Surprisingly enough, it’s my mom who suggests we watch Amazon’s latest output Tales from the Loop. I never pegged her as the surreal science fiction show type, so I’ll admit to sitting down with some trepidation. (Then again, she’s a fan of Snowpiercer, so perhaps I should have given her some more credit). What I certainly didn’t expect was to go to bed that night a silent, sobbing mess, all because of one relatively minor scene.
Most shows featuring a mother-daughter dynamic, however briefly, are either hit or miss with me (looking at you, Gilmore Girls, the indulgence-turned-bane of my teenage years), but I could already tell I’m going to be emotionally compromised by Loretta. Her quiet, almost resigned demeanor in the face of Alma’s obvious reticence as a mother was hard to watch. I didn’t expect my childhood to rear its head and gut me during the first episode, but young Loretta got to me.Continue reading “This 30-Second Scene in “Tales from the Loop” Absolutely Ruined Me”