Loki Season 2's return with Tom Hiddleston as the God of Mischief has generated substantial anticipation, especially after the success of Season 1. While the first season achieved a commendable 92 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, Season 2 currently holds a respectable 82 percent from the initial 50 reviews on the site. The mixed reception from critics suggests that while the show remains engaging, it may have undergone some changes that impact its overall feel.
In Season 2, the story continues from where Season 1 left off, with Loki embroiled in a battle for the Time Variance Authority's soul. He is joined by Mobius, Hunter B-15, and a mix of new and returning characters as they navigate an increasingly dangerous multiverse in pursuit of Sylvie, Judge Renslayer, Miss Minutes, and the truth about free will and glorious purpose.
ComicBook.com's Nicole Drum praised Season 2 but noted that it felt somewhat different from its predecessor. She described the first episode as hectic, introducing new concepts, characters, and threats without much explanation, which could make it challenging for fans to become fully invested. When the show attempts to explore the aftermath of the Season 1 finale, it can come across as rushed and confusing. The pacing and characterizations, along with a sense of self-awareness, contribute to the feeling of it being a distinct show from the first season.
Despite these observations, Season 2 of "Loki" seems to avoid the pitfalls of superhero fatigue and retains its appeal. While it may have taken a different direction in terms of storytelling and character development, it still offers an exciting and unique addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fans of the series will likely find plenty to enjoy as they delve further into the mysteries of the multiverse with Loki and his companions.