Early WandaVision Impressions Suggest the Marvel Series Is as Good as It Is Weird

From WandaVision.
From WandaVision.
Image: Marvel Studios

Critics have seen the first three episodes of WandaVision, the upcoming Marvel Studios Disney+ series starring Scarlet Witch and the Vision as they take on their greatest challenge yet: the sitcom. Which means we’ve got impressions.

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The early verdict is that the show, from what has been seen so far, is pretty compelling, albeit substantially more off-kilter than a normal Marvel Studios entry. There are lots of homages to old sitcoms, and it seems to, largely, anyways, be a comedy. All of which sounds pretty intriguing.

Here’s what the io9 crew thought:

And here are some opinions from the broader pop culture blogosphere:

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Intriguing! Early impressions are always to be taken with a grain of salt—three episodes ain’t the whole series, and most media is too complex to really unravel, good or bad, in a couple of tweets. But it certainly seems like there might be some real promise here.

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WandaVision, starring Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, and Teyonah Parris, releases its first two episodes on January 15th.


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