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Joe Bubb’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
My ratings for the episodes individually:
Episode 1: 8/10
Episode 2: 7.5/10
Episode 3: 8.5/10
Episode 4: 8.5/10
Episode 5: 9/10
Episode 6 10/10
Episode 7: 7.5/10
Episode 8: 10/10
Episode 9: 6.5/10
Overall rating: 8/10
I’m very impressed with Marvel for creating something different and unique. The sitcom idea was very well-structured for many of the episodes (except from episode 7). Episode 6 was so well directed and made a mysterious atmosphere for an Halloween special episode. Episode 8 was probably my favourite episode from the season. The emotional impact from the “real-reruns” was so powerful and especially new from what the MCU has done in the past. The scene when Wanda is watching sitcoms with her family was extremely sad because it makes you understand why she created a world around sitcoms and why she feels comfortable within that fantasy. However, the final episode was kinda disappointing. But first I did not have my expectations towards seeing doctor strange or magneto in the final. Instead, I wanted a more emotional scene from Elizabeth Olsen because I know she definitely could have showed a devastated character that is struggling with her grief and is unable to escape from that grief, as she is a very good actress. But then realises that she’s in wrong and highlights that we should not put our anger towards something because of our losses. Then moves on. In a way, they did do that, but I think the episode wasn’t long enough to explore that emotion properly. Yet, this show has made me extremely excited about the future of MCU and I think we all can agree that Wanda is most powerful character in the MCU.
Also, I would like to say that Rambo is a great character and I’m really looking forward to her relationship with Carol Danvers develop in, which looks like, Captain Marvel 2.