WANDAVISION (2021): EPISODES 1 AND 2 – The Thing I Liked…

WandaVision (2021), Paul Bettany, Marvel Studios
WandaVision (2021), Paul Bettany, Marvel Studios

I can’t say that I’ve enjoyed the first two episodes of WandaVision; the new TV series spinoff focused on the Avengers movie characters, Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff and The Vision

Starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany; WandaVision got on my wrong side very soon after it began. And part of the reason is the application of a generally overused comedy bit. The one where two people think they’re talking about the same topic when they’re speaking of two completely different things. This particular comedy writing trope has failed to be funny, for me, ever since I binge-watched Arrested Developed (2003-2019) and realised how heavily the writers relied on it.

As annoying as I quickly found WandaVision to be, I was determined to get over it, as long as what was happening soon proved interesting enough to hold my full attention. Sadly, I hoped in vain because both episodes one and two, which are 99.9% in black and white, hinted at potentially sinister and entertaining things to come. But no matter how much I wanted the show to get to the point faster, it didn’t.

Matters were made worse by the completely unfunny sitcom scenario, in which Wanda and Vision appear to be trapped. Even if this predicament is the perfect set up for everything else fun that will follow, sitting through comedy I consider terrible isn’t how I generally like to spend my time.

Having never read the comic books that inspired these stories is something that has probably contributed, in part, to my level of dissatisfaction. Either way, what I know for sure is this, I’m going to be beyond disappointed if the following episodes of this, so far, hardly engaging Marvel Studios production continues the same way. Just get to the fun parts already! The parts when both Wanda and Vision get to use their powers, frequently and in ways that matter.

I need to know what’s going on with them and soon because this colourless town with the random, mysterious event and even stranger neighbours is causing me to reach for my phone out of boredom. And far more frequently than I want to.

Happy Film Loving

G

12 thoughts on “WANDAVISION (2021): EPISODES 1 AND 2 – The Thing I Liked…”

  1. I agree with you about those very familiar with Wanda and Vision’s origin stories enjoying the two episodes more than the rest of us. Hopefully it’ll get better because it looks like Marvel wasn’t thinking about the likes of us, on the outside. 😂

  2. I enjoyed the first 2 episodes. I do agree tho, the miscommunication with the boss coming over is rather tiring. It was fun tho finding the Easter eggs that refer to the comics and what might come. Like for instance the commercial with the watch branded with the names Strucker and Hydra. We all know Hydra. And the reference to Strucker is Baron Wolfgang con Strucker who experimented on Wanda and her brother aka Quick Silver giving them their powers. There is also the helicopter with the sword. I think it refers to S.W.O.R.D who is the intelligence agency like Shield. There are so many more, but as you said for those fans that haven’t read the comics, I hope it’s explained later. I do think Wanda.Vison is connected to the next series Spider-Man 3 and Doctor Strange in the multiverse of Madness. But you know marvel, most of their movies connect. So we shall see.

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it and understood all the clues/Easter eggs. You’re right; I’d definitely have recognised Hydra, only I didn’t notice it. Probably because I may have been reaching for my phone at the time. 🤓
      The connection to upcoming Marvel movies sounds accurate. And I look forward to the WandaVision episodes that follow making more sense. Thanks for sharing all your Marvel valuable Marvel knowledge! 👍

      1. And don’t worry, I do the same… reaching for my phone. If hubby asks me a question about a movie we are watching and I have that loooong pause, he’ll just comment.. “you were on your phone weren’t you?” 😉

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