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Cartoon/TV ► Loki (2021) - Thor: The Dark World



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Happy Loki Wednesday! If we have a Loki thread, I apologize but I figured this show is bigger than both Wandavision and FATAS, so it definitely deserves its own thread. I’ll edit the OP with a trailer later...

(also I haven’t watched the episode yet so the title is just a joke about how Thor: The Dark World has been ignored for years)
 

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Oh yes finally. I was waiting for this show for so long. I am so intrigued by the contrasts in this show. A time travel agency which looks like any other boring government office with retro technology, I am full in.
Have you seen it already? Is it good, bad, little bit of both?
 

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I keep waiting for someone to make an Animorphs Escafil Device joke with the Tesseract & it never happens :(
 

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It was incredibly exposition heavy, hopefully the next episode strikes a nice balance between exposition and watching something fun on the screen. I laughed at the video with Miss Minutes explicitly telling us what plan Marvel is using going forward.
 

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There is a sale for Loki comics on Comixology.com.
 

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Yep. I mean, look at Ravonna being a judge. I think this is definitely setting Kang up. Also the TVA is probably located within the pockets of quantum space seen in Ant-Man and the Wasp.

It’s all connected!!!
 

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I thought it was a fun premiere. Tom Hiddleston's Loki was the first real breakout character in the MCU to me. So I'm glad he gets the spotlight.
 
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It was okay to me. I'm forcing myself to give this a chance because of how much I enjoyed the other two MCU shows, even though I really don't like Hiddleston's Loki. It's nothing personal, really, It's just that being a teenager when tumblr was at it's peak did numbers to how much I can endure staring at the dude's face.

(Plus, the only versions of Loki I actually vibe with are the Kid and post YA versions of the character in the comics. Not really a fan of the chaotic villain myself).

Like Chaser said, there was too much exposition with little pay off in terms of actions, but I think it was important going further to stablish not only who Loki is, but who he is going to be. Talking about how he feels towards hurting people is critical to anti-hero Loki, so I'm interested to see how the show is going to develop.

Still, this is probably going to be my most interesting experience with anything MCU-related so far as I have very little comic knowledge of the plot points this is going to deal with nor any real attachment to the characters, so it's going to feel fresh. With WandaVision I picked it up two episodes before it ended, while with TFATWS I binged the whole thing when the final episode aired, so watching this weekly is going to be cool.
 

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Loki is off to a good start. Like others said I feel this episode was a bit exposition heavy, but i didn't mind that too much. I do find it interesting that in the MCU there seems to only be one timeline, how does that work with the grander Marvel Multiverse, are they implying that the MCU is a separate "Multiverse" from the comics and cartoons?

I like how this show worked in the TVA's technology, it seems like a pretty clever way to use it. I'm also curious to see how Loki seeing his future will effect his development and what caused the other Loki to go down his destructive path.

With the premise it seems like this series might be kind of important in establishing the multiverse and be a building block to the coming movies dealing with it, which honestly is unexpected from all the announced series, I was kind of expecting this to be the least impactful.
 
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