4. There are other stories to tell
We got to see eight stories. Some of those stories connected to others. For example, Episodes 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, and 8 all tended to connect to one another or were based around the same family. You needed to watch Episode 2 to understand the events of Episodes 5 and 8 for definite, but you could get away with not watching it for Episodes 4 and 7.
That left Episodes 3 and 6 to tell stories of other people in the town. Yet everyone in the town is connected by The Loop. There are plenty of people who work there or who want to work there.
This opens up a world of possibilities when it comes to stories. We could move onto another family entirely for a second season. And it’s not like the stories have to take place at the same time as Season 1. They could happen earlier or later.
3. It was packed with heart
Science fiction can often forget about grounding in reality. While there were events that wouldn’t happen in today’s world, the stories to tell were heartbreaking and raw. We had a look at grief, loss, happiness, love, and so much more.
Each episode was packed with heart. Every episode brought something for us to think deeply about, characters that we could understand and care for.
I’m not the biggest sci-fi fan. It takes a lot for me to just give a show a chance after years of being disappointed. Tales from the Loop drew me in the minute I realized that the science fiction was a side plot. It was all about the character development, and now I want more of it.