Brandon Chan, Staff Writer

WandaVision, Marvel’s newest miniseries, premiered on Jan. 15 on Disney+. Last Friday, the first two of nine episodes were released, and the finale of this show will be released some time in March.

This show revolves around Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch, and Vision, her robotic boyfriend. Wanda is one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After experiments by Wolfgang von Strucker, she was given superpowers of telekinesis, telepathy, and energy manipulation. Vision is a robot who has a synthetic body made from vibranium (an element from Wakanda) and in the center of his head, he has an artifact called the Mind Stone to bring him to life. As seen in Avengers: Infinity War, after the Mind Stone is ripped from his head, he becomes lifeless once again. 

“I was really looking forward to watching this show because I enjoyed all of the Marvel movies,” senior Zachary Green said. “Scarlet Witch was definitely one of my favorites because she is very powerful and had a huge impact in defeating Thanos.”

The first two episodes of WandaVision were in the form of a black and white 1950s sitcom. Wanda and Vision are depicted living regular lives like every other citizen while still secretly having superpowers allowing them to do abnormal things such as getting to places in a matter of seconds. There is plenty of comedic effect throughout these couple of episodes. For instance, there is a relatively long scene where they have to host a dinner for Vision’s boss at work and Wanda struggles to make dinner without her superpowers, but out of nowhere, dinner is ready at the table.

“I thought the first two episodes were decent, nothing special,” junior Jonathan Liu stated. “I had high expectations for this show because Marvel has made fantastic movies every year. Hopefully the upcoming episodes have some more action in it. And color.” 

Because Marvel is genius, there are always subtle hints that connect to other Marvel movies, past and future. For example, Geraldine, a suspicious character who came out of nowhere, has a necklace with a sword emblem on it, which is a symbol for the military group SWORD, another threat in the Marvel Universe. 

“One thing that Marvel always does well is incorporating bits and pieces of one movie in another,” senior Joshua Yeh said. “They are able to connect each movie together so that it flows and all makes sense in the end.” 

WandaVision will continue to air next Friday, Feb. 5.