Views On “WandaVision”

If you have Disney+, I’m willing to bet you’ve seen WandaVision. I’m also willing to bet that you have a ton of questions, and if you’re anything like me, you struggle with patience. Putting out one half hour episode a week?! They must be kidding! Alas, they aren’t, and Friday can’t come soon enough!

WandaVision is the newest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the first three episodes are available to stream on Disney+, with six more on the way. Today I’m going to be talking about these three episodes and WandaVision as a “ship.” This will involve talking about several other MCU movies, so here is your OFFICIAL SPOILER WARNING, not just for WandaVision but for other movies such as Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Infinity War. 

With that spoiler warning out of the way, let’s get to it!

WandaVision starts off with Wanda and Vision moving into the suburbs. They’re now married! Also it’s the fifties! And Vision is alive! Obviously, there are many things wrong with this picture, but the first episode gives us literally no info as to what is going on. It merely sets the scene that something is very amiss, but no one knows what. Wanda and Vision can’t seem to remember where they moved from, or when they were married, or how long they’ve been married. But other than that, there’s nothing too funky going on.

I’m sad to say the second episode is very much the same, only now it’s the sixties! However, the weirdness continues to grow as Wanda has some very strange experiences, some of which involve seeing color in their black and white sitcom world. The color always seems to be the same one, too. Red.

At the end of the second episode, the strangest thing yet happens. A beekeeper emerges from a sewer, and Wanda rewinds time by a few minutes, and then she’s pregnant! I mean, this show really does not want you to have any inkling of an idea of what is going on. What was with the beekeeper? How did Wanda rewind things? Not to mention she is suddenly months along in a pregnancy and neither of them are questioning it?

The third episode, though still adhering to that classic wacky sitcom formula, is finally starting to really show that things aren’t quite right. After Vision’s experiences with the neighbors acting strangely, you can tell he’s a bit freaked out. He approaches Wanda and tells her that something isn’t right with this place, or this situation, only to be rewound in time and say something completely different instead, maintaining the sitcom’s normalcy.

This isn’t the only bizarre moment. The weirdness only intensifies when Wanda is talking to a neighbor named Geraldine, and her brother gets brought up. The way Wanda talks about her twin is like she suddenly remembered he existed at all. For some reason, Geraldine knows what happened to him, and brings up the fact that he got killed by Ultron. Wanda confronts her, but she tries to pretend everything is alright, and then when Vision comes back inside, she’s gone.

Then we get our first glimpse of the real world, where Geraldine has just been thrown out of whatever simulation Wanda and Vision are being held in, and is immediately surrounded by people with guns and there’s helicopters and — yeah, basically a lot of shit going on and we have no idea what any of it means or why it’s happening!

For me, this is a really frustrating show. Obviously there’s so much amiss that the characters definitely notice, but just generally brush off, and you just want them to figure it out so badly. I lack patience so not knowing ANYTHING that’s going on and it only getting more and more weird and confusing is super aggravating.

That being said, I think it’s really entertaining to watch so far. I love how they go through the decades. I like seeing the outfits change and the house change to match the time period. To be honest, I didn’t notice a difference between the fifties and the sixties when I first watched it. Now that I realize they’re doing one decade per episode, if I think back on the first two, I can see the differences, though they’re pretty slight, in my opinion.

I’m not really a big fan of the older sitcom format. That brand of humor just isn’t for me, and the laugh track is so dang annoying. I found the first two episodes of WandaVision annoying for the same reasons. The humor and plot is literally peak sitcom. The miscommunication humor, the dinner party mishaps, Vision being sort of in a “drunk” state and messing up the talent show, it’s all just that same wacky shenanigan stuff.

Regardless, I’m excited to see where this all goes. I can’t wait to find out what’s really happening, and with only nine episodes, I know things are probably about to get very interesting. So while I currently don’t exactly love WandaVision, I have high hopes for it and will definitely be keeping up with it as new episodes release.

You know what I do love, though? WandaVision as a ship.

For those who don’t know, shipping is where you pair characters together in a romantic way. Even if they’re not canonically romantic, or even friends! If you think two (or more) characters would look good together, you ship ’em!

Something to know about me is that I’m a very easy shipper. Oh, these two characters have only talked to each other one time? Doesn’t matter. They belong together. What’s that? They accidentally touched hands once? I hear wedding bells!

