“‘WandaVision’s’ grieving Elizabeth Olsen gave a world in a pandemic exactly what it needed”
Robert Thompson, Trustee Professor of television, radio and film and director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the Newhouse School, was quoted in the USA Today story “‘WandaVision’s’ grieving Elizabeth Olsen gave a world in a pandemic exactly what it needed.” Thompson, an expert on pop culture television, says that new Marvel show aligns with the collective feelings of many people over the last year of the pandemic. “This really is a show about grief. .. It demonstrates once again that one can use this giant, generic construct (the MCU) that includes people with superpowers and do just about anything in it. And do just about anything well,” Thompson says.