Wanda Vision – Should You Watch it? + Spoiler review


Levi Morgan, Contributer

WandaVision is a great show that has brought the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) back to audiences. The MCU got put on hold for a while because of covid-19, and 2020 was the first year to not have any MCU content since 2008. WandaVision had a lot of pressure on its back, not only because this was the first thing since Far From Home, but it is also the first MCU tv show (aside from Agents of Shield).

I can’t go into much of the story without spoiling a lot because each episode builds off of the previous episode. I can give you a basic premise, however: the show starts out in black and white 50’s show, and by the end of episode two, the show goes to the ’60s. If you do want to watch this show, you will need some prior MCU knowledge for this to make any sense whatsoever.

The movies that would be helpful to watch are Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America Civil War, Avengers Infinity War, and Avengers Endgame, which is a total of 10 hours and 33 minutes before the show to have the knowledge you need for the show to make any sense whatsoever. I’m assuming you don’t want to watch that many hours of four movies combined just to get general knowledge for a Tv show so if you were to only watch two, that should be Age of Ultron and Infinity War. That is still around five hours of a movie, but it is important for the show to make any sense. It’s important to note that WandaVision at this point is the most recent thing in the MCU so expect spoilers for other movies.

I think WandaVision is a very good show, however, this show is part of a bigger story so alone it’s not the greatest thing to watch. Right now would be the perfect time to watch the show because it just ended so you can watch it at your own pace. I think this show set a positive note for the MCU when it comes to TV shows, and I would personally recommend it if you have any background knowledge.

(Spoilers Below)

By the end of the show, we learn that the little town they live in, called Westview, is accidentally being trapped in Wanda’s spell. She creates this spell unintentionally to escape the pain of the results of Infinity War. The only problem is the little life she created for herself will be destroyed if she takes down her spell, which by the end, she eventually does, resulting in the death of her made-up kids and husband, Vision. So by the end of the show, it basically un-writes itself, which was kind of the point. Plus, what happens in the show does actually affect the MCU with Wanda learning that she is the Scarlett Witch with the post-credit scene of her practicing magic then stopping because she heard her kids screaming. This show sets up a lot of what Dr. Strange and the multiverse of madness will be about.