Disney+ subscribers have been treated to one fantastic series after another. From the Mandalorian to the MCU, Disney has utilized their new streaming service to pump out some of the best television available. And that streak continues with their newest outing Loki. The God of mischief gets the solo treatment for the first time in the new Disney+ original.
After the events of Avengers: Endgame, Loki’s future in the MCU was uncertain. Through the new six-episode series we see what the villain turned anti-hero is up to now, and believe me, it’s exciting stuff. Right from the beginning, it’s clear that Loki is unlike anything else the MCU has produced to date. The show takes audiences far from the usual setting of New York and into some new and interesting places.
The best part of Loki is, of course, Loki himself. Tom Hiddleston’s portrayal of the frequent Avengers villain (and sometimes ally) has been a fan favorite since The Avengers. But in Loki, we see him as we’ve never seen him before. Throughout the course of the MCU, Loki has had one of the most significant character arcs. This series continues that arc and delves deeper into who Loki really is.
Acting alongside Tom Hiddleston is Owen Wilson as Agent Mobius. Wilson fits in alongside Hiddleston perfectly. The two actors have a natural chemistry. Wilson proves that he can hold his own in the MCU and he does just that. Despite being a newcomer, he shares the screen with Hiddleston as if he’s been here for years.
The show is rich with the dark humor that you’d expect from Loki; but it’s not afraid to tackle deeper subject matter. It opens old emotional wounds, and it creates some new ones. “Loki” is the story arc that this character deserves.
With the success of WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, expectations were high. Loki leaps well above and beyond those expectations. Based on these first two episodes, this is likely to be the best MCU series yet. 8.5/10