Loki Season 2 returns the MCU’s resident God of Mischief, as portrayed by Tom Hiddleston- a fan favourite since he first tried to weasel his way onto the Asgardian throne by getting Thor exiled to Earth.
Loki’s first season marked the first time Marvel made a series centred on a villain, and it centred on the titular anti-hero (or a variant of him) on a quest to find and fall in love with the female version of himself. The show’s highly-anticipated season two premiered earlier this month on Disney+, and it may just be the best MCU original series from Phase 5.
Where can you watch Loki season 2 in the UAE?
Loki season 2 is streaming on Disney Plus in the UAE. There is no free trial currently available for Disney Plus in the UAE, and you’ll have to sign up for it to watch it.
Loki season 2 kicks off where the first instalment left out, with Loki back at the TVA where no one seems to remember him, not even his best pal and partner, Mobius (Owen Wilson). Sylvie used the TemPad to kick our anti-hero back to the TVA.
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But something went wrong, and Loki keeps time jumping between his past, present, and future at the TVA. As the technician Ouroboros “O.B.” (Ke Huy Quan) explains, that’s impossible inside the time control facility. Yet here we are.
Meanwhile, Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) is trying hard to build a new life outside of TVA influence and away from the drama. That’s no easy feat, as her decision at the end of season 1 completely changed the face of the multiverse. Or rather, created all the multiverse mess we’ve become accustomed to in Phase 5. So, she gets a job at McDonalds.
Renslayer and the adorable cartoon AI Miss Minutes (voiced by Tara Strong) are on the hunt for another variant of He Who Remains, as several versions of him have been unleashed into the Multiverse when Sylvie stabbed him in the first season’s finale.
Marvel’s return to form
Judging by the first three episodes alone, Loki season 2 has everything that made the MCU fun in the first place. There are superpowers, excellent world-building, drama, and awesome special effects. Episode three features the most bizarre love triangle you’ll see on your television screen.
Oscar winner Ke Huy Quan, who’s joining the cast of Loki this season as the quirky genius O.B. is a great addition to the show. He perfectly complements the already familiar multi-timeline saving team of Loki, Mobius, and Hunter X-5.
The series is at its best when Holland and Wilson share the screen. Their characters make such an excellent team, and their back-and-forth banter is always on point without crossing the line into ridiculous.
Loki season 2 proves that the MCU can still produce worthwhile content. While the series serves as an important building block in the bigger picture for the MCU, it can also be viewed and enjoyed by casual viewers.
This show is so much fun to watch, it’s a shame we’re only getting short six-episode seasons. It will be interesting to see where the second half takes Loki and how it impacts the rest of the MCU.
What are the other critics saying about Loki season 2?
Austin Burke praised the show’s horror vibe and Ke Huy Quan’s performance.
IGN felt the series’s production design was its strongest feature, but wasn’t too impressed with the series as a whole.
Dan Murrell enjoyed the first three episodes but felt the second half fell a bit flat.
Lori C. is an entertainment writer who studied Film and Television at University. She watches and reviews films and series from most genres, but some of her favourites include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, The Handmaid’s Tale, Westworld, and True Blood.