There’s a reason I subscribed to Disney+ on an annual subscription. After watching the Mandalorian, I’m watching the 90s X-Men cartoon while the fiance watched every single season of The Simpsons. I’m not kidding, I asked my fiance if he was all caught up and he said he was. When WandaVision released their first couple of episodes on Disney+, I poured myself a Blackberry Bubly as I watched both episodes. I’m intrigued as to how WandaVision will unfold as I’m not exactly sure what’s going on in the story.
Wanda Maximoff (played by Elizabeth Olson) and Vision (played by Paul Bettany) are a married couple living in suburbia. Each episode released so far has shown Wanda and Vision in a different time era? It’s not explicitly stated which time period each episode occurs. The first episode is clearly the 50’s as Wanda stays home cooking and levitating dishes while she cleans them. In the second episode, Wanda is wearing pants, so I have to believe this was beyond the ’50s. There are certain occurences between both episodes leading Wanda and Vision to be hesitant about this life they are living. WandaVision has been compared to classic sitcoms, although my first impression of the series reminded me of The Truman Show starring Jim Carrey.
I’m happy with the WandaVision series thus far! Elizabeth Olson and Paul Bettany have great chemistry together. They cover for each other when there’s the off chance someone might discover their powerful abilities. One fun scene to watch was in episode #2 when Vision and Wanda were performing for a talent show. Vision would complete these magic tricks using his natural strengths. Wanda would summon an object to counteract Vision’s trick. It shows how this couple works together even if it’s as simple as a neighborhood talent show.
There are so many unanswered questions! At the end of episode #2, there’s a beekeeper who appears out of a storm drain. I’m not sure who that’s supposed to be. Additionally, Wanda hears her name being called out through a radio. This moment in the second episode is why I was reminded of The Truman Show. WandaVision is supposed to tie into the Doctor Strange sequel, so I’m curious as to how this will be achieved. Are Wanda and Vision in an alternate reality? Were they kidnapped and forced to be in this show to entertain others? How is Vision back because he died in Avengers Infinity War? There was an ad in one of the episodes of WandaVision listing Hydra as a sponsor for the ad. I thought that was a clever “blink and you miss it” Easter Egg.
If you have already watched WandaVision, please comment your theories in the comments below! The third episode of WandaVision will air on Friday, January 22nd only on Disney+.