Now that all 6 episodes of the Loki series have been released, we can discuss the entire season as a whole, and what that may mean for the future of the MCU. *Spoilers ahead*
I do want to start off by saying that I did enjoy most of the episodes of Loki. Episode 5 probably stands as one of my favorites so far along with episode 1. I believe that all the Loki variants we were shown were lots of fun and showed the tremendous power behind a diverse universe that stem from one hell of a chaotic character. Episode 6, however was very underwhelming for me and my least favorite out of the entire season. The one thing that stood out that I’m sure people will be talking about is the reveal of a major big character that I’m sure is about to rock the MCU. Episode 6 sets up more to come, so I’m not surprised a season 2 has already been confirmed and announced. I believe Loki was meant to be 12 episodes long before covid hit production, so they had to chop up the story in half, which makes sense but is very noticeable when watching the final episode of what is now season 1. As a season, the story just didn’t feel complete, so that’s what my major qualm is for the time being. Lots of rising exposition that led to the big bad behind the TVA and it was just meh for me. I feel like it should’ve felt more grand in that sense, but really it was 40 minutes of exposition dump.
Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, I will say I love that this show is making a MAJOR impact to all of the MCU. I’d even argue that as it stands, Loki is the show with the most creative risks, and boldest storytelling. Even though I feel like every risk didn’t stick the landing, I do appreciate that this show is important and will indeed have a big impact on phase 4 of the MCU.
Loki is an interesting character and we got more excellent character moments for him as we should. The supporting characters such as Sylvie and Mobius were all great character additions and were played wonderfully. A lot was explored, and no doubt, this series is a major component that will jumpstart phase 4 of the MCU, which includes, Spider-Man No Way Home, Ant Man Quantumania, Doctor Strange Into The Multiverse of Madness and so forth. The Loki series essentially kicks off the timeline branching into multiple different timeline paths which I’m sure is going to effect and shake of all of the future upcoming MCU projects. Big implications, big stakes, lots of chaos and fun and more mysteries to be unveiled.
As a Marvel fan, if you haven’t seen Loki yet, what are you doing? This is something no doubt, that you’re going to have to watch in order to understand what’s going on with the rest of the MCU to get a better understanding. While Loki the series isn’t perfect, it does take a lot of risks with fun storytelling and out of this world plots all equaling to a grand reveal that I’m sure is going to lead everyone with their jaws dropped and discussing.
All 6 episodes of Loki the series are now available to stream on Disney+