Tales From the Loop: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Tales From the Loop

Critics Consensus

Though the show around them burns a bit too slowly, Tales from the Loop beautifully transposes Simon Stålenhag's paintings into moving art and provides a welcome dose of warmth and humanity with its sci-fi.

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Critic Ratings: 54

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User Ratings: 282

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Episodes

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Air date: Apr 3, 2020
2
Air date: Apr 3, 2020
3
Air date: Apr 3, 2020
4
Air date: Apr 3, 2020
5
Air date: Apr 3, 2020
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Air date: Apr 3, 2020
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Air date: Apr 3, 2020
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Air date: Apr 3, 2020

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Critic Reviews for Tales From the Loop Season 1

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (8)

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.

Apr 6, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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It offers meditations on man in a modern world beyond easy control. Which hardly seems like science fiction.

Apr 5, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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[Tales from the Loop] builds up a certain promise of adventure that never quite pays off.

Mar 31, 2020 | Full Review…

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.

May 8, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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A unique, sideways take on sci-fi, this slow, beautiful anthology explores profound questions of human existence.

May 26, 2020 | Rating: 7.3/10 | Full Review…

Refreshingly, the strangeness that befalls Tales from the Loop's characters isn't treated like a big twist. Finding out which technology-fuelled dream or nightmare they'll encounter isn't the primary point, either.

May 22, 2020 | Full Review…

Tales from the Loop has heart. Lots of it. But if you're looking for the kind of science fiction fantasy that it's sort of marketed as, I think you will be disappointed.

Mar 27, 2020 | Rating: 2.7/5 | Full Review…

Tales From The Loop is one of the best narrative pieces of content we've watched this year.

Mar 27, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

There are moments where Tales From the Loop feels like the antithesis of feel-good, escapist television. The series is bizarre, understated, and genuinely surprising, and is firmly anchored by an impressively talented cast.

Mar 27, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It asks you to sit and soak it in. Don't look at your phone, don't think about the outside world for a minute. Like working on a puzzle or staring at a painting, Tales from the Loop is a dense experience you can get lost in.

Apr 9, 2020 | Full Review…

The show does find threads of inspiration elsewhere, namely from The Twilight Zone, although again, Tales is more transcendent and thoughtful.

Apr 9, 2020 | Full Review…

As with all good science-fiction, the best parts of the drama are found in how the characters react to changes and betrayals throughout the plot - and Tales from the Loop is rife with them.

Apr 9, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tales From the Loop: Season 1

  • 29m ago
    It was subtlely written, and full of details. It had bold, fresh in ideas, and reminds me of the emotion of Interstellar, with ideas from Dark (without all the incest and suicide) , and a throwback to the days of the Twilight Zone. Absolutely loved it. If you like sci-fi, then you must see!
  • 17h ago
    A great series for techies. think twilight zone meets A lighter version of black mirror. Of course they could've use a bit more sex and nudity.
  • 1d ago
    This tv show is brilliant to me. It's like diving into a piece of artwork. The pace is slow, but it leaves space for human catharsis. I think it's truly special.
  • 3d ago
    The sci-fi is just a canvas over which stories about emotions and feelings that are born and die as time goes by are told. This is the best show I've seen so far in 2020.
  • 5d ago
    Amazing slow burning season, I feel like there's a lot to explore in this universe in upcoming seasons.
  • May 24, 2020
    Pointless SLOW banal garbage not worthy of retaining to memory. In fact if they had a machine that could eliminate this from my mind I would feel a lot happier. Even its premise is untrue " The Loop" a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe – making things previously consigned to the realm of science fiction. It unlocks nothing, Maybe that's the point!!
  • May 24, 2020
    Just... wow. Such an incredibly beautiful, masterfully crafted, moving experience! This series is most likely not for the impatient. Do not expect an action packed sci-fi adventure. But absolutely, most definitely expect a emotional, thought provoking journey. This is all so very hard to put into words. It's so refreshing to see a show that truly keeps one wondering... and perpetually wanting more. One that helps to make a person appreciate all of the beauty and wonder of life, the appreciation of our loved ones and of probably unanswerable, existential questions.
  • May 23, 2020
    It's a slow burner, but it has a certain quality that keeps you with it, for me it was discover the fate of Jakob. As a wise man once said "art doesn't have to make sense" The music reminded me too much of another programme which was far better, The Leftovers.
  • May 17, 2020
    I'm amazed how high a rating Rotten Tomatoes critics have given this show. While the originality and music (love Philip Glass) had me excited to give the show a try, I was immediately met with disappointment, as writers consistently sail through episodes with unrealistic behaviors, reactions and outcomes. So many great ideas, but I feel as though Amazon, and Netflix, are just rushing to fill their platforms with content, rather than focus on the quality of the writing.
  • May 17, 2020
    This series is incredible. For a Sci-Fi it tends to lean slightly more towards a "Twilight Zone"/"Outer Limits" vibe only with each episode having continuity with the last rather than standalone. Tales From the Loop is beautifully put together, heart-warming, tragic, but always addictively engrossing. Season 1 is highly original, it leaves behind all the predictability we've come to recognise in TV shows today, and weaves all the character stories in a visually poetic way. This series deserves to win awards for all the cast and crew in a truly groundbreaking and breathtaking project. I cannot wait for Season 2, and will likely rewatch Season 1 again to find all the subtle nuances I may have missed first time around. I highly recommend anyone to binge the series, it deserves all the attention it can get.

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