Tales from the Loop

TV review by Martin Brown, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

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

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 18+

Ruined by needless sexual content.

Amazon has taken a well written series, and added sexual / homosexual content where it was not needed. this could be a a TV-Y series if they wanted. In fact that's what they tried to initially rate it. This was changed to TV-MA after the content was reviewed. Just like their version of Clancy's Jack Ryan, they took a great story and wrecked it with sexual content. Prime seems bent on bringing overt sexual content into the mainstream. We ultimately stopped watching any Prime programing and just use one account for the shipping benefit. I understand that content has an audience, but I'm still old fashioned enough to believe that middle school and younger is the wrong place for graphic sexual content. It may only be a small portion of the program, but still requires active monitoring when watching. I wish we could take the program, edit out the garbage, and enjoy it the rest of it.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 12+

Empathic episodic TV about loneliness and wonder

My family and I happened upon Tales from the Loop sometime when we were making our way through streaming content mid-pandemic. It is a slow burn, but absolutely worth it, with arresting and nuanced performances, complex characters, and a sort of slow and otherworldly ambiance. Its back drop is sci-fi, but at its heart it is about families, friendships, disappointment, and our longing for connection. It operates on many levels and can be enjoyed simply for the scene it creates, but there is a lot going on just under the surface. Some themes may be a bit mature for younger children, but there is nothing really objectionable for kids over the age of 11 (depending on your standards). My 13 year old absolutely loved it and was talking about it for weeks after we finished the series.

This title has:

Great messages

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