So in 2015, when I saw Age of Ultron in theaters, I became a WandaVision shipper immediately. I know they don’t really seem to have that sort of chemistry until Civil War, but I saw the spark before the flame ever even ignited. That moment when Vision swoops in and saves Wanda, carrying her in his arms away from certain death, is pure magic. The way he looked at her when he picked her up, ugh, I can’t get over it!

Skip ahead to Civil War when he attempts to cook for her to make her feel better? A being that doesn’t eat is trying to cook! For her! My heart can’t take it, it’s too sweet. Then when he reaches an arm out to stop her from leaving, he ever so gently grabs her upper arm, and says he wants “for people to see you… as I do.” AHHHH.

Then, of course, tragedy ensues in Infinity War, when Wanda must destroy the Mind Stone, killing Vision in the process. She’s the only one powerful enough to shatter the gem. As Vision pleads with her to destroy it, he says, “It’s not fair. It shouldn’t be you but it is.” And he’s right. It’s not fair. The only person in the world who loves Vision, must destroy him. “It’s alright. You could never hurt me. I just feel you.” AHHHHHHHH. Just to amp up the sadness, he tells her he loves her the moment before he dies.

Only to have Thanos rewind time, bring Vision back to life, and brutally rip the stone out of his head. DOUBLE DEATH.

So, he’s dead. Yet, he’s in WandaVision?

Part of me thought maybe he was just part of the simulation, or whatever it is, and Wanda is the only one actually stuck, and he’s just part of the illusion. But I don’t think that’s the case because he has so many scenes of his own where he is noticing the weird stuff going on, and even tries to tell Wanda of the weird stuff. If he were part of the simulation wouldn’t he be acting normally and trying to play his part instead of also experiencing the strangeness of the sitcom world?

Anyways, I guess we’ll find out eventually!

(Oh, side note, I have been told that WandaVision has been a ship in the comics for a long time, so their ship in the movies makes perfect sense and whatnot, but I have never read the comics, and my only experience with Marvel is watching the MCU movies. So I had no idea they’d get together. I was pleasantly surprised by their ship actually sailing.)

Have you seen WandaVision? What are your thoughts? Do you love Vision and Wanda together as much as I do (they’re just so cute)? Let me know in the comments, and have a great day!

-AMS

43 Comments on “Views On “WandaVision””

  1. Seen it, love it, but I’m also a huge comics fan so… I know a lot about the real nature of her powers in the comics, what Billy and Tommy become, etc, etc. So it’s a completely different ride for me.

  2. I have a problem with consent. Since Wanda can create any reality she wants, she can “make” Vision fall in love with her by just thinking he’s supposed to fall in love with her. We do see her manipulating him, so does he actually love her, or is it her powers manifesting?

  3. Jessica – Author and editor. All comments/questions/etc should be directed to jessica@jessicameigs.com. Follow me on social media for more frequent updates!
    Jessica Meigs

    One thing that might clarify a little for you: Geraldine = Monica Rambeau. She was the little girl that was the daughter of Carol Danvers’/Captain Marvel’s friend in the Captain Marvel movie. She works for SWORD, which is the organization that Nick Fury was working on setting up to replace SHIELD after it was compromised by Hydra. Monica is also a superhero–Photon. The whole point of Geraldine, as Herb and Agnes were saying to Vision while Geraldine was inside with Wanda, was that Geraldine doesn’t belong there; she doesn’t have a home or anything in that little world. It’s because she’s not from there–she’s infiltrated this world that either Wanda created or has been created for her (that hasn’t been settled yet), presumably trying to get to Wanda to bring her back to reality a la the voice on the radio in episode two: “Wanda, who’s doing this to you?”

    There are a TON of Easter eggs in all three episodes that are hinting at all sorts of things to come, and there’s a theory about the commercials in the middle of each episode too–that they’re taking Wanda/the viewer through the stages of her life.

    This show’s one you really have to pick apart to pick up on all the tiny things. It’s genius.

  4. I’m enjoying it so far, but I agree that some things about it are a bit enervating. I love the idea of it moreso than the execution at this point. I love the idea of the MCU going all meta, playing with audience expectations, and paying homage to past eras of TV; but I wish the ratio of loving-classic-TV-homage to peek-behind-the-curtain-to-reveal-what’s-really-going-on was way closer to even. I expect we will get there before this season is over, but there’s definitely a feeling of “that’s it?” currently.

