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It Looks Like A Plethora Of Mischief Is Ahead In Marvel’s ‘Loki’ – TV Review

The God of Mischief is back in action in the latest series from Marvel Studios, Loki. Now, if you’re a follower of the MCU, you know what happened to Loki (Tom Hiddleston) when we last saw him. In Avengers: Infinity War, he was choked and had his neck snapped by Thanos, and in Avengers: Endgame we see Loki from The Avengers, grabbing the tesseract and disappearing to who knows where. So, this new series seeks to bring some context to what happened after Loki escaped capture.

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Tom Hiddleston as Loki. (Courtesy of Disney+)

After having watched the first two episodes, I can say that I am very intrigued. That being said, I believe the second episode is far superior to the first. Normally, pilots often can be a bit of a miss and in this case, it teased enough but entirely convincing. The first episode does a good job of setting up the stage so to speak, however, the pacing was a bit off for me. Thankfully, Hiddleston does what he does best and that is to embody the Norse God to perfection. This will certainly lend a hand in keeping the audience engaged in episode one and again in episode two, and likely for the next episodes to come. If there’s one thing about Loki, it’s hard to keep your eyes off of him.

Despite the first episode being a slight drag, things begin to fall into place and come together well in episode two. Not only do we see more Judge Ravonna Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku) – who is always delightfully putting Loki in his place and I cannot wait to see more of it. In addition, the back and forth between Loki and Mobius (Owen Wilson) has been a source of entertainment throughout the first two episodes, and it will likely continue into the upcoming ones. 

Gugu Mbatha-raw as Ravonna Renslayer. (Courtesy of Disney+)

Unlike its Marvel Studios series predecessors WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the course that Loki seems to be charting is one that will perhaps fix, change or align any mishaps in the timeline that were caused by prior events (i.e. him snatching up the tesseract and fleeing). But what exactly all of this will mean to the greater MCU is still to be seen.

Regardless, I did find myself both entertained and wanting to learn more by the second episode, so it’s probably safe to assume that there is even more intrigue and mischief ahead in Loki. It will be interesting to see just how things shakeup over the next four episodes. Of course, more Hiddleston, more Mbatha-Raw and more Mosaku are also always a great thing.

Marvel’s Loki begins streaming exclusively on Disney+ on June 9.

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