WandaVision Episode 9 “The Series Finale” Review

Enjoying serialized television requires patience. Since the story is ongoing, you have to give the storytellers the benefit of the doubt that whatever dangling thread or dodgy narrative choice that’s bothering you is doing so on purpose, that you may see it resolved in a satisfying way by the end.…

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WandaVision Episode 8 “Previously On” Review

With just one episode left to go, the latest WandaVision finally fills in the part of the story we’ve been missing — the beginning. “Previously On” tells not just the story of how Wanda Maximoff came to reprogram a New Jersey suburb on a molecular level, but her entire origin…

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WandaVision Episode 7 “Breaking the Fourth Wall” Review

We’re approaching the climax of WandaVision, as the final pieces of the series’ overarching puzzles are revealed with two episodes remaining to snap them into place. “Breaking the Fourth Wall” is a particularly eventful chapter, featuring a villainous reveal, a superhero debut, and one, presumably final television homage. WandaVision began…

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WandaVision Episode 6 “All-New Halloween Spooktacular” Review

Each week on WandaVision, Wanda Maximoff’s psychically-constructed television fantasy has advanced itself forward in the history of the American sitcom, not only updating the production design but the style of comedy and tone. As the consequences of Wanda’s new reality become more complicated, so too does the world she creates…

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WandaVision Episode 5 “On a Very Special Episode…” Review

Last week’s WandaVision broke from the format of the series up to that point, taking us out of the sitcom artifice and dropping us into a more familiar Marvel Studios production. At the time, I was disappointed that the curtain had been drawn so early, that we were seemingly giving…

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WandaVision Episode 4 “We Interrupt This Program” Review

After three episodes that held to a rigid but intriguing formula, WandaVision’s fourth chapter is a dramatic departure from what we’ve seen so far, a more conventional drama that investigates the show-within-a-show from without. Utilizing the familiar tone of a Marvel movie (though mostly sans action), “We Interrupt This Program”…

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