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TV's WINTER WONDERS
Here are 10 new shows you really should know about
Everyone, it seems, complains that there is too much good TV these days. It’s just impossible to stay on top of it all. And yet, we keep hearing from people looking for something new to watch. Fortunately, the winter months of 2021 are serving up plenty of intriguing fresh titles — from Marvel’s wildly offbeat “WandaVision” to contemporary reboots like “The Equalizer” and “Walker.”
Here then are 10 new scripted series that we’re eager to check out in the coming weeks:
“WandaVision”: This trippy, sitcom-inspired series from Marvel Studios might be the year’s biggest surprise. It takes characters from Marvel’s superhero universe and plops them in a retro setting, like those in TV classics such as “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “Bewitched.” Picking up after the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” the nine-episode series reunites Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), with the android Vision (Paul Bettany). These superpowered beings are apparently married and living in suburban bliss (punctuated by a laugh track). But soon they begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems. “WandaVision” is wild, weird and some kind of wonderful. (Now streaming on Disney+).