Parents' Guide to

WandaVision

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Scary, surreal visuals in quirky superhero mystery show.

TV Disney+ Drama 2021
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 25 parent reviews

age 11+

The best show!

My daughter and I watched the show when it came out. At first, she didn’t like it because of the old sitcom theme, but after episode 3, we where hooked!
age 8+

Amazing T V Show

The other adults DON'T UNDERSTAND MARVEL! My ten year old watched all of the avengers and superhero movies and she UNDERSTANDS IT! It isn't violent but its funny and cool. Other adults GET A GRIP

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (25 ):
Kids say (170 ):

Intriguingly weird and singular, this series is a real swing-for-the-fences outing from a studio that usually serves up standard big-smash battles dressed up with suits and ludicrous science. And if nothing else, WandaVision gives Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany to brilliantly illuminate some new aspects of their underdone movie characters. As a sitcom wife of the '50s (and then the '60s, and then the later '60s), Olsen is as twinkly and charming as Mrs. Brady or Lucy, while Bettany works the befuddled husband bit to perfection in a cardigan sweater and skinny ties. The styling of each vintage TV episode is perfection -- watch for touches that will bring to mind The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Brady Bunch -- and the hoary plots stolen from another era are choice too: Vision's boss unexpectedly comes for dinner, Wanda has to impress a snooty mom at school in order to fit in.

Yet there are hints that all is not as it seems on Wanda and Vision's idyllic block, and those hints are ramping up as the season progresses, and Wanda and Vision know it too. They can't remember where they came from, who they really are, why strange messages keep breaking through from ... where? Another place? Another world? Transforming mediocre Marvel characters into time-skipping TV stereotypes in service of a plot that no doubt will eventually reveal Big Plans by Big Bads is an inspired idea that transforms what could have been a tiresome coming-of-age superhero backstory into something more: a puzzle, a mystery, a surprise. You won't be able to look away.

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