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The Spoiler Scare of 2021, WandaVision liberally took elements from John Byrne's West Coast Avengers run and the two Vision and the Scarlet Witch mini-series - even House of M - but added its own television-centric spin on those ideas, most of the episodes produced as if they were family sitcoms from the 50s through the 2000s (I found the earliest episodes the most charming/nostalgic, but clever regardless). Along the way, we'll get an origin story for Wanda, some intriguing turns, a secret villain, some old faces, an emotional finale, and the set-up for a couple movies (Captain Marvel II and Dr. Strange II, at the very least). Because it's serving so many masters, some of those elements don't really work in tandem with the main story, but that story is so strong, it hardly matters. I do have some alternative twists and reveals in my head that I think would have worked better than the ones they ended up with, but they're all based on my understanding of the world Multiverse in that Dr. Strange title. Wanda and Vision were important, but rather secondary members of the Avengers (in the movies, I mean), but this has really put meat on their bones and you damn well better believe they'll be back, and more beloved than ever. I hope this review has been of use while remaining relatively spoiler-free; mystery and surprise really are key elements to enjoying the series, though it will have replay value regardless.
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