Everyone’s favourite anti-hero is back. For like, the fourth time? The newest Marvel television series, Loki, sees the show’s titular character explore an entirely unseen realm of the Marvel Universe—the Time Variance Authority—after events of Avengers: Endgame that led the 2012 version of himself to escape imprisonment on Asgard.
With six episodes in total, this miniseries aims—and succeeds—at blowing minds. Tom Hiddleston, as usual, is an absolute pleasure to watch on screen. It’s evident that after many years of playing the same character, he understands the God of Mischief well enough to wonderfully perform all facets to him. Each of the supporting roles also shone through in their own ways, across the various episodes.
The series kicked off incredibly strong; the first half of the series had me on the edge of my seat pretty much the entire time. We get to understand Loki better, and not only does he regain the character development that we saw in the past films, but his character also becomes even more developed by the end of this.
However, there was significantly more downtime in the second half of the series. Quite a lot of the moments in the later episodes felt like very slow-moving filler scenes that weren’t quite necessary (but may have done some fanservice). Some of the relationships also didn’t sit quite right with me, feeling a little limp and unfamiliar. But the series had a very Wizard of Oz feel to it, and the ending left me with goosebumps and a newfound excitement for the upcoming phase of Marvel movies.
“You just can’t get rid of him— nor would you want to (but maybe I’m just a simp).”