome sitcom and an emotional exploration of Wanda Maximoff’s life post-Avengers era. Every episode leaves the viewer longing for more information, more context, and desperate for the next episode. Thankfully the whole series is currently available for streaming on Disney+ so I encourage binge-watching.

“WandaVision” appeals to Marvel and television alike, bringing the action back to a pandemic-filled life. I believe the show provides such an escape, it’s meant to be indulged in one sitting.