Loki first reactions: here's what the critics thought

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Loki is less than two days away from being released on Disney Plus. The God of Mischief's standalone MCU TV show arrives on the streamer on Wednesday, June 9, and fans are eager to find out whether it's as good as its synopsis suggests.

Well, MCU fans can rest easy. According to critics who have already seen Loki's first two episodes – TechRadar included – it sounds like the trickster God's solo outing could be the best Marvel TV series yet.

The social media embargo for Loki lifted on Sunday at 9AM PT/12PM ET/5PM BST and, by the looks of it, Marvel and Disney are onto a winner with their upcoming TV series.

Plenty of critics have praised the show's script, chemistry between its cast, exploration of the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse (MCM) and, unsurprisingly given that Loki is involved, 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 Erik Davis says he "loved" the first two entries in the seris, and praises the "bromance" between Tom Hiddleston's Loki and Owen Wilson's Agent Mobius:

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Brandon Davis of the Phase Zero podcast, meanwhile, describes Loki as the "really exciting, big step for the MCU's broad, sprawling stories":

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Collider's Steve Weintraub lauds the show's ability to take the MCU "in a new direction" while having audiences "watching Loki try and figure out what's going on rather than having him in control":

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Rachel Leishman of The Mary Sue went for a simple but effective spoiler-free reaction to Loki's first two episodes:

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EW and Nerdist writer Andrea Towers calls Loki "gloriously fun" and says she "can't wait to see how the rest of the series plays out":

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And, finally, TechRadar's very own Tom Power hails the marriage between the series' funny scenes, ominous moments and the clever way that the show's plot has been written:

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Our spoiler-free review of Loki will be going live tomorrow at 9AM PT/12PM ET/5PM BST, so make sure you check back here to get a more detailed insight into what we think of the latest Disney Plus Marvel TV show.

Tom Power
Entertainment Reporter

As TechRadar's entertainment reporter, Tom covers all of the latest movies, TV shows, and streaming service news that you need to know about. You'll regularly find him writing about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, Netflix, Prime Video, Disney Plus, and many other topics of interest.


An NCTJ-accredited journalist, Tom also writes reviews, analytical articles, opinion pieces, and interview-led features on the biggest franchises, actors, directors and other industry leaders. You may see his quotes pop up in the odd official Marvel Studios video, too, such as this Moon Knight TV spot (opens in new tab).


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