The highly acclaimed animated anthology LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS is coming back to Netflix this May. Call it dystopian science fiction, call it an accurate look into our future—either way, it's thrilling, mind-bending, slightly traumatizing, and we're here for it.
The first volume of LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS brought us eighteen animated shorts back in March 2019. This time around, it's only eight episodes, but after a two-year long hiatus, we'll take what we can get.
If the trailer's anything to go by, then the animation's still looking stellar and the stories will be nothing short of disgusting. And I mean that in the best way possible. Between the murderous robot servants and the decimation of a merry Christmas—it's everything they'd never show you on television. Lest someone's eight-