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Loki Disney Plus Series Review

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

Loki's character arc in Infinity War was cut off abruptly leaving fans craving for much-needed closure. However, the powers that be @MCU had other plans for the God of mischief, resurrecting him, one last time.


We pick up where we left off in Avenger's Endgame or the Avengers I (2012) movie based on your understanding of the time-space continuum. Loki picks up the Tesseract/space stone and disappears into a desert followed shortly by the Time Variance Authority (TVA).

Loki Series Review
Imma Bounce!

Hunter B15 literally knocks some sense into Loki in super slow motion and drags his butt back to the TVA. Hunters in TVA are field agents who "hunt" variants and bring them back to the TVA.


Variants on the other hand are individuals who don't stick to the sacred timeline set forth by the hallowed TVA. What follows next is the most elaborate character arc played out in the MCU across consecutive series episodes.


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The Plot of Loki Disney Plus Series


The Loki Disney Plus series starts as abruptly as his death in Infinity War, leading the audience on a merry goose chase that eventually is rewarding. Laufeyson quickly moves through every stage of grief from denial to acceptance when he reaches the TVA.


This is followed by him assessing his situation and accepting any way out that is offered to him by the officials in the mysterious time monitoring organization.

Loki at the TVA
Did I do thaaat? - Loki at the TVA
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As the logo indicates, you come across several interesting Loki variants that surprise you one after the other. But the twists are bigger than just a mashup of every Loki possible in the multiverse.


Through the series of episodes, you see Thor's adopted brother grow as a person through introspection and self-reflection aided by his variant comrades. The concept of time-loops and time portals as a weapon or monitoring device is explored here in detail.

Loki is meant to set in motion a large chain of events in the MCU ranging from the Multiverse of Madness to Wanda movies and cameos. This has something to deal with the sacred timeline that is maintained by the TVA, while other time branches are "pruned" and kept in check. Considering the release of Shang Chi, Eternals, and other movies, it's interesting to see where this will lead.


Cast

I was genuinely surprised to see Owen Wilson don the role of Mobius the TVA agent. After Wedding Crashers and Meet the Parents, it's completely unexpected to see him play this character.

Loki Series Review
The Beautiful Judge Renslayer

Gugu Mbatha-Raw looks stunning as the TVA Judge Renslayer, playing the silent but deadly type. She is just so pretty! Wunmi Mosaku is Hunter B-15 in the TVA and does a fantastic job of it. The last series I saw with Mosaku was Lovecraft Country, where she played an incredibly complex role really well.

Loki Series Review
Hunter B-15 in Loki Series

Eugene Cordero plays an introverted analyst at the TVA and has been known for his comedic chops in various comedic series and movies.


Another character that you won't forget anytime soon is Miss Minutes, the Clippy of the TVA, played by Tara Strong. That adorable voice has breathed life into many characters on kids' shows and is refreshing.

Tara strong as Miss Minutes
TVA's Clippy - Miss Minutes

Sophia Di Martino plays an excellent female Loki making an excellent Loki couple with the OG Tom Hiddleston. Richard E Grant is retro Loki that's a lot of fun to watch as well!

Sylvie and Loki
I Loki You

Loki Series Season 1


The first scene sees Loki teleporting out of the Stark Tower (after the Avengers defeat him) and into the Gobi desert. While he tries immediately to assert himself as a god to the locals, Hunter B15 b*tch whacks him with a time stick and takes him back to the TVA.

Loki and Mobius

Loki is then processed by Mobius against the wishes of Renslayer and recruited into tracking another Loki variant. This variant who calls herself Sylvie is bent on dismantling the TVA for snatching her from her life.

Loki and Sylvie

Over a few episodes, both variants get to know each other with some friction at first which turns to love pretty fast. Sylvie uncovers the deceit of the TVA and gets to meet the entity behind it all.

Loki Variants in Season 1

There are amazing Loki variants in this season with extraordinary abilities and even better jokes. The plot seems complicated with the onus on the payoff being immense.


Loki Series Season 2


Season 2 picks up after Sylvie does something to change the sacred TVA timeline forever. Loki is left to pick up the pieces of Sylvie's destructive actions. Loki gets Mobius on his side to help save all timelines, while He Who Remains/ Kang now rules the TVA openly.


There is so much growth for Loki as a character in this season that it makes all the complex plot points worth it.


We are introduced to a rogue TVA agent with a selfish agenda. Victor Timely who is a Kang variant is shown with his origin story and Renslayer's alliance with He Who Remains is explored in detail.

Time Slipping in Loki Series

You get to see some great sci-fi acting with Tom Hiddleston showing "time slipping." Next Loki gets in league with Victor Timely to repair "The Time Loom" which refines raw time into well-defined timelines.

spaghettification in Loki Series

One of the better special effects is the "spaghettification" that is said to happen to all matter when sucked into a black hole. And the silence that follows after.


I think that the ending to Season 2 is satisfying, and in some ways is as grand as the scale of the actual paper Marvel Comics.


Should You Watch It? - Yes, Yes, and Yes!


Anyone who has seen a single MCU movie needs to watch this series as an homage to the magic that Marvel weaves with its stories. Even if you have been living under a rock for the past 10 years, watchin this series will be interesting, to say the least!

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