Loki and Iron Man and Thor and Black Widow, Oh My!

Loki just opened up the multi-verse for real. We just finished watching the Disney+ series, Loki. We have enjoyed the crap out of all the Disney+ series: the Mandalorian, Wandavision, the Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and now Loki. These shows have added so much to the Marvel and Star Wars universes. The Mandalorian, despite the main character almost never appearing without his helmet, expressed so much emotion and power--it was an amazing show. (One of the most incredible things I have ever seen was other people's reaction to the end of the season, when Luke Skywalker showed up. People--myself included--were weeping.)

Wandavision was such a crazy concept--with Wanda appearing in several decades of sitcoms to work out her relationship issues with Vision--and in the mean time, took an entire town hostage to do it. However, it ended up being so creative and fun and kooky. Totally worth the time investment.

Falcon and the Winter Soldier introduced me to much more about the Winter Soldier than I had understood. What an interesting character--so tortured, and so deeply affected by the lives he touched. I was not a fan of the Falcon when the show began--but by the end of the series, it was so different--the show ended up being called "Captain America and the Winter Soldier".

Loki, Loki, Loki...oh my goodness. It was interesting. I did not even think that I would be interested in a series about Loki. As a character, he is the God of Mischief, and kind of an ancillary character in all the Avengers movies. The writers did a great job making him so interesting and funny and filled with GLORIOUS PURPOSE! The storyline is so vast and across many universes--and at our house, we cannot wait for season two.

The Black Widow movie came out last weekend. (We have not seen it yet--so I cannot even spoil anything for you here!)

The fun thing about all of these shows and movies is they are all such delightful escapes from the real world. There is no covid--there is no inflation or unemployment or civil unrest or anything. Most of the characters have a code of some sort and are fighting for good--it is a wonderful thing to escape TO. Let me know which one you love the most.

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