Caught the new LOKI episode.

…I get the feeling that Marvel just doesn’t have the same reserves of interesting and gotta-watch that it used to have. It’s drained its creative batteries to dangerous levels, wasted too much of its juices on poorly-chosen projects, and generally run out of steam. The fires are guttering; and when they’re finally out, they’re out.

On the bright side: if this first episode is any indication, they’ve decided to use up whatever’s left for LOKI, Season 2. Because where has this Marvel been? This episode was solid! I’m ready again to catch each new one as it comes out! It’s horrible that this is now high praise for a MCU project!

Ach, how the mighty have fallen.

The LOKI Season 2 trailer.

I didn’t finish SECRET INASION – heck, I barely started it – and that’s a bad sign for Marvel. I mean, I’m sure they’re not panicking over my specific disappointment, but what if I’m just representative of the trend? That being said, the new season of LOKI looks pretty sweet. Let’s see if it holds up.

A public service announcement for lawyers.

If your client has been arrested for hitting a woman, and she sends your client this text message

Please let me know you’re okay when you get this. They assured me that you won’t be charged. They said they had to arrest you as protocol when they saw the injuries on me and they knew we had a fight. I’m so angry that they did. And I’m sorry you’re in this position. Will make sure nothing happens about this. I told them it was my fault for trying to grab your phone. I only just got out of hospital. Just call me when you’re out. I love you.

…do not release it to the media. It is not the exculpatory message that you think it is. It is a message that will tell the future jury, He sent me to the hospital over nothing and now I’m all turned around and blaming myself for getting hit. Which will suit the prosecution right down to the ground, but: what’s the victory condition, here? How does this make things better for the client?

Moe Lane

PS: I wonder if they scheduled any quick rewrites/reshoots for the second season of LOKI. If so, I also wonder if they got them done before the strike started.

The LOKI Honest Trailer.

I am, like, so behind on stuff.

Having had some time to digest it, I think I like LOKI the best of the Disney+ shows so far. Mostly because Tom Hiddleston loves playing this character more than any other MCU actor, with the possible exception of Chris Hemsworth. I’m definitely looking forward to the second season.

Moe Lane


I do like the LOKI show.

Then again, I like the Disney+ MCU shows generally. LOKI in particular is the sort of thing that can only be made when a studio has more money than God and is amusing itself by having Tom Hiddleston sing in Norwegian. Which he does a pretty good job at, mind you.

I know, I know. But the family wants the channel and we’re paying for it, so I might as well enjoy the stuff I like.

Watched the first episode of LOKI today.

It’s good, although some people online were a little surprised by the aesthetic. The aesthetic is VERY 1970s pre-digital bureaucratic, with analog everywhere. Personally, I liked it a lot — but I also associate said aesthetic with things like CONTROL or the SCP Foundation, which means I’m expecting LOKI to dive into cosmic horror pretty quick. Guess we’ll see if I’m right!