Ratings (2.5 out of 5)
Summary: Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is such a fun character, and Tom Hiddleston plays him very well. What is a shame is this series removes the playfulness of the character. My main issue with “Loki” is pace. The series starts and stops in fits, with what feels like tons of explanation.
Don’t get me wrong, there are parts to be enjoyed in the series. For example, they prune (remove him from the timeline), and Loki meets all the other Loki’s. You can’t help but smile at the different variants of Loki they created. The one that is a crocodile was humorous. Also, I liked the bantering between Loki’s mentor, Mobius (Owen Wilson). They offset each other well. However, Mobius’s righteousness was overbearing and slowed the pace of the show.
What really slowed the pace of the show was everyone stopping to talk. Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino the female Loki) had to stop and explain why she was upset at the world. Loki and Sylvie stopped (which felt like 1,000 times) to explain their feelings about each other. Ugh. Then there was so much explanation of everything that was going on with the timeline. Shave all that out, and you end up 2 or 3 episodes shorter.
This is a series designed to get you to the next series. Too much explanation and setup.
Plot: The TVA takes Loki and enlists him to hunt down another Loki (Sylvie). These Loki’s team up to hunt down the Timekeepers.