Netflix’s new anthology series highlights the impressive development in animation from all around the world.
Produced by David Fincher and created by the mind behind Deadpool, Tim Miller brings us Love, Death & Robots, a series of short animated episodes from various people and studios around the globe. With each episode telling a different story, they never relate to one another except in its themes of love, death, and robots.
All 18 episodes give a unique style of animation that brings distinctive direction and creative cinematography, although not for the faint-hearted, the majority of episodes feature crude language, gory violence, and nudity. At less than twenty minutes per episode, this is a series that can easily be binged or enjoyed every now and then.
With that, Netflix is the perfect place for this show, no British or American network would ever accept a show like this, and with Netflix busting out an original series every three seconds, it’s overwhelming to search through and find something to watch, but this show is rare and remorseless and cannot be matched anywhere else.
So, they are a great deal of fun to watch, and with each episode containing different plots and subjects, we get a brilliant mix of blood splattering horror, clever twisted storylines, unapologetic humour, emotional punches and a unique way of looking at yoghurt. The detail of the various animations are beyond impressive and shows how far the medium has come in just a few years; I would not be surprised if in a few years we get feature-length films from these studios and I, for one, would welcome that.
Personal favourite episodes:
- Three Robots
- The Witness
- When the Yogurt Took Over
- Good Hunting
- The Secret War
Discuss your favourite episodes below or Tweet Elias at @EliasCMichael.
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