WandaVision ★★★★½

Grade: 9/10

Something unprecedented just happened: Marvel took actual creative risks! That's kind of exciting! 

Don't get me wrong, I generally love Marvel stuff, but I've been feeling a bit burned out with it, gradually less excited with each release. We sort of know what to expect each time, but when I saw the previews for this show I felt intrigued. It looked misterious, different and interesting.

WandaVision is all those things and more; it's weird, offbeat and certainly not the most digestible/mainstream piece of media to come out of the MCU. I'm glad they took the risk and adventured a bit more, because there was this certain feeling of "stagnation" and repetitiveness lurking around the MCU

This show feels like a genuine attempt to disrupt that repetitive tendency, bringing to the table an intriguing, fresh story with two of the most interesting characters from this universe. The format of the show and the whole technical aspect of it is absolutely immaculate, and plays an essential part in what makes it so good.

Speaking of what makes the show great: Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen. Their chemistry is off the charts; they genuinely transmit the love and care between both characters. Their struggles are heartfelt and once the viewer starts to figure out the series' main mistery, an incredibly sad, melancholic and heartbreaking story starts to reveal itself.

From beginning to end, WandaVision reminded me of the quality that Marvel/MCU can achieve when they put their minds to it and when they experiment a bit with their infinitely tried and tested formula. Bar a couple of pacing issues and an underdeveloped character, this is an excellent show with "classic" potential status.

My conclusion? Take more risks. Whether you're trying a new dish at that restaurant on which you've eaten the same boring but delicious cheeseburger a 100 fucking times or making an MCU film or show! 

It generally pays off, and if it doesn't; at least you tried.

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