Three weeks after Avengers: Endgame, Wanda Maximoff and Vision move to the town of Westbridge, New Jersey to live a normal life. Having to conceal their true identities from the residents of this small town, Wanda and Vision find themselves in the middle of many confusing situations and meet many mysterious people. Each episode represents a new decade and mirrors a family sitcom from that era.
Premiering on January 15, 2021, WandaVision ranked the sixth most-watched show on a streaming service in its opening weekend and thirteenth out of all shows. Even though the running time for the two available episodes was short—(67 minutes)—, they were watched for more time that weekend than other available shows like Criminal Minds or Supernatural. Now, one month and five episodes later, WandaVision has been streamed over 6.5 million times.
“My favorite part [of WandaVision] is seeing the different decades and how all the details of each episode represent a TV show from that time period. I also love the detail and all of the hidden easter eggs which make it so much more mind-blowing,” said sophomore Mia Greenidge.
Some of the easter eggs include cameos by organizations such as Stark Industries or HYDRA. Others have ties to the original comic books referencing interdimensional gateways such as Nexus or the necklace their neighbor Agnes wears.
I’ve watched each episode, and I am very impressed. Director Matt Shakman and writer/executive producer Jac Shaeffer have done an incredible job with their TV show. The show’s plot is compelling and the actors do an incredible job bringing both their characters and the story to life.
“Something’s off about [WandaVision] to me. It’s good, but I’m not completely satisfied with it,” said sophomore Mario Cano.
While not everyone agrees, WandaVision is one of the most intricate, compelling and well-written TV shows I have ever seen, and I would be ecstatic to see a second season in the works. The characters are well thought out and the mystery of Westbridge builds each episode in an intriguing way.