‘WandaVision’: Some Fans Are Completely Missing the Point of the Show

WandaVision has finally premiered on Disney+, and Marvel fans are generally loving what’s been happening on the show. Not only is WandaVision the first piece of MCU media in a long time, but it’s such a weird show that many Marvel fans aren’t exactly sure what’s even happening. On the outside, the show seems to be making fun of sitcoms from different eras of TV, but there’s still a lot of mystery about what’s actually going on. While there are a lot of theories about what may be happening in the show, some Marvel fans have already started saying that the show isn’t as good as others are saying it is. Here’s a look at why some fans are saying that other fans are missing the point of WandaVision.

General view of a billboard above the El Capitan Entertainment Centre promoting the upcoming season of the Disney+ Marvel Studios flagship show 'WandaVision'
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Why do some fans dislike ‘WandaVision’?

Like Marvel fans on Reddit talked about, while, in general, most Marvel fans and critics are enjoying the show, some fans are already beginning to dislike the show. The episodes are a relatively short 30 minutes, and unlike Netflix, the episodes are coming out weekly rather than all at once.

This means that, just like a regular TV show, fans will have to stay tuned to find out what’s really happening in WandaVision. And, like one Marvel fan said, “If you’re not already invested in the show, the mystery isn’t presented with enough drama.” As a result, some fans may feel like the show is too boring to keep watching for another week. 

But of course, there are many other criticisms of the show, and some fans simply think that, while it’s a great parody of sitcoms from the past, it’s nothing much more than that. Some fans may even think that the show is, as one Redditor put it, “shallow and pointless.”

What is ‘WandaVision’ really about?

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However, as other Redditors said, the show seems to have a theme around mental illness and grief. In Infinity War, Vision is killed by Thanos, and when Thanos does the snap, Wanda is one of the many people who got dusted away. But of course, Endgame happened, and Wanda was brought back, but not Vision. 

While it’s still largely unclear what’s happening in WandaVision, one of the most likely theories is that Wanda has somehow revived Vision. After all, for Wanda, Vision died a few days ago, and she’s still processing her grief over his death. One of those stages of grief is denial, and Wanda, by reviving Vision, is clearly in denial that he is, in fact, dead.

Neither Wanda nor Vision are normal

Another possible theme that the show has, according to Redditors, has to do with normality. Wanda is, for all intents and purposes, a mutant, and Vision is obviously a walking, talking robot. Neither are normal people, yet they still love each other as normal people would. 

As such, some Redditors think that the show is taking the opportunity to explore the relationship between normal people and outsiders. In the show, both Wanda and Vision struggle to fit into normal life, and while it’s funny and comedic, it can also be kind of sad and heartbreaking in a way.

From what Marvel fans can tell, Wanda seems to have created a perfect, ideal world where she and Vision can happily live and raise a family. But even in her perfect world, Wanda can’t change the fact that she and Vision aren’t normal people, and her and Vision’s lives aren’t normal, either. She’ll eventually have to face that fact, and it may lead to her learning a lesson.

These were just some of the analyses that Marvel fans had though, but overall, most Marvel fans don’t think that the show is as hollow as other fans think it is.