Phil's Quick Capsule Review

WandaVision (2020) – A Quick Capsule TV Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
A lot of people probably (my family included) didn’t make it past the first two episodes of WandaVision.  The odd TV ratios, the black & white sitcom studio style…. it was a bold way to launch a new world of Marvel TV shows.  But beyond that initial shock pretty quickly WandaVision become a very ‘Marvel’ show with all the same positives and trappings that the films have shared over the past 13+ years.  It made you care about the titular paring more than you ever have but wasn’t afraid to throw a CGI thing fighting a CGI thing in at the end to add action to the proceedings.  The biggest issue with the show for many was that the fan theories ended up being far more interesting than the show itself… X-Men, Dr Strange, alternate universes, Mephisto all sounded great on paper by in the end it was a much simpler story.  On reflection this was probably its strength also.  As the 9 episode run closed it promised a much darker journey for its leads which, no doubt, will be picked up by other Phase 4 films but whatever the end game WandaVison remains a bold and mostly successful first step into TV for the MCU.

Best Bit: Different eras of TV

Buy, Stream, Avoid:  Stream

If You Liked this Try: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (TV), Agents of SHIELD (TV), Avengers: Infinity War

7 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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