WandaVision Episode 8 Finally Explains Significance of Show's Sitcom Treatment

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Warning: if you haven't seen the latest episode of WandaVision yet, this article contains SPOILERS so read at your own risk.

It's no secret that a lot of Marvel fans were left bewildered by WandaVision when it first came out and it's because of the show's unorthodox treatment which draws massive inspiration from iconic American sitcoms from yesteryears. Some people were genuinely delighted by it while others thought it was just for show and that it felt unnecessary but apparently, there's so much more to it than meets the eye.


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Fans have been searching for answers since Episode 1 and now, the hit MCU series finally explains the significance of American sitcoms not only to the make-believe world Wanda has created but to her personal life as well. Apparently, Wanda purposely creating her pocket reality to mimic that of a sitcom has something to do with her tragic Sokovian past.

In the eighth episode titled "Previously On", Agatha Harkness takes Wanda on a little trip down memory lane before she and her twin brother Pietro lost their parents. Apparently, the Maximoff household was fond of watching sitcoms together such as I Love Lucy and The Dick Van Dyke Show, and besides the fact that it has become their bonding routine, watching American TV sitcoms helped train them to speak better English, presumably because they were planning to move to the United States to start anew.

Things took a tragic turn when Wanda and Pietro's parents were killed following a blast caused by a Stark Industries missile that hit their humble abode. Years went on and Wanda would still cling to the sitcoms they grew up watching and I'm assuming that her deep connection and fascination to the said sitcoms is mainly due to the fact that it reminds her of her parents.

As Wanda got older, watching sitcoms not only became her force of habit, but it also helps her escape reality and cope up with her traumatic experiences even just for a while. It's a tragic tale that is definitely not for the faint of heart and after watching the episode myself, I can't help but feel for Wanda and all the emotional scars she still carries.

WandaVision's latest episode is now streaming on Disney+.
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