“WandaVision”: The Popular Disney+ Original


Paul Bettany as Vision and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios’ “WandaVision.” | all rights reserved, https://tinyurl.com/7ejz8c8h

Marvel’s “WandaVision” premiered January 11 on Disney+ and releases a new episode every Friday. Starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany in the title roles, “WandaVision” describes how Wanda Maximoff recovers from the “Avengers: Endgame” cataclysmic events. Trying to cope with yet another terrible, personal loss, Maximoff creates an alternative reality based on the situational comedies she watched during her traumatic childhood in wartorn Sokovia, a fictional country in the MCU. 

The show received public and critical acclaim after its first episode was released and is now the most popular television show in the world. According to Parrot Analytics, the show steadily climbed in popularity and has benefited from being the first Disney+ production in the popular Marvel Cinematic Universe. “WandaVision” existing in a $19-billion, ultra-popular MCU has only enhanced the show’s success. 

“[We] sifted through social media, fan ratings and piracy data to represent audience demand,” Parrot Analytics explained. 

In Westview, a mysterious town in New Jersey, the supernatural couple experiences a series of odd hijinks and incidents, hinting that their ideal suburban lives are not what they seem. Without knowledge of exactly how they got to Westview or what they’re doing in a sitcom, the show begins with the newlyweds enjoying life in the 1950s. With each episode, the sitcom enters a new decade, with references to “I Love Lucy,” “Bewitched,” “The Brady Bunch,” “Full House,” “The Office,” “Modern Family” and more. Outside of Maximoff’s sitcom,  the agency SWORD is investigating the possible triggers of Maximoff’s extreme powers. 

The show has a major plot twist that takes viewers off guard. “WandaVision” has a dedicated fandom, posting their thoughts and memes across various social media platforms, including Twitter and TikTok. Marvel is far from stingy with their easter eggs, enabling intense Marvel fans to compose elaborate theories. With every episode, a new piece of the puzzle is revealed, inspiring fans to perfect their speculations.

Emma Brown is a student at Johns Creek High School. The sophomore loves watching movies and has been a Marvel fan for years.

“I love the show so much,” said Brown. “Every week something new is revealed about the MCU and it’s so much fun to see everyone’s thoughts.”

The finale of “WandaVision” premieres tonight, Friday, March 5, on Disney+. Fans are excited for an emotional experience that will hopefully reveal information about upcoming Marvel films.