“Loki” Review: The God of Mischief Delivers Fun, Adventure and Time Variances

Tom Hiddleston and Wunmi Mosaku in “Loki.” Photo Courtesy: Marvel Studios

Rating: 7/10

First, it was WandaVision. Then came Falcon and the Winter Soldier. This Wednesday, June 9, the six-episode series Loki premieres on Disney+.

After playing the God of Mischief in six Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies, Tom Hiddleston dons the jet black-haired wig and signature smirk once again as the star of Loki. The fan-favorite character finally gets to be the protagonist — although you could argue he already did it in all of the Thor movies — with a series devoted to him. The show is part workplace buddy comedy, part time-travel adventure and part procedural crime investigation, with a side of Marvel superhero panache.

Michael Waldron (Rick and Morty) serves as head writer and Kate Herron (Sex Education) directs the show, which will be released on a weekly basis. But considering Loki’s fatal denouement in Avengers: Infinity War, you might be wondering, “How is this title even possible?”