It’s really no secret that Loki is my favourite Marvel character. As my nibling pointed out, for me, it goes: Loki, Thor, Captain America. My top three, in order of preference.
I was obviously very unhappy about what happened in Infinity War, so for Loki to get his own series made me really happy.
To be honest, this series really wasn’t what I was expecting. The TVA was intriguing, but the storyline running through the episodes wasn’t really all that gripping. Tom Hiddleston as Loki was definitely the strongest part of the series, in my opinion. And I really liked Mobius and the relationship he formed with Loki.
While I thought the idea of the Variants was really interesting, the fact that some of those were so vastly different was really confusing. Considering there was only supposed to be one sacred timeline, some of the Variants really shouldn’t have existed. Like where did the alligator come from?
Miss Minutes was a…strange character, to say the least. At first, I assumed that she was just an AI. But as the series progressed, I grew to dislike her even more.
I had some very mixed feelings about Sylvie. She was an intriguing character, the more I learned about her, but I couldn’t really see her as being a true Variant of Loki. They were very different. And I don’t just mean genderwise. Equally, I really wish there hadn’t been the romance sideplot. I think more focus on the world around them, what was going on at the TVA and Loki’s relationships with the agents, should have been explored more than a romance.
I did like seeing Loki’s progression through the series and how he sort of became a voice of reason towards the end. I would have liked to see more details about all the Variants, not just Loki’s. Basically, more worldbuilding would have made the series better.
As for the ending of season one, I felt there was a lot of buildup for very little payoff. The reveal was somewhat disappointing. And while the final scene did catch my attention and set it up well for season two, it was a bit disappointing.
Still, Loki, Sylvie and Mobius were fairly strong characters who I’d like to see more of. So even though I didn’t find the first season as good as I was hoping, I’m still planning to watch season two.