(January 15 and every following Friday, streaming on Disney+)
Judging from the pre-release trailers and promo material, ‘WandaVision’ is set to be extraordinary for both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Disney+. Although it’s hard to tell from the scant footage released, the series will seemingly follow former Avengers Wanda Maximoff and the Vision as they settle down in a sleepy suburb, where not everything is as it seems. I’m hoping this show will get seriously weird.
In comic book form, Wanda is known as the Scarlet Witch, a mutated human with exponential cosmic-level reality warping abilities who effortlessly crossed out the X-Men back in 2005. Seeing Elizabeth Olsen donning the signature crimson cowl in the trailer gives me faith that the latest original from Disney+, following in the successful, force-sensitive footsteps of the Mandalorian, will highlight that their programming strategy is of quality, not quantity. Fingers crossed for scarlet witches, resurrected robots and magical twin babies.
Doctor Who, This is Going to Hurt and Death in Paradise
‘Doctor Who’: I thought the episode ‘The Revolution of the Daleks’, on January 1, was the best storyline, acting and the most enjoyable episode I have seen since 2013’s special ‘The Day of the Doctor’ (the 50th anniversary of the show). It’s for this reason that I think the next series, due to air later this year, will be worth a watch.
‘This is Going To Hurt’: Although I have not read the book this show will be based on, it does sound like a fun read, so I’m going to give this show a try.
‘Death In Paradise’: The new series of the detective show has started, and I am looking forward to watching it because it has usually delivers some great unexpected plot twists.