Loki Web Series Episode 1 Review: The spin-off series gets off to a flying start
The first episode of Marvel’s spin-off series, Loki is streaming on Disney + Hotstar now. Let us see what it has to offer.
Updated: June 09, 2021 22:11 IST
Rating : 4/5
Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is detained by TVA - Time Variance Authority and he is forced to partner with the bureaucracy to track down another fugitive whom they call a ‘variant’. Mobius(Owen Wilson) partners with Loki in the hunt down.
The series starts off with a scene from the Avengers: The End Game where Loki disappears with Tesseract. Consequently, he is arrested by the TVA who’s job is to maintain the timeline originally created by the ‘time keepers’ as they are called.
Despite his wittiness, superpowers and cunningness, Loki is left with no other option but to abide by the rules set by the TVA. Loki’s struggles to cope up with the regulations and his never-ending theatrics to show he is a superior individual make the first episode of the series a thoroughly enjoyable one. There is always a hint of sarcasm and deception associated with Loki’s character in the Marvel cinematic universe and the maiden episode of this spin-off series well and truly explores this avenue. The comedy generated through Loki’s struggles is organic and it sure does bring the house down.
Tom Hiddleston is at his usual best in a role, that we all know, is tailor-made for him. His mannerisms and sharpness breath life into the character. He is the star of the show.
Barring a couple of occasions in the Avengers franchise, Loki never really had his moment to shine and he is presented with a golden opportunity to do so in this series. If the first episode is to go by, the followers of MCU are sure to get a deeper look of the character.
The first episode of Loki is a thoroughly enjoyable one and it sets the right tempo for the forthcoming episodes. Whether the subsequent episodes can maintain the same level of intensity and engagement? We have to wait for a few more weeks to know the answer.