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REVIEW: Loki – Season 1, Episode 6 “For All Time. Always.”

Perhaps better than anything I’ve ever seen, “For All Time. Always.” epitomizes the phrase, “What the hell did I just watch?” All of the problems with Loki reach their apex in this finale, an oppressively boring “climax” that bungles its humor – the placement of which is, as ever, mi...

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REVIEW: Loki – Season 1, Episode 5 “Journey Into Mystery”

“Journey Into Mystery” adds insult to last week’s injury, further derailing this once-promising show and acting as a poorly-fitting puzzle piece that’s been jammed in where it doesn’t belong by people who want to end the game and go to bed. Like the similarly truncated The Falcon and the W...

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REVIEW: Loki – Season 1, Episode 4 “The Nexus Event”

“The Nexus Event” is one of the most glaring examples of manufactured storytelling I can recall. Plot and character developments are so forced as to be misnomers, with each new point inserted at the whim of the “creatives” because they want the show to be something they know it can’t offic...

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REVIEW: Loki – Season 1, Episode 3 “Lamentis”

With “Lamentis,” Loki takes on another of the characteristics of its eponymous trickster and shapeshifts, becoming a buddy cop action-comedy without breaking stride. The story and mythology behind the Time Variance Authority take a backseat (though an important piece of the puzzle does lock into...

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REVIEW: Loki – Season 1, Episode 2 “The Variant”

The tragedy of “The Variant” may be that a lot of potential viewers won’t check it out after sitting through the glacially-paced “Glorious Purpose.” That would be a shame because, in its second episode, Loki becomes considerably more interesting, hinting at a much smarter story lurking ben...

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REVIEW: Loki – Season 1, Episode 1 “Glorious Purpose”

Loki was supposed to be my reward for sitting through The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. After a series of lectures about race and borders and how terrorists who gleefully kill innocent people are the real heroes, the God of Mischief was set to bring back the fun that had been sucked out of the &hel...

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