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Tales from the Loop is reminiscent of science fiction anthologies from the past. For folks who appreciate such things, the show will definitely hit the mark.
While it's nice not to feel like you have to keep watching to solve the mystery, more urgency could help the series carry a more lasting impact. There's a lot of beauty in this loop, for those curious enough to seek it out.
It offers meditations on man in a modern world beyond easy control. Which hardly seems like science fiction.
[Tales from the Loop] builds up a certain promise of adventure that never quite pays off.
Outstanding, understated, thought-provoking. This isn't the science-fiction of gadgetry, starships and visual effects but of ideas and concepts that all have a strong moral basis. The mood throughout is contemplative, the stories are all character-driven.
A visually impressive sci-fi series makes the extraordinary seem humdrum...
Tales From the Loop is a beautiful reflection on what makes us human and connects us to each other against the backdrop of a world infused with technical marvel. And it's utterly lovely.
The series has an intriguing premise, and it delivers on it for the most part. If the plot sounds similar to Stranger Things or the more recent Devs, fret not. Tales from the Loop is its own thing despite superficial resemblance.
Leisurely paced to the point of being almost-meditative in stretches, Tales From the Loop is a science-fiction series at heart, but it's one most concerned with telling personal stories.
For folks who enjoy an elegant, cinematic-esque experience where the music and visuals are performing most of the emotional work, it's worth putting on while you're sitting at home doing some embroidery.
Tales from the Loop is a few good episodes away from being a fantastic Amazon series.
Audience Reviews for Tales From the Loop: Season 1
Jun 12, 2021What a strange series, and I mean that in the nicest of ways. Strangely compelling in its way of weaving the main characters different storylines together. Some more interesting than others, but all interesting in their own quirky way. It all had a slow somewhat dreamlike quality to it. I couldn't binge watch the series, it was just too slow, but over the course of 3 weeks I dipped in and out until I had seen them all. Overall I was enthralled but I can understand why many people would have given up after a short time, it wont be to everyone's taste. The twilight zone meets picket fences!
May 17, 2021This is absolutely hidden gem
Apr 22, 2021Fantastic work of art paying homage to the intriguing stories of the golden age sci fi era like Twilight Zone. Love the slow pace and mystery and musical scores and so refreshing the show doesn't try to be any bigger than it is or subvert expectations because it sets no expectations and draws on no clichés.
Apr 11, 2021Generally too little sciency stuff for scifi and too slow for good drama. The episode that is an exception is ep. 6, Parallel.
Mar 03, 2021Tales from the Loop is beautiful, heartbreaking, and mind-bending. It's not for everyone--it takes its time with the storytelling and avoids contrived plot developments and easy endings--but if you're willing to go along with the experience, it's well worth it.
Feb 13, 2021amazing. if you dont like it, you just done get it.
Feb 04, 2021The writing and acting were amazing. It might be too intellectual for the common person, who has become used to explosions and sex.... but that's why I love it. Very well produced and inspired stories. It was a break from the mundane and usual Hollywood garbage. Do yourself a favor and get lost in this series...
Feb 01, 2021Almost like if Black Mirror was written by Ray Bradbury. The wonders of advanced technology set 40 years in the past, with everything not unlikely to have grave consequences for the users. Predictable endings, but a retelling of stories that still leave the viewer with a chill at the end. Despite a recycling of Twilight Zone and Black Mirror, Tales from the Loop makes a concerted effort, and succeeds, in tell its own stories in a way that doesn't succeed in the future that is Black Mirror, or the plainly fantastical of Twilight Zone, instead setting the benchmark for itself and showing us just how intoxicating and terrifying technology can be.
Jan 25, 2021I can't say that the overall theme of the series isn't valid, but it could have been condensed in a feature film, even if there are so many like it. Its being an anthology with a common background allows to tell many different stories, none of them satisfies me at full and the sixth episode is, in my opinion, quite bad (only one black person in the series and he's both gay and almost at the bottom of the social ladder?). I guess the idea is to replicate the daydream of the original illustration book and of the derived RPG, but the series lacks both the unravelling of the SF misteries of the Loop and the narration of something different from episode to episode. I only see the same (sad) theme repeated for eight hours
Jan 12, 2021The first episode of a new series is usually meant to draw you in, but I felt cheated our of an hour of my life where I could have experienced a decent story with a decent ending. I could have written this story in 10 minutes and delivered it in 10 minutes, and had the same effect. I'm not watching any more of them, and if this gets renewed I will be shocked and surprised. Frustration at its finest. They came up with a start and a middle, but couldn't think of the clever ending you wanted to get to, just "oh well, that happened then". Fargo gone wrong. I wish I had read some reviews first.