Loki is Simply “Glorious”

Are you looking for a new “glorious purpose”? If so, then the exclusive Disney Plus series Loki may be what you’re looking for.

Loki features various genres such as superhero fiction, crime fiction, drama, and fantasy. The winner of two People’s Choice Awards, and featuring popular actors Tom Hiddleston (who reprises his role as Loki) and Owen Wilson, the show is a must-watch if you like suspense and mystery. It even provides LGBTQ+ representation in the show, a first for Marvel.

The show begins with Loki finding himself in a desert after the events of Avengers: Endgame, in which he survives by getting the tesseract (a cube-shaped containment vessel for one of the six Infinity Stones) and mysteriously escaping with it. Moments later, a group of people arrive, call Loki a “variant,” and take him away through a portal.

Loki later arrives at the Time Variance Authority, also known as the TVA, which manages and monitors various timelines. There he meets Mobius (Owen Wilson), the main TVA agent he works with as he reluctantly sets out on a mission of finding the person that keeps messing with the sacred timelines. Overall, the show continues Marvel’s current exploration into stories involving the concept of a multiverse.

This show is full of suspense and anticipation. It’s like watching TikTok, you’re just scrolling and scrolling and never want it to end. The series also provides the idea of an antagonist but leaves you guessing as to whom it may be. Although some may find this fact irritating or annoying, it really gives the final reveal all the more exciting. After numerous twists and turns on a variety of planets and timelines, the reveal ties all of those events together to make an amazing show.

Another aspect that I love about this show is the cinematography. The background, lighting, and soundtrack add another depth of character to the show itself. I felt the lighting in some of the darker background scenes, mainly episodes three and four, created the perfect atmosphere for the characters. There were sequences with different colored lights that added to the illusion of magic. The background music (composed by Natalie Holt) added the perfect ambiance throughout the series. It has this supernatural and mystic atmosphere to it that ties in well. I even find myself listening to it daily on Spotify.

One aspect of the show I was not fond of, however, was the romance between Loki and Sylvie (played by Sophia Di Martino), a shady variant who appears in the show. I felt the complications created by her character to be a constant distraction from the more serious topics discussed in the show.

I was definitely entertained throughout the show and even stayed up until 3 am every Wednesday to watch the episodes when they premiered. The series leaves off with an amazing cliffhanger and opens the door for many other plotlines in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Overall, I loved the show and would give it 9 out of 10 stars. I believe it was better than Hawkeye and the What If series, although in regards to WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, I can’t compare the three shows because each revolves around different topics. I will definitely be keeping my eyes out for any variants as well as the Season 2 premiere coming in early 2023.