Marvel Studios’ “Loki” features the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother’s shadow in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character, joined by Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku, and Richard E. Grant. Kate Herron directs “Loki,” and Michael Waldron is head writer.
The first episode of Loki sees him fall into trouble for his mischiefs after he escapes with the Tesseract during the time heist sequence of Avengers: Endgame. He is now being held by the TVA (Time Variance Authority), one that is responsible to maintain the flow of time. It is here that we see him come face to face with Wilson's Mobius, who seeks his help to find a variant that has been killing his people. (That's all that we can say for now)
For all the new things that we are introduced to, they build a believable story and background to everything, especially TVA. The first episode also finds us not just looking back at Loki's journey in MCU, while also helping us sympathize with him as a person. Just the way Owen's Mobius gets hold of Loki's psyche in an attempt to understand him better, the one where Loki is vulnerable, but also so much more and beyond. For a character that we have known to be grey all this while it seems to just get better when we see him for who he is. The episode sets everything up for those who are turning to it fresh, so that's a job well done.
Fans of the universe would vouch for the fact that the first episode serves as a great introduction but might seem to be a little repetitive (yet enjoyable). However, that is more about improvisation than about not liking things about Loki, as there's barely much.
Talk about the performances and we know just about how good it can get. It is no secret that Tom Hiddleston as Loki is a treat to watch, one that we've seen as a part of the Marvel Universe for over a decade. With a show that is dedicated to Loki's character, we truly get to see what goes on and about, also providing him space to get to his best self on-screen. When you see him with Wilson, you understand just how much their camaraderie goes well on-screen because I sure believe that some other pair might or might not have brought on screen what they do. As Loki and Mobius bond on-screen, we are briefly reminded of his equation with brother Thor as well, one that is pleasant to look at.
Wunmi Mosaku's Hunter B-15 is also one of its own finds from this show and what we have seen. We see her go against Loki as someone who is strong and yet impassive. Gugu Mbatha Raw also does great with her fans and it is safe to say that all the talent has been put to the finest of use.
Loki has managed to be one of the finest if not the best Marvel shows and it is an absolute must-watch. With just 5 episodes left, we already can't wait to see what is in store, but it only gets better, for sure.