Tales from the Loop: Season 1

Tales from the Loop: Season 1

Tales from the Loop: Season 1

The story of the town and people who live above "The Loop", a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe. Stars Rebecca Hall. Based on the book by Simon Stålenhag.

2020USAAmazon Studios
MysteryScience Fiction

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
3 April 2020

Loop

A young girl living in a small town becomes curious about the mysterious work her mother conducts beneath ground at a facility known as the Loop.

EPISODE 1.2
3 April 2020

Transpose

A discovery in the woods gives two teenaged boys an opportunity to step outside their lives.

EPISODE 1.3
3 April 2020

Stasis

Upon falling in love, a teenaged girl attempts to make the moment last forever.

EPISODE 1.4
3 April 2020

Echo Sphere

A young boy encounters a mysterious structure known as the Echo Sphere and must confront the nature of existence.

EPISODE 1.5
3 April 2020

Control

In an effort to keep his family safe, a man makes an unusual choice.

EPISODE 1.6
3 April 2020

Parallel

A man travels to an unknown world in search of love.

EPISODE 1.7
3 April 2020

Enemies

A journey to a mysterious island leads to a monstrous discovery.

EPISODE 1.8
3 April 2020

Home

A boy searches for his lost brother in an attempt to recapture the past.

Tales from the Loop: Season 1 / Reviews

IndieWire

IndieWire

Inspired by Simon Stålenhag's artwork, Nathaniel Halpern uses science-fiction twists to address personal turning points in simple, touching episodic stories.

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Variety

Variety

It’s a show that is fascinating to look at — with episodes directed by top-flight talent including Mark Romanek, Andrew Stanton, and Charlie McDowell — even if its narrative is more conceptually interesting than moment-to-moment engaging.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

It’s a moving, determinedly solemn adaptation of Swedish author/artist Simon Stålenhag’s lavishly illustrated book, published in 2014 after his retro-futurist visions of a 1980s Sweden became an online sensation.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Considering that none of the episodes are all that surprising in their various twists and turns, their apparent aim is not to wow us but to break our heart, as suggested by the gorgeous swells of Philip Glass and Paul Leonard-Morgan’s score (which is easily my favorite thing about the show thus far).

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

On a spectrum of current sci-fi television tackling the nature of existence, the series is almost a polar opposite to the exposition-heavy, laid-bare mechanics of HBO's Westworld, with Devs (FX on Hulu) floating somewhere in the middle, spelled out yet blurry.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

If anything, Tales From The Loop feels more reminiscent of the somber and more considered tone of Netflix’s other sci-fi thriller, the oft-forgotten series Dark, emphasizing the personal stories and arcs of its assorted characters instead of a barrage of throwbacks and visual nods to the sci-fi films of yesteryear.

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