Loki is less than two days away from its release on Disney Plus. The God of Mischief’s standalone MCU TV show arrives on streamer Wednesday, June 9, and fans are curious to know if it’s as good as its synopsis suggests.
Well, MCU fans can rest easy. According to critics, who have already covered the first two episodes of Loki — Nerdshala — it looks like the trickster lord’s solo outing could be the best Marvel TV series yet.
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The social media ban for Loki was lifted on Sunday at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET/5 p.m. BST and, hereby, Marvel and Disney are on a winner with their upcoming TV series.
Many critics have praised the show’s script, the chemistry between its cast, the exploration of the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse (MCM) and the surprising inclusion of Loki, with its humor as well as its twists and turns.
Check out our roundup of the best social media reactions to Loki, including our entertainment reporter Tom Power’s thoughts on the TV show, below:
Loki social media reactions are universally positive
Fandango and Rotten Tomatoes critic Eric Davis says he “loved” the first two entries in the series, and praised the “bromance” between Tom Hiddleston’s Loki and Owen Wilson’s Agent Mobius:
I have watched the first 2 episodes of #Loki and so far I am loving it. It’s a time-travelling detective show laying the groundwork for the MCU multiverse, while also being about identity and facing the ugly truth about yourself. Tom Hiddleston/Owen Wilson bromance is my favorite pic.twitter.com/w9yLLHGEHJ6 June 2021
Brandon Davis of the Phase Zero podcast, meanwhile, describes Loki as a “really exciting, big step forward for the wider, expansive stories of the MCU”:
#Loki brings a lot to MCU lore. There are references to previous movies and stories that are surprising, but also really exciting, with subtle additions to the sandbox as a whole. 2 episodes through… this series could be a really exciting, big move to the broad, expansive storytelling of the MCU. pic.twitter.com/W1ObduLW5Z6 June 2021
Collider’s Steve Weintraub praised the show’s ability to take the MCU “in a new direction”, while viewers “try to watch Loki and figure out what’s going on instead of keeping him in control”:
The first two episodes of #Loki are fantastic. Obviously @twhiddleston is still right in the role but I like how the series is expanding the MCU in a new direction and we keep Loki in control rather than trying to figure out what’s going on. pic.twitter.com/TP45W73bvi6 June 2021
Rachel Leishman of The Mary Sue gave a simple but effective spoiler-free response to the first two episodes of Loki:
Here’s my review of the first two episodes of #Loki: It’s the Rules. pic.twitter.com/QzEFranaIW6 June 2021
EW and Nerdist writer Andrea Towers calls Loki “brilliantly fun” and says she “can’t wait to see how the rest of the series plays out”:
I’ve watched the first 2 episodes of #Loki and the show is just wonderfully funny. It’s engaging and cluttered in the best possible way – in a way that feels super unique. Hiddleston is fantastic and makes for great material to work with. I can’t wait to see how the rest of the series plays out. pic.twitter.com/8GYQafhuvC6 June 2021
And, finally, Nerdshala’s own Tom Power lauded the marriage between the series’ funny visuals, ominous moments, and the clever way the show’s plot was written:
Full thoughts will come on Tuesday but #Loki is the best MCU TV series ever. Cleverly concocted, hilarious, heartbreaking, ominous and sets the stage for MCU Phase 4. There are a lot of twists and turns in the first 2 episodes and more to come!6 June 2021
Our spoiler-free review of Loki will go live tomorrow at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET/5 p.m. BST, so make sure you check out the latest Disney Plus Marvel TV shows to get a more detailed look at what you think. See back here for
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