    Regarding the theories of Vision being actually alive again, I have to wonder what the implications of that are in relation to the Mind Stone, given all that happened with the Stones in Endgame. If Vision has been conjured back to life somehow, does that mean there are now two Mind Stones? Or was the one transported across space? I wonder if the show will address that.

  5. Haven’t seen it yet, but I regularly read Marvel Comics from the 70s through the 90s (!!!) so I know i’ve seen the storyline!

  6. I’m enjoying the show, although I agree it’s a slower build than I was expecting to reveal what’s going on. But I had to comment because of this paragraph:

    “For me, this is a really frustrating show. Obviously there’s so much amiss that the characters definitely notice, but just generally brush off, and you just want them to figure it out so badly. I lack patience so not knowing ANYTHING that’s going on and it only getting more and more weird and confusing is super aggravating.”

    I mean, holy crap, this is probably the best accidental description of adult life I’ve ever seen!

  7. The Everything Always channel on YouTube talks about every episode, and highlights what he thinks the easter eggs are, etc. As well as talking theories of what is going on so far.

  8. The show is a little too dependent on knowing the easter eggs (like the Monica Rambeau one upstream), but quite fun. Ask your dad about the sitcom references: What you called the 50s was very much modeled after the Dick Van Dyke show which was purely 60s, except for a few details like Wanda’s dresses, which were more Lucille Ball and other 50s styles — Laura Petrie (played by Mary Tyler Moore) wore pants.

  9. Really enjoying it so far, but I grew up watching reruns of alot of the classic shows and for me it hits alot of the same fun meta notes as Pleasantville did, only in an ongoing series. Also, anything that gives me a chance to watch Elizabeth Olsen work is a good thing. She was completely under-used in the MCU movies.

  10. Yeah, I’m also in the boat of having seen a lot of sitcom reruns so seeing the sendup of them a la Pleasantville has been fun. And being familiar with a certain House of M storyline gives me a lot of speculation fuel as to what is going on here. And I’ve got a hunch that they might be using this to integrate a certain rights acquisition that came with acquiring 20th Century Fox.

  11. “Putting out one half hour episode a week?! They must be kidding!”

    –Back in the Dark Ages (before Internet streaming services, that is), it was actually typical for studios to make and release one episode of a show per week.

    So, you’ll just have to wait until Friday, alas!
    (Have strength!) ;-)

  12. Loving it so far. I think it will be a show that will need to be rewatched once you know the ending to be able to pick up all the hints.

  13. It’s a bit frustrating to wait for episodes in this age of “dump the whole season for streaming”, but welcome to how we used to watch television. It actually plays into the whole retro-TV trope of the series. Since the first three episodes were modeled on classic TV series tied to the advancing decades to begin with (The Dick Van Dyke Show for the 50s, Bewitched for the 60s, and The Brady Bunch for the 70s) it kind of makes sense that they would play around with serializing it the old-fashioned way. Not that Disney hasn’t been doing that anyway (they did it with The Mandalorian with a lot less contextualization.) But with this last episode, at least we’re starting to get the underlying story. I’m good to watch a few more at least, just to see where it’s going to end up.

  14. As others have noted, we all used to wait a week for the next exciting installment. Instant gratification “R” not us. It’s a rhythm of anticipation and fulfillment that used to get us through our week. “Well, today has been shitty but at least MAS*H is on tonight!”

    If you want a TV show that was confusing as heck and drove us all crazy, though at a much slower pace, as it was back in the day of 30 episode seasons, look up the original Twin Peaks. Surreal realism. Blessedly, no laugh track.

  15. Also, the one episode per week thing keeps you paying for the streaming service. If all you want is WandaVision, you’re stuck for 9 weeks (at least 2 monthly fees) before you can cancel. It makes economic sense.

  16. We MIGHT get a living Vision after this. If I’m not mistaken, there was some Wakandan programming to replicate the Mind Stone in INFINITY WAR. The Vision we see might be based off of that….

  17. Havent seen it yet.

    Wanda got her powers directly from an infinity stone and vision had an actual stone in his head. They were uber powerful. And the problem with unlimited power is stories can easily run off the rails.

    Not knowing the comics, i will guess that as wanda was getting dusted by thanos, she used her stone based powers to create this reality. Both her and vision got their powers from the mind stone. Which lets the weilder control other minds, brainwash hawkeye, bring out wanda’s powers, and do everything vision could do including creating consciousness itself.

