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Loki (2021) Season 1 - Reaction And Discussion


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Intro
First thing that I want to get off my chest is that I loved every single episode of Loki. Disney did an excellent job of creating something highly entertaining and also injecting a fair amount of mystery.

My only real complaint is that once again just like the promotion of WandaVision. The marketing of Loki season 1 did a terrible job of representing the show. It just comes across as overly silly and bafoonish. But when you actually watch the show there is actually a fair amount of drama, emotional moments and action.

My Thoughts
Loki goes through a nice little journey in this one. It feels like he's becoming the Loki that fans have always wanted. A sort of lovable anti-hero. Disney seems to really be embracing the idea that Loki is not so much a villain but instead he really embodies the god of mischief he's always in the mix of things and causes chaos he's not necessarily evil although he's done some bad things. 

And let's face it Tom Hiddleston just nails this role. Everyone loves seeing him play Loki. I really wish that they emphasized that Loki is not just plain weak without his magic. Introducing the TVA and the multiverse is a game changer. Time travel is always going to introduce plotholes that are unexplainable. But this particular one works to Disney's advantage because it means that they can do anything they want, to any character they want and they can just replace them with a variant. Or conceivably go back in time and retrieve them in the same multiverse. It's going to be complicated and its going to feel like cheating, so I'm very interested to see if Kevin Feige can hold this huge thing together.

Tom Hiddleston does get sidelined a little bit in this one but there are so many moving parts I don't really mind. I watched it from the perspective of an MCU fan not a Loki fan(even though I'm a huge Loki fan 😅). It feels like the Loki and the Avengers are gonna have to take over the TVA, if they are gonna have any hope of getting things under control. That means a lot of warping and zapping and a whole host of interesting encounters await. For example, what's to stop Loki from popping up in the Eternals with one of the TemPads to request assistance? Or what's to stop him from going to pre Ragnorark Asgard and getting Odin and Hela's assistance this just opens up a can of worms. So many knots, so many what ifs. Kevin Feige is going to have to be a wizard.

Summary
Loki is by far the best Marvel related show as it really changes the game in terms of the marvel universe. Its fun, it's mysterious, it introduces a host of new characters to the MCU and it really sets the board for the next big threat that needs to be overcome. Technically speaking you could skip WandaVision and not really miss any big developments in the universe. Just developments with Wanda's character and background. But Loki is must see TV. If you skip Loki and go right to the new movies you are going to be a step behind, the changes it introduces are huge! And last but not least, Loki season 2 is already being planned!

What did you think of Loki season 1?

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