Here Are the First Reactions to Marvel's First Disney+ Show 'WandaVision'

The first online reactions for 'WandaVision,' which happens to be Marvel's first streaming series on Disney+ are in, and yes, they're spectacular,


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According to early buzz, WandaVision can't come soon enough.

After a year that included zero MCU releases, audiences are likely eager to get their fix with the long-awaited Marvel series. The upcoming show follows Scarlet Witch-slash-Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) as they attempt to live a quiet suburban life following the events of Avengers: Endgame.

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Though the series won't hit the small screen until next week, critics took to social media to share their first impressions of the first three episodes. And, luckily for MCU fans, it appears as though Marvel has once again hit the nail on the head.

Early reactions applauded WandaVision for its off-kilter take on the classic American sitcom, as it's said to infuse comedy, mystery, and a healthy dose of kitsch. Charles Pulliam-Moore of io9 tweeted that the series is flat-out good, as many people suspected, "but the reasons why are kind of surprising." He highlighted WandaVision's nod to classic American TV, suggesting its nostalgic feel would resonate with lots of viewers.

I've seen #WandaVision's first few eps and wanted to share some thoughts. You had reason to suspect that the show's going to be good (it is,) but the reasons why are kind of surprising. Not usually into late-night drops, but the season opens in a way that's gonna evoke Nick@Nite

— Charles PM (@CharlesPulliam) January 9, 2021

WandaVision’s a slick character study of its lead duo, multiple kinds of television shows, and a large scale MCU story that pulls in enough elements from the legacy comics that almost everyone was a little right in different ways about what’s going on in Westview

— Charles PM (@CharlesPulliam) January 9, 2021

Slashfilm founder Peter Sciretta gave a similar review, applauding the show's homage to the beloved sitcom.

#WandaVision is unlike anything you’ve seen before in the MCU. It’s so strange, funny, and the mystery is compelling (albeit a slow burn. Fans of vintage sitcoms will adore its commitment to the details, while still being genuinely funny.

— Peter Sciretta (@PeterSciretta) January 9, 2021

Marvel and Disney have been pretty tight-lipped about what WandaVision will offer; however, Bettany confirmed what many fans have long suspected: It will be unlike anything the MCU has ever seen.

"I think it's going to make you think about the MCU in a whole brand new way but I do think that it's absolutely a part of that universe," he told Collider back in November. "As each episode unfolds, the audience will be able to peel back layer upon layer until this rather beautiful puzzle box written by Jac Schaeffer and directed by Matt Shakman and shot by [cinematographer] Jess Hall will be revealed to everybody and it will make sense. All of the bonkers stuff will be about something."

Many who got an early look at WandaVision said the mystery element was a huge highlight. 

Watched the first 3 episodes of #WandaVision yesterday. It's weird & hilarious in ways Marvel has no right attempting, but they nail it anyway. Then it sprinkles in just enough mystery to keep you speculating and fascinated. I'm so excited to see how far it can go.

— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) January 9, 2021

WANDAVISION is a tantalizing experiment with shades of Lynch that is almost irritatingly dedicated to slowly playing out its mystery. (I wanted more!) But one surprise: It's funny! The jokes feel at home in the I LOVE LUCY/BEWITCHED-homaging world, Paul Bettany is a comedy star

— Hoai-Tran Bui (@htranbui) January 9, 2021

#WandaVision is truly unlike anything the MCU has put out before. I can’t emphasize that enough.

It is a blast to watch. It is so committed to the sitcom structure of story telling that it feels like a bold risk - but it pays off and builds a mystery.

It is awesome.

— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) January 9, 2021

You can check out other reactions to WandaVision's first few episodes below. The series—which co-stars Teyonah Parris, Kat Dennings, Kathryn Hahn, and Randall Park—will premiere Jan. 15 on Disney+.

It’s like WANDAVISION was specifically made for me. Each of the three episodes I saw fully captures (and rarely deviates) from the tone, humor and dialogue from a classic sitcom. Kathryn Hahn as the nosy neighbor is incredible.

— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) January 9, 2021

I saw three episodes of WandaVision and I am hooked. They really go for it.
This has to be one of the most ambitious (also weirdest) things Marvel’s ever done, and this is the studio that had 300 superheroes in their last movie.

— Kevin Polowy (@djkevlar) January 9, 2021

The first 3 episodes of #WandaVision are the legit business. A funny, sharply-tuned knockout. Will satiate the tastes of sitcom & superhero fans, especially when it spoofs the conventional. Paul Bettany & Elizabeth Olsen are great, but Teyonah Parris & Kathryn Hahn are HIGHlights

— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) January 9, 2021

Saw the first 3 episodes of #WandaVision & fell madly in love with the style, tone & storytelling. A truly unique & interesting setting to see two extremely powerful superheroes. So much charm, danger & great easter eggs. Fantastic practical effects & aspect ratio shifts. Love.

— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) January 9, 2021

I’ve seen the first three episodes of #WandaVision and man is it my jam. If you fret that all superhero stories can feel the same, here is big proof otherwise. I found it delightfully trippy and intriguing. I love what I’ve seen so far and can’t wait to see the entire season.

— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) January 9, 2021

#WandaVision is magical and hysterical. I’m sure it’ll get there eventually but it’s also refreshingly not Marvel™.

— Jill Pantozzi (@JillPantozzi) January 9, 2021

#WandaVision is nothing short of BRILLIANT. EASILY the MCU's boldest, most original & innovative venture thus far. The true genius comes from Jac Schaeffer's smart, sharp, witty, script & Bettany & Olsen's electric performances. I had the biggest smile on my face the whole time.

— Griffin Schiller (@griffschiller) January 9, 2021

Three episodes into #WandaVision and I. Am. Hooked. Not only is the series a loving recreation of classic television shows (everything beautiful), but the story is so compelling. Elizabeth Olsen & Paul Bettany are adorable and hilarious. My most anticipated didn't disappoint!

— Kristen Lopez (@kristenlopez88) January 9, 2021

We knew #WandaVision was going to offer a much different view of the MCU, and boy does it. Much of the sitcom setup of the show makes the reality of the situation moments incredibly tense and gripping.

— James Viscardi (@JimViscardi) January 9, 2021

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