    So if i had to guess, the world in wandavision was created by wanda as she was getting dusted. Maybe it allowed her to escape? After tony’s snap, wanda is back and opening a huge can of whoopass on thanos.

    But no Vision in that final battle that i recall.

    So, either this ends up being some new timeline so wanda and vision can live together happily ever after in their multiverse or wanda wakes up and it was all a mindstone dream.

  18. For everyone complaining about the inability to binge watch WandaVision because new episodes post weekly, just wait to watch the series until all episodes are available for streaming and binge away. If that’s the only reason you are paying for Disney+, you can even suspend your subscription and save some money for a month or two, then reinstate it when all episodes are available.

  19. “I regularly read Marvel Comics from the 70s through the 90s (!!!) so I know i’ve seen the storyline!”

    This storyline wasn’t in those comics, though some of the references its made are, like the names of Wanda’s kids or the references to “Glamor” and “Illusion.”

    “We do see her manipulating him, so does he actually love her, or is it her powers manifesting?”

    You assume it’s her doing the manipulating. I wouldn’t think it is.

  20. It’s surely no spoiler to remind everyone one that Vision & the Scarlet Witch (Wanda) were a married couple in the comics.
    Now I love the MCU, and I ship Wanda with Vision so hard they hit an iceberg, but frankly I’ve been disappointed so far, and in the same way I was with the Captain Carter TV show. I love retro, but while characters were embarrassed and humiliated in the slapstick of yore, that wasn’t all that was going on. Here it is. The dinner party in the 1st episode was just painful, and the only thing to watch for are the Easter eggs. The story by itself has no joy (even if it were coherent) & it’s not a pleasure to watch. Compare it to the 2012 Avengers, which is a great piece of cinema even if you never care about any of the MCU or comics mythology, and you’ll see what I mean.

  21. I’m starting to think that I’m the only one who saw the beekeeper climbing out of a manhole in ep2 who didn’t say “WTF?!” But instead, “AIM.”

    Advanced Idea Mechanics is basically Hydra if it were made entirely out of mad scientists. They wear all-over PPE that makes them look like…beekeepers. And how mad? They decided to make a giant floating telekinetic murder head named MODOK. Who is actually getting his own Marvel sitcom. Wow, just like we all thought would happen in Iron Man 12 years ago, right?!

  22. I enjoy WandaVision more than the rest of my family. Watching Nick at Nite sitcoms during the years B.N. (Before Netflix) was my main evening activity. My wife watches it with me, but she’s not that into it. My kids have no interest.

    Several people has justifiably criticized the pacing. The series is nine episodes, which means we’re only now through the first act. My hope is that the end will justify the slow start.

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  24. I really liked the sitcom format of the decade thing. I think it must have been a blast for the writers to pastiche 15 minutes of first Lucy, then Bewitched.

  25. As others have mentioned, in the comics Wanda and Vision were married. So yes, they belong together. In the comics, of course, Wanda and her brother were mutants. Originally part of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, over time they broke with Magneto. And to the surprise of all, it was later revealed they were his children. The MCU had to completely alter their backstory because they didn’t have the rights to X-Men. So I’m curious how similar this Wanda’s mindstone powers will be to her mutant powers in the comics. Those also developed over time. Originally her ‘hex’ powers involved local changes in probability. But what is reality but a collection of probabilities?

    I watched reruns of all the old sitcoms (and shows like the original Star Trek) as a child in the 70s on the independent station in Houston. There wasn’t anything else to watch in the afternoons or on weekends for the most part. One of the touches near the end of the second episode reminded me that Bewitched began as a black and white sitcom but then switched to color. That bit where everything became color called back to that moment.

    Yeah, ads with Hydra products. Lots of other hints. In the comics, Wanda’s powers are tied to her emotions and desires, especially at their most powerful. I think the first episode revealed she is in control of the sitcom reality at least to some extent, though almost certainly not consciously. When they were being asked the questions at dinner to which they had no answers, Vision’s boss suddenly started choking. The boss’s wife wife kept saying “Stop it!” over and over and over again. Finally, Wanda told Vision to help him and only then did he move to act. The third episode seemed to reveal those caught in the reality have some awareness they are trapped.

    Anyway, we’re definitely looking forward to future episodes. If MCU Wanda is as powerful as comics Wanda it should get really interesting. She belongs with Vision but I have no idea if that’s where this is moving or not.

