Loki: A Review

Learning to love yourself can be one of the most difficult things that anyone can attempt to do. Getting to a place where we can even begin to love ourselves is usually a road paved with mistakes. Sometimes even cruelty to others just to protect ourselves. Though this may be a universal truth, there are stories about people who have had a far bumpier road than the average person. 

I don’t think anyone was more shocked than Marvel when fans watched Loki’s introduction in the MCU and decided to love him so fiercely. Loki has been a villain in the Marvel universe for decades now and is usually the main antagonist of Thor, another fan favorite since 1962. However, his storyline in the movie universe and Tom Hiddleston’s endearing portrayal has drawn fans to him. It was a glorious idea to use Disneyplus to give the god of mischief a series. Now there is a way for the Trickster to develop and face his own past in the six episodes series Loki

Loki finds himself captured by the TVA, an organization that has dedicated itself to protecting the “sacred timeline.” Things get more and more complicated as he teams up with TVA agent Mobius (Owen Wilson) in hopes to trick, wheel, or deal his way out of the TVA. With Loki’s help, Mobius is confident that he will be able to solve this case. However, as they investigate further it becomes apparent that things are not what they seem. A far bigger threat than anyone could imagine looms in the distance. Throughout all of this Loki is trying to find his own path. Perhaps the only way he can truly help is by facing himself. 

Loki is, simply put, gorgeously shot. The work put into not only building the sets but the lighting really aids with telling the story. The costumes were perfect for each character, which is no small feat in a series such as this. The music is fantastic, the characters are interesting, and the acting is top-notch. This was not an easy story to tell. The work that was put into it shows.

I recommend Loki. It has great little tidbits of lore from the comics. The idea behind the show is interesting, as anything with the God of Mischief should be. The actors give sincere performances.  

I will say this, without spoiling anything, be prepared to watch this show knowing it is setting up for some big things in the MCU. 



Published by thiathebard

Lover of games, writer of articles and member of Real Women of Gaming. Thia the Bard has been writing from a young age and has always been a fan of the fantastic. She grew up playing video and board games. She loves trying different table top and role playing games. Thia is a proud geek and member of many fandoms. She is also interested in cosplay and Steampunk. Thia is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Time not spent gaming or running around in garb is usually spent writing. Always keep sparkling!

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