Loki’s first season is streaming on Disney Plus. It received positive reviews from critics, fans and streamers alike. A second season is officially in development with Tom Hiddleston slated to reprise his role as titular character. Loki is my most anticipated Marvel related series on Disney Plus focusing on one of my favorite Marvel villains.
“Shang-Chi And The The Legend Of The Ten Rings” is slated to come out this September. “Eternals” will be released during Thanksgiving month. “Spider-Man: No Way Home” will be out this Christmas. Don’t forget to mark your calendars.
Today’s review contains no crucial SPOILERS. Feel free to read my non-spoiler article.
The Entire Season
Positive: Tom Hiddleston reprises his role as The God Of Mischief. He did an excellent job for his performance.
Newcomers to the MCU such as Owen Wilson Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino & veteran voice actress Tara Strong all did a decent job for their respective performances.
Fun Fact: Owen’s brother Luke appears in DC Comics series “Stargirl” as Pat Dugan.
Michael Waldorn did a great job mapping out all six episodes into a cohesive narrative. Mike has experience as a writer and producer on “Rick And Morty.”
Action Sequences are pretty legit.
Funny Moments managed to give me a couple laughs.
Cinematography was shot really good giving us streamers an immersive experience going through different eras.
Visual Effects are Class A movie quality and they didn’t seem fake at all.
Set Pieces are based on 60s-70s workplace environment creating a retro futuristic vibe.
Loki’s chemistry with Mobius & Sylvie serves as the main highlight. His interactions with them moves the story arc forward.
The show is influenced by Rick And Morty,” Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil,” “Blade Runner” & “Quantum Leap.”
If you’re an aficionado of Marvel, there’s a ton of Easter Eggs.
If you’re up to date with your knowledge of the MCU, callbacks to previous movies are mentioned.
Richard E. Grant makes a guest appearance. He also played Dr. Rice in “Logan.”
Miss Minutes is inspired by Mr. DNA from “Jurassic Park.” The cartoon character explaining how scientists extracted dinosaur DNA.
Season Finale sets up Season 2.
If you’ve already watched all episodes, each one is worth a rewatch.
Negative: In the Season Finale. Without giving anything away, one scene made me feel like I wanna throw up. Gonna have to Double Down this con for making me feel disgusted.
Episode 1 – Glorious Purpose
Yay: After acquiring The Tesseract, Loki is taken by TVA. Full acronym is Time Variance Authority, so I’ll stick to TVA.
Loki meets Mobius. The latter talks to the former about his life.
Last scene sets up what’s yet to come for the rest of the season.
We learn about TVA’s purpose.
A flashback is played for laughs.
I didn’t get bored. This is just build up for Loki & Mobius having a conversation.
Nay: No cons found.
Episode 2 – The Variant
Plus: Loki, Mobius & TVA pursue one of the alternate versions of Loki.
Loki seeks information about a Nexus Event if he wants to capture his counterpart.
What’s a Nexus Event? If you already watched the show, you get it.
A fight scene got my blood pumping.
We’re introduced to the perpetrator who’s none other than Loki’s counterpart.
Minus: No issues spotted.
Episode 3 – Lamentis
Well: Picking up where Episode 2 left off, Loki teams up with Sylvie as they must find a way to get out of an apocalyptic world.
A flashback shows a character’s backstory.
Two characters are named Hicks & Hudson. A reference to “Aliens.”
This episode focuses on Loki & Sylvie getting to know each other.
The pair have a fight scene.
Sick: No boo boos seen.
Episode 4 – The Nexus Event
Forwards: Something unexpected happened. I can’t tell you. You’re gonna have to see for yourself.
A familiar face from previous movies makes a guest appearance.
One scene with a character crying in the rain while delivering a monologue, pays homage to Roy Batty’s “Tears In Rain” monologue from Blade Runner. One of Christopher Nolan’s favorite movies.
One of the time keepers resembles William H. Macy if he were a green mystical alien.
A Plot Twist is revealed. Can’t tell ya all about it. Now that’s a better twist than M. Night Shyamalan’s “Old.”
Episode 4’s last scene made me put a smile on my face.
Backwards: Nothing bad happened.
Episode 5 – Journey Into Mystery
Brave: Episode 5’s title is named after a comic series. Thor made his debut in issue number 83.
Loki makes “new friends.” If you know what I mean?
Richard E. Grant makes a guest appearance.
A deadly storm has some “Twister” minus C.G.I. cows.
Cowardly: No flaws found.
Episode 6 – For All Time. Always
More: Loki & Sylvie meet the person pulling TVA’s strings.
The mysterious man’s background is revealed.
Loki & Sylvie make a thought provoking decision.
Last scene sets up Season 2. I refuse to tell you the outcome. This review is classified.
Less: Without giving anything away, one scene made me feel like I wanna throw up. Gonna have to Double Down this con for making me feel disgusted.
The Final Verdict: A-
From my perspective, Loki’s first season is a strong start for The God Of Mischief’s adventures yet definitely worth the wait. I was gonna give this a B, but an A- will do, because all episodes kept me invested and it will be possibly connected to “Doctor Strange And The Multiverse Of Madness” and future installments of the MCU. If you haven’t seen Loki’s first season, I highly recommend it as a must see.
Don’t forget to check out a behind the scenes episode about the making of Loki.