“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” ― Victor Hugo
Marvel Studios recently premiered WandaVision, its first TV mini-series via the release of two episodes introducing Scarlet Witch and Vision as unusual couples. The television spin-off consists of nine episodes, which Disney+ channel will release one for streaming every Friday in the coming weeks.
The show stars the same actors playing the Marvel characters included in the blockbuster Avengers films; Paul Bettany as Vision and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff, a.k.a.Scarlet Witch.
In a press briefing during the Avengers promotion of “Infinity War,” Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studios had already mentioned that the Avengers films have only skimmed on the relationship between Vision and Wanda. According to Mr. Feige, as far as these two characters are concerned, there are yet a lot of stories to tell.
Although we have seen only two episodes, we now have an idea that the stories focusing on Wanda and Vision’s relationship will present various decades in which they live an ideal life. What makes the TV mini series even delightful is that they emerge as classic sitcoms typical in each era.
There is a promise that as the plot thickens, the suburban life in which Wanda and Vision is living is not as idyllic as it seems. There are some easter eggs, innuendos and other clues being dropped here and there. So far, viewers are happy with the two episodes they’ve seen, as the chemistry between Bettany and Olsen enables the two actors to deliver light-hearted jokes.
WandaVision’s Plot So Far
So fars and as the plot begins to unfold, every element is working well in the presentation of the concept; enough to earn a high rating in Rotten Tomatoes. The first episode is set during the fifties, giving similar vibes from old TV shows like “I Love Lucy” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” The second episode moves on to the next decade, featuring the two characters in the sixties era in settings reminiscent of then popular sitcom “I Dream of Jeannie” and “Bewitched.”
The initial episodes depict Wanda and Vision settling in an ideal suburban life in Westview. Complicating the couple’s efforts to keep their identities secret is their curious neighbor Agnes (Katherine Hahn). Clues and hints have been dropped in each scene to make the situation more and more mysterious and complicated. Some examples include the strange messages Wanda hears from the radio, the presence of an ominous beekeeper, and other unsettling things fans can speculate on as future developments in the forthcoming episodes.