By Diamond Bridges
Netflix has been on top of their game with their originals and other content so far this year and viewers have been kept on their toes for new releases of movies and TV series.
“Love, Death, and Robots” is definitely something you shouldn’t sleep on. This 18-episode series was released on March 15 on Netflix. So unless you have a subscription to the platform, it’s hard to watch this series anywhere else.
This show is absolutely binge-worthy. Each episode contains a different storyline, so it doesn’t feel like you have to start from the beginning and commit all the way if you don’t like that sort of thing. But the first episode is beyond words and it sets the mood for the rest of the series, so the writer recommends starting from there.
If you like Black Mirror, this is the show for you.
“Love, Death, and Robots” carries the same elements as the British TV show, where the viewer is placed in a modern world, which at first doesn’t seem too different from the world we live in now. Then they learn how much technology has grown and completely changed society from living in harmony with robots, to a possible post-apocalyptic world that was destroyed by talking cats.
The animations and graphics truly show how much television has evolved with technology in the past decade. From a cartoon style with a likeness to a comic book, to impressively smooth 3D animation, each episode has a unique style. And every detail adds more to the storyline in the episode. But this is not to say the whole series is full of animation; there are a few episodes with real actors in them. But the animation also comments on how technology is continuing to evolve and develop.
The episode length is another interesting aspect to the series. People are so busy and always on the move nowadays that they don’t have the time or the attention span to sit and watch an hour-long episode. It can vary from longer episodes such as “Suit” to extremely short ones like “When The Yogurt Took Over,” that will have you mumbling “Okay, one more episode,” at 2 a.m.
Just a warning — this series may contain some sensitive topics and violence, which is why it is labeled for a more mature audience. But definitely don’t sleep on “Love, Death, and Robots.”