Chandler Mann’s review published on Letterboxd:
Season 1, Episode 1: Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience
Once you start the first episode, you really get thrown into this world that feels .. off. I love the old timey sitcom style, and I could do without the laugh tracks (just a personal preference but I understand their significance to that time period)
Overall a really good start that gets your gears turning.
Season 1, Episode 2: Dont Touch That Dial
I absolutely loved this episode. Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen both seem to be having an extremely fun time playing their rolls and honestly some really good acting from both parties. As the episode whines down you really get the sense of mystery and confusion that just leaves you wanting more. Time travel, time manipulation, a Truman Show / simulation type of manipulation? WHAT IS IT
Season 1, Episode 3: Now In Color
Things are really starting to ramp up here. Just like the previous episode, Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen seem to be having a really fun time with their roles - even when things get more serious. On the flip side of that, theres some pretty solid humor too!
Season 1, Episode 4: We Interrupt This Program
With this episode we get insight with the more dark, mysterious things going on inside Westview as we take a step back from Wanda and Vision and focus more on the “outside”. I’m really excited to see what’s to come.
Season 1, Episode 5: On a Very Special Episode...
This episode you really get a look into what’s happening inside and outside Westview simultaneously. It’s brilliant making a confusing yet incredibly intriguing story by switching setting constantly. It’s dark, it’s mysterious. And oh my god that end .. I wasn’t expecting this this early.
Season 1, Episode 6: All-New Halloween Spooktacular!
In this episode we get to look at the outskirts of Westview, some family bonding, and some interesting stuff going on with almost all of our characters that makes for an engaging and intriguing watch, as always. Also Hayward is becoming my most hated person on the show. (love to hate type situation)
I seriously can’t wait another week.
Season 1, Episode 7: Breaking the Fourth Wall
I mean we all knew this was going to happen. Right?Definitely starts off a little slower than the past 6 episodes, and not much really happens until the end.
Next week is going to be crazy.
Season 1, Episode 8: Previously On
Definitely on the more emotional side. Kathryn Hahn is continually impressing me and no more sitcoms, but more like The Christmas Carol now. And I can’t say too much but that mid-credits scene is one you probably won’t be expecting. The finale should be interesting.
Season 1, Episode 9: The Series Finale
The finale of the series, by the title suggests, is a decent send off for our characters onto bigger and better things (Doctor Strange 2).
Although I did find this to be a good and fitting ending for the series, it felt extremely rushed and almost like they had to cram in way too much stuff into such a short runtime.
If you were expecting fan theories out the wazoo, you’re going to be extremely disappointed.