By Stephen Ippolito | March 10th, 2021
Liked: Supporting Characters
To me the highlight of WandaVision was the supporting cast. Jimmy Woo (played by Randall Park), Darcy Lewis (played by Kat Dennings), and Monica Rambeau (played by Teyonah Parris) were some of the side characters that stood out.
Between Woo and Lewis’ comedic interactions and Rambeau’s emotional journey to gaining her powers, I hope all three are in the MCU for years to come. At the moment, Rambeau is the only one that’s confirmed to return (Captain Marvel 2), but I’m sure that will change.
Didn’t like: Last episode’s Mid/After credits scenes
Like a lot of fans, I was pretty disappointed with the final episodes’ mid and after credit scenes. While they did serve their purpose of telling us what’s to come next for our MCU characters, I thought they could have teased more. I also thought they lacked a big cameo appearance.
For example, in the after credits scene where Wanda is in some remote cabin, I really thought we could have gotten a Doctor Strange cameo. We know Wanda is set to appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, so why not let the Sorcerer Supreme have a brief appearance. If they didn’t want to do that, they could have at least teased who the villain will be.
Liked: Spoofing classic TV shows
As someone who was a fan of Nick at Nite shows like Bewitched, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and other classic TV comedies growing up, I thought WandaVision did a great job of portraying them. From the music, camera style, and writing, each take felt very authentic.
I especially liked the opening theme songs they created. The episode 5 one was my favorite. It was based off the opening for both Family Ties and Growing Pains. I’ve probably watched it at least 10 times on YouTube.
Didn’t like: Slow start
I was not a fan of the shows pace in the early episodes, specifically one and two. Both of them were filmed as if Wanda and Vision were living in a 1950s and 1960s sitcom. While they were creativity well done, I found it boring at times and really didn’t contribute that much to the overall plot.
By the third episode, things started to pick up a little more when Wanda threw Monica out of the hex. Throughout the series’ run, I have said that the slow start could have been fixed if they released all the episodes at the same time. At the very least, they should have released three episodes the first week because the first two were the dullest.