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Tales from the Loop

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Anthology sci-fi drama is slow-burning, visually stunning.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 18+

Sex in everything is seriously boring!

This show could have been pretty good but it was ruined with nonsense! I know there are billions of people all over the world who apparently can’t function without seeing sex in every show and movie but in my opinion it’s just gotten ridiculously boring and in most cases has zero reason to even be there. It’s like they write a great storyline and then some immature weirdo forces them to throw sex and homosexuality in randomly just because. Anyway, me and my family read reviews before we watch anything anymore and just skip the sexual stupidity altogether!
age 15+

sporadic pornography

Episodes 1 and 2 were so well written and thought provoking. My teen loved the clever twists, but the pace is a rather slow. Episode 3 was just as deep, but suddenly PORNOGRAPHIC. I wish I had seen the review recommending we skip episodes 3 and 6. OOPS!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (4 ):

Anthology series can be tricky to pull off, because the quality usually differs greatly from episode to episode -- Tales from the Loop counters this by telling a series of short stories that work on their own but also interlock beautifully. Characters who briefly appear in one episode might be the lead protagonist in the next, creating a pleasing mosaic that pieces together the strange vibe of this small, mysterious town. The series sacrifices the Twilight Zone-like ironic final twists many anthology shows seem compelled to provide, in favor of gentle morality tales that combine into an ultimately more satisfying cumulative effect.

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