Love Death + Robots is the name given to the collection of animated sci-fi shorts released by Netflix.
The sexually explicit nature of the show has attracted much press coverage. Nevertheless, behind those click-bait headlines, is a highly bingeable series.
It's worth pointing out that Love Death & Robots is not a conventional series. Each of the stand alone episodes is one short story, lasting between 10-15 minutes each – and yes, there are a few graphic sex scenes.
The first story is called Sonnie's Edge and in the opening minutes, I wasn't particularly gripped by the plot. It felt like a cutscene from an Xbox game.
I continued watching because I was blown away by the sheer quality of the animation – it really was that good!
As the story developed, it became clear that this was actually a decent Sci-Fi tale. More entertaining than some feature-length movies I've seen.
The final big fight scene in Sonnies's Edge looks incredible, and there's a twist in the tale too.
Three Robots is the second instalment and my personal favourite. Seriously, these guys need to get their own show on Netflix or YouTube.
The story starts with our three lovable robots vacationing on a post-apocalyptic earth. They marvel at the stupidity of the now extinct inhabitants and the wilful destruction of the planet.
The wisecracking robots give a unique perspective on the human race as they explore a ruined post apocalyptic city.
The Secret War
Another favourite of mine is The Secret War. This 16-minute short follows a group of Red Army soldiers fighting waves of evil demons in the forests of Siberia.
It has a ‘Call Of Duty' game feel to it, the story is straight forward but the animation is once again out of this world.
The details are incredible, right down to the tiny fibres on the coats of the soldiers.
Lucky 13 is one for the Sci-Fi purists. It is packed with epic space battles, lots of action and a story which could, in the right hands, have been stretched into a full-length movie.
A rookie is forced to fly a ship that no one else will pilot. This spaceship has the unluckiest serial number in the whole fleet 13-02313, thirteen at the beginning, thirteen at the end and all the numbers added together make… you guessed it, 13!
Our newbie pilot and her ship form an unlikely bond.
The remaining episodes in Love Death & Robots Season 1 are:
- The Witness
- Sucker of Souls
- When the Yogurt Took Over
- Beyond the Aquila Rift
- Good Hunting
- The Dump
- The Helping Hand
- Fish Night
- Zima Blue
- Blind Spot
- Ice Age
- Alternate Histories
The first season included incredible cast members such as Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gary Cole, Chris Parnell, Omid Abtahi, and Topher Grace.
Love Death and Robots Official Trailer
Is Love Death & Robots Worth Watching?
Love Death & Robots is adult animation at its finest. Whether it's science fiction, alternate histories or just stunning animation styles you want, this anthology series has it all.
And, to be honest, we would expect nothing less considering David Fincher (Mindhunter) is one of the executive producers.
Each story is produced by different casts and crews. Plus, in order to ensure different animation styles, twenty different animation studios have created at least one episode.
In a bit of an unusual change up, Netflix has confirmed that the show's running order has been changed for different demographics. So my episode two might be your episode five.
Ultimately it doesn't really matter in which order you watch the episodes. I would recommend starting with Three Robots or The Witness, but it doesn't make any difference where you start.
Love Death & Robots showcases the next-generation of animation we can expect to see in the near future – I for one can't wait.
Love Death & Robots Season 2
Our terrifying creatures with their wicked surprises and dark comedy returned in this anthology of animated stories.
Presented by Tim Miller and David Fincher, the second season of Love Death + Robots dropped on Netflix on May 14th 2021.
With another eight stories, the show was a huge hit and was quickly renewed by Netflix.
Love Death & Robots Season 2 Episodes
- Automated Customer Service
- Pop squad
- Snow In The Desert
- The Tall Grass
- All Through The House
- Life Hutch
- The Drowned Giant
The season two cast includes Michael B. Jordan, Emily O'Brien, Ike Amadi, Nolan North and Zita Hanrot.
Love Death & Robots Season 3
An eight-episode third season was scheduled for release on May 20, 2022.
Creators promised a continuation of at least two stories from the first season and they didn't disappoint.
List Of Season 3 Episodes
- Three Robots: Exit Strategies
- Bad Travelling
- The Very Pulse of the Machine
- Night of the Mini Dead
- Kill Team Kill
- Mason's Rats
- In Vaulted Halls Entombed
Cast members who voiced episodes in the third season of Love Death & Robots include Chris Parnell, Joel McHale, Seth Green, Rosario Dawson and Joe Manganiello.
Will There Be Love Death + Robots Season 4?
The good news for fans is that yes, there will be a fourth season of the hit animated show.
In August 2022, Netflix confirmed that Love Death + Robots has been renewed.
But we could be waiting a while as animated series take a lot longer to create than live action shows.
In fact, we may not see it before 2024!