We’re already halfway through a season WandaVision And a question that makes a community marvel I still don’t understand what’s happening in Westview. Why is the Marvel Studios series turning to stand-up comedies (or sitcoms in English) to develop the plot of Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany)?
Doubt doesn’t just come from followers marvel. In the fourth episode of WandaVisionJimmy Woo (Randall Park) called “We Interrupt This Show” on the board called “Why sitcom?” (Why sitcoms?) During the investigation with Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) the bubble that surrounds Westview.
Situation comedy is a television format in which episodes are regularly developed with the same characters and in the same groups. The first sitcom is British Penright Advance 1946, broadcast by the BBC.
As it does marvel With WandaVisionUsually, comedy series develops a family story that includes some kind of problem or drama that can be easily solved in 30 minutes.
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Back in the past, sitcoms can be said to be a “cultural window”, that is, as a space in which we imagine what everyday life was like in the past, however, despite the problems, the family continues.
Wanda’s life has enough to develop this optimistic component of sitcoms. She and her brother Quiksilver They saw their parents die and both were almost killed by a Stark missile that never exploded. She was also tortured by HYDRA and saw her brother die in the final battle Avenger: Omar Ultron. marvel, So I was going to propose to WandaVision A novel based on sitcoms to give Wanda a space in which she feels in control and gives a sense that everything will be resolved within a few minutes, as it happens in the sitcoms we see today on TV.
As things get more and more “real” for Wanda, we see them simply as “changing the channel”, changing to a new place, a new comedic setting, a new era. It is as if she is fleeing from one tainted “show” to another, somehow trying to leave behind her laughter.
In short, Wanda uses the structure of the sitcom to overcome and escape her pain, and she seeks that happy ending that only occurs in imagination but not in real life.