Tales From The Loop
- 2020 Sci-fi
- Amazon Prime (1 season)
I remember a long time ago when I first watched Wings of Desire thinking “Oh so THIS is why people hate art films”. Tales From the Loop is like that. Beautiful and poetic to a fault, way more interested in providing a look and form to all your 3AM thoughts than following any sort of narrative.
But we all have our moments of deep, thoughtful introspection, don’t we? So now imagine all your weird thoughts about the nature of life, time, love and reality all swirled into a painting of some rural town in Ohio where the landscape is covered with random robots that look like scrap metal.
I swear I don’t know how else to explain this show. It was created from an artbook by Simon Stalenhag, and its this vision that anchors the show, makes it so beautiful and odd and very much OFF. If the uncanny valley was an actual place, this would be it.
This is The Twilight Zone for the arthouse crowd. It even starts that way, with Jonathan Pryce’s face in full closeup providing the intro. He is so perfect for this sort of thing. Yeah, the show could a bit precious sometimes and slow, and I am not a fan of child actors, but that’s just knit picking. This thing is beautiful and unlike anything else on tv right now. If anyone else has watched let me know what you think. It’s a thoughtful show, and I would love to hear your thoughts.