📺 Thoughts on WandaVision S1 E1

Posted on Jan 16, 2021

Use of Black & White sets throwback expectations, plus the use of the comfortably familiar Dick Van Dyke Show set for Wanda’s living room.

It’s possible the kitchen was meant as an open version of the I Love Lucy one, but one shouldn’t expect comedy on the high level of those all-time classics.

In fact, while a laugh track hit OK on the heels of every punch line blatantly thrown at the viewer, there was an intentional discomfort swimming beneath the surface of the lighthearted farce of errors, a subtle interrogation of the situation that only hinted at the real problem:

“Why did you come here?”

Like Debra Jo Rupp’s acting, everything is deeper than it seems.