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  • F.T. Wolf

Review: Loki Season 1

A Loki here, a Loki there. Loki's everywere!

Disney's been rolling out one Marvel show after the other. After WandaVision came The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. After that came the subject of today's review: Loki.

A trend with these Disney+ shows is that they explore concepts and tackle subject matter that they keep out of the movies as to not hurt their mass-market appeal. Loki is no different in this regard. It is a very well crafted, intelligent show that is a character study of its protagonist amongst time-travel and multiversal shenanigans that, unfortunately, is bogged down by an exhaustive amount of exposition and setup at its start.

Let's dive in.

Loki follows the titular God of Mischief after he escaped captivity after the battle of New York when the Avengers travelled back in time to get all 6 Infinity Stones. Loki barely has any time to get his bearings before he's confronted and arrested by the TVA, the Time Variance Authority for 'crimes against the sacred timeline'. After being declared guilty by Judge Renslayer, he's about to be 'reset' when a high-ranking member of the TVA, Mobius M. Mobius, steps in. He strikes a deal with Loki that if he helps him find a time-travelling criminal that has been evading capture he sees what he can do about keeping Loki from getting 'reset'. Loki being Loki of course, has much bigger plans but quickly finds out that he's not the only one playing a g