The long-awaited debut Disney+ Marvel superhero series is… a tribute to classic sit-coms? Mark, Erica, Brian, and guest Rolando from the Remakes, Reboots, and Revivals podcast try to figure out what kind of storytelling this really is, whether this experiment was successful, whether you have to be a Marvel die-hard (or old enough to have watched those sit-coms) to get it, and the potential for future oddball superhero outings that don’t feature a big boss fight.
This episode is hot off the presses, and more articles are coming out about WandaVision now, but here are a few that might help:
- “How ‘WandaVision’ Uses the Stages of Grief to Understand Wanda’s Mental State” by Meaghan Darwish
- “WandaVision Just Set a Dangerous Precedent for the Marvel Cinematic Universe” by Eric Francisco
- “‘WandaVision’ Isn’t Too Slow, Everyone Forgot How To Watch TV” by Paul Tassi
- “A Guide to the Sitcom Interiors in ‘WandaVision’” by Jessica Wang
- “Before ‘WandaVision’: The Wild Romantic History of Vision and Scarlet Witch” by TJ Dietsch
- “WandaVision Finale Ending Explained” by Lacy Baugher
- “How WandaVision Captured the Secret Horror of The Sims” by Matthew Byrd
- “WandaVision Finale: Every Easter Egg” by Ryan Arey
- “WandaVision’s Post-Credits Scenes Set Up 3 New MCU Movies & Shows” by James Hunt
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