  26. I think, for sure, it would be a better experience to binge the whole series once it’s complete ….. but I don’t have the patience to wait for that!

    Personally, I’m loving the sitcom pastiche vibe, but then I’m as old as your dad and remember a lot of this kind of TV fondly. (In small, controlled doses.)

  27. Personally, I absolutely LOVE that I have clue what’s going on. I’ve watched so much TV in my life that I find that in the vast majority of shows, I can predict, sometimes right down to the dialog, what’s going to happen. Half the time, 10 minutes into a 1 hour show I can tell how it’s going to turn out. Most TV is just “the formula”, repeating the same themes and plot over and over.

    So, when I find a show where I don’t know what’s going to happen next, I treasure it. WandaVision is, at least so far, one of those shows. Like everyone else, I’ve got my theories, but I don’t know and, as Loki would say, it’s glorious.

  28. I think this is a show that where all the pieces will eventually fall into place, and you’ll rewatch the whole thing after it’s over and see all the clues laid out. For example–the brand of gum that screws up Vision’s inner workings is significant, as it was introduced in 1974 and that particular episode is coded as about ten years earlier than that.

    I’m excited to see this week’s installment, where Wanda and Vision sing the theme song at the piano and Vision has a racist argument with Meathead.

  29. I grew up watching sitcoms, and I have grown to hate the format. And oddly, while the look is great, I don’t think they do the form itself that well–the jokes don’t land, and yet the laugh track keeps being amused. I am convinced this is deliberate. So I keep watching, although I wish they’d chosen almost any other format.

    Someone elsewhere said that WandaVision might be, in part, about Wanda processing her grief–both about losing Pietro and about losing Vision. And I suppose if you have the sort of power that she has, retreating (or being contained) in a faux-sitcom world might be a good idea, for the protection of those around you. But I imagine she’s going to have to break free of it, which–see above about me and sitcoms–can’t come too soon.

  30. Piggybacking on what Jessica said, yes, Geraldine is Monica Rambeau, who in the comics was Captain Marvel at one time, I believe. She works for SWORD. Several times there was a focus on Geraldine and her necklace, which is a sword inside a sort of teardrop shape. At first glance, it appears to be a cross, but if you look more closely, you see it’s a sword.

    The bee keeper also had the SWORD logo on the back of his outfit, some people have pointed out, but I didn’t notice that myself.

    I’m an old-time comics reader and was dismayed at the deaths of Quicksilver (Pietro) and Vision in the movies. I also didn’t understand the change in Wanda’s power set until someone higher up in this string said it’s because they don’t own right to use X-Men. Movie Wanda seems to have much greater control of her power than reality-warping Wanda did in the comics.

    That said, before this show, I never understood the appeal of Vision. Reading him on the comics page, he just seemed cold and distant. Paul Bettany really brings character and warmth to the role. I love seeing him act somewhat goofy in the various sitcoms.

    Episode 1 does feel more like Dick Van Dyke show even though the costuming is more 1950s – maybe that’s a tribute to I Love Lucy. The curmudgeonly boss and bringing the boss home to dinner with the wife totally unprepared for it was a typical situation in sitcoms of the era.

    I’m curious why the writers use the name Geraldine. It’s not that common. It was my mother’s name, so I tend to notice it more when I hear it. It would fit the 1950s but seems out of place in the 1970s for a young woman.

    And that other woman – the one who talks so much and seems nervous and puts down her husband (Ralph?) Does anyone recognize her? And is the Black guy who is the next door neighbor in the latest episode anyone we should recognize? I’m out of touch with comics for the last decade or so and don’t recognize newer characters.

  31. In another “These Damn Kids Today” bit:

    Back then, not only did you have to wait a week, but you had to watch it when it was on. If you weren’t in front of the TV at 7:00 pm Wednesday or whenever, you didn’t see it at all. You would have one more chance in the rerun 6 months later.

    If you missed it both times, you might never see it all, ever. One of the agonies of fans in that era.

    (Yes, some shows ended up in syndication, but many did not.)

  32. And even worse than once-a-week and no VCR’s was having to walk five miles! Uphill! Both ways! Thru the snow!

    To get to the coal mine where we’d get our weekly allotment to shovel into our primitive steam-powered TV’s!

    It was awful– the soot got into EVERYTHING!

    Kids today got it too easy, lemme tell you!

  33. I stopped and researched the August calendar. Turns out August began on a Tuesday in both 1950 and 1961. Another reviewer pegged the year of the first episode as 1961 given other clues and also visual similarities to the Dick Van Dyke Show. (Dick Van Dyke actually consulted on Wandavision.) Some of it does code more ’50s, but that might work out for a show in the early ’60s.

    Other anachronisms may be significant, or may turn out to be oversights or included for other reasons. The Big Red gum, for instance, seems more an allusion to the anticommunist sentiment expressed in the first two episodes, or even the color actual red that really begins to pop out in that episode.

    I am loving the format of the show, myself, having watched old shows like I Love Lucy and Bewitched in syndication. Plus, it has a real foreboding undercurrent because you know something isn’t quite right in Westview. So jokes that don’t quite land I can chalk up to the slightly-off nature of the developing mystery.

    But you’re right, Athena. Things that were entertaining or even just nostalgic to those of us that are older, often don’t appeal to those of younger generations. I’ve even bought DVD box sets of shows I loved as a kid only to watch an episode or two and realize the pacing is way too slow or they are otherwise just plain lame now. I’m sure in a few decades, the entertainment we enjoy now will seem quaint and old fashioned. And someone will make a show riffing on it.

  34. The name Geraldine is another vintage TV easter egg. Flip Wilson played (in drag) a character named Geraldine on his 70s variety show.

    For what its worth, there is a theory going around that this fantasyland they’re trapped in isn’t being caused by Wanda, it’s being caused by Marvel Comics’ “looks like but not really the Devil” character Mephisto. Flip Wilson/Geraldine’s catchphrase? “The devil made me do it!”.

  35. Hiya, Athena!

    Personal on where I’m coming from — I’m old enough to have watched late 50s and 1960s sitcoms as a kid (and I’ve re-watched some of them as a recent adult). I am only modestly familiar with the Marvel universe — stopped reading the comics before you were born, but I’ve seen (only!) two of the early Marvel Universe movies and I love “Agents of SHIELD.”

    I don’t think we can rely much on what is Marvel canon and what isn’t for the simple reason that comic book canon means absolutely nothing! Nobody ever dies for real, permanently. Even if the current generation of editors/writers sincerely swear that so-and-so is dead forever, the next generation will come along and retcon them. Or wholesale throw out what’s been established through appropriate arm-waving. For Godsakes, we’ve had entire character’s universes erased in some “Crisis on Infinite Plot Complications” or another and they find a way to bring the character back.

    Add to that that Wanda is “magical,” and they have even more free reign because in comic book land, that means the writers don’t even have to armwave a super-science bit of mumbo-jumbo to explain what happens.

    So, leave us not make any assumptions about who is “really” alive or dead or in limbo or getting breakfast at the local Denny’s.

    My take is that this is not Wanda’s delusion, this is being imposed upon her. I base that on the control-booth scene at the end of the first chapter. And the voice that comes out of the radio in the second.

    But… just to confuse things… those could also be Wanda’s delusions. A lot of psychotic breaks In the real world involve the sufferer believing that their crisis is externally imposed.

    I’m enjoying the ride.

    And I’m LOVING the “commercials.” The idea of Hydra (“mind control R us”) selling housewives mood-improving bubblebath… oh yeah, I can totally see that! In the real world, Hydra wouldn’t be engaging in improbable James-Bondian schemes, they’d just be an extra super evil version of WALMART!

    Excelsior! Shop now while the rates are low!

    pax, Ctein
    [ Please excuse any word-salad. Dragon Dictate in training! ]

  36. I’m familiar with Flip Wilson’s Geraldine but that didn’t seem to fit this character so I was wondering if there was another show or connection in Marvel Universe of which I’m unaware.

  37. I’ll note that I seem to recall reading they actually used the proverbial Live Studio Audience for the first episode. (And lots of canned laugh tracks actually came from I Love Lucy, which itself would be worth watching at least for the Harpo Marx episode.)

  38. The show it reminds me of Legion, which was similarly weird (well, a lot weirder than WandaVision actually). Both shows deal with the lead character being mentally unstable; Legion really has to earn the eventual “happy” ending (no spoilers from me!) and I suspect WandaVision isn’t going to end with puppies and rose petals either.

  39. Not, I don’t have Disney+
    and I won’t until they honor their contracts with Alan Dean Foster et al.
    Please join me in boycotting them.

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