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What would you prefer?


I realize this show will eventually have to move on to the superhero elements, but I must admit that I am enjoying the throwback Bewitched style and humor. I wouldn’t mind the show staying in this mode for a while.

What would you guys prefer, that the show stay like this for a bit more or start the multiverse elements that it is hinting at?

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I want it to stay like this for a little while longer. They can do more tv homages and then maybe around episode 7 or 8, they can transition to more superhero/multiverse elements.

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I liked it. They should just let these guys do The Continued Adventures of the Dick Van Dyke Show.

Forget all that superhero nonsense...

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Every episode is a different decade. This is what I'd guess based on what we've seen and been told.

Ep 1 - 50s/Dick Van Dyke
Ep 2 - 60s/Bewitched
Ep 3 - 70s/The Brady Bunch
Ep 4 - 80s/Roseanne
Ep 5 - 90s/??
Ep 6 - 00/The Office

The last 3 are probably after the TV effects wear off, though it's possible it's less fluid than that as it goes.

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The first episode seemed to have more of a Bewitched vibe than the second. The whole "boss coming to dinner" and "wife uses magic to solve the problem" story seemed very much a Darin and Samantha situation. There were, of course, multiple elements, and I think the real genius of the show so far is that it always feels completely original, with subtle twists that harken back to older shows, without any blatant or cliche homage at work.

The second episode reminded me perhaps a bit of I Love Lucy, with Wanda evoking a bit of Lucille Ball while trying to navigate the magic act, but then, the scene in the library and the wives get-together were unlike anything specific I can name.

All in all, it's been quite genius in how it has gone about creating something new while harkening back to the past without ever directly copying, or even referencing, anything from that past.

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I think they said 90s will be Malcolm in the Middle cynical humour. Where are you getting The Office? That is not a family sitcom.

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I said Office as it's the first that jumped in my head. They're doing the faux-documentary style ala Office, Parks & Rec, Modern Family as Elizabeth Olsen already said that in an interview.

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90s - Friends

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90’s looks like Full House.

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There are 7 decades but 9 episodes. Will some get two episodes or will it end in the present?
Any show they base on has to have a couple. I sure hope they don't do The Office or Roseanne.

I can't tell what episode 1 was because I don't know the 50s. The boss was a jerk, the job was meaningless.
Episode 2 was Bewitched or Jeannie.
Episode 3 will be 70s and have babies, after that they grow up. I'd prefer Mork and Mindy.

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6 decades, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s,90s,00s.last 3 will be outside of sitcom land.

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Nobody knows the episode titles. You just made that up.

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I don't like sitcoms so the 2 episodes did nothing for me. Let's hope the rest of the episodes won't be like this.

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You could have known that just watching the dozens of trailers! Plus the "comedy" tag.

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I don't watch trailers.

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Didn't you see the publicity stills and ads?

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That I did. But I thought they were cheeky promotional material, not a representation of the full episodes.

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While it appears light hearted comedy there’s a dark horror tone underneath and the abject horror on the face of some of the characters is very disturbing.

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I wish and hope they can balance the two. unfortunately as you say it will become superheroeee and they will "break out" of whatever it is she is in.

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I don't have a problem with the concept, but execution has been bad in my opinion. If you are going to go this route, you need the unnerving parts to feel more sinister. After 2 episodes they have clearly shown something is wrong, but the payoff needs to counter the silliness that we endure watching the whole thing.

Again, this is just my opinion, but, I feel like this being Disney + could be hurting the payoff. If we got glimpses of something truly dark an menacing, between the laugh tracks and 50s nostalgia feel, this concept could be really good.

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It feels like a Youtube video with a 1 million dollar per episode budget. Kind of like those creepy puppet videos that start off wholesome but you can tell something is wrong...then the payoff is truly disturbing. Of course it's Disney, so the disturbing parts can only be PG-13.

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I thought the disturbing parts had a good payoff. Episode 2 also had more strangeness than episode 1, which implies each episode will get crazier and crazier until everything unravels.

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I hear you and I am hopeful that is exactly what we see. If they do it well I would completely be willing to change my opinion about the first 2 episodes. Right now, I have this bad feeling that they will slide past dark and troublesome, and go straight to superhero genre.

Without knowing what the end game is, I can't make any firm stances on this. All I know is if its this same speed at episode 4 I will probably lose all interest, and if they are already full fledge superheroes by episode 4 then they clearly missed the opportunity.

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And.... it’s into straight superhero mode now. It’s a pity, but I understand that to appeal to the widest audiences, by the climax, things have to all be explained in broad terms , all questions answered. We see that in the Agatha-is-behind-it-all montage that pretty much beats the viewer on the head with it, plus the follow-up whole Wanda flashback episode that explains the rationale for the TV show format in the first place.

Everything is very VERY spelled out. Little drama or suspense. Okay, it’s not Donnie Darko level of hero-weirdness and inventiveness, but still enjoyable popcorn fare.

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Yep, I feel like they missed out. with 1 or 2 lines they erased the shadows and gave us a spotlight on everything.

I do give them props that the reveal was handled in a pretty entertaining way, but this could have been better than a pop up bad guy who tells you the whole plot.



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