Thanks to the pandemic, the first Marvel TV show turned out to be the weird, wonderful WandaVision. If you’re not a Marvel fan, let’s do a quick summary.
The show picks up after the events of Avengers: Endgame. The Vision, a sentient android, was killed by Thanos, and his girlfriend Wanda was devastated.
So it’s strange when the TV show opens up to an I Love Lucy-style, black & white sitcom style. Oh… and Vision is alive?
The second episode channels Bewitched… including the turn to color.
And every episode after that moves through the decades channeling sit-com after sit-com. The Brady Bunch. Full House. Modern Family.
We finally learn that Wanda is using her powers to create a false reality. She’s been so devastated by her grief over losing her partner that she’s escaped into a reality of her own design. In the process, she’s taken over a small town, using her powers to force the town to play parts in her perfect sit-com life.
The series received well-deserved acclaim as one of Marvel’s most honest and emotional creations to date. While it wasn’t perfect, it illustrated how powerful our self-deception can be.
So let’s talk about lies: why do we lie to ourselves? And how can we learn to face the truth in the light of God?
Here’s the good news: the light of truth is better than the darkness of our self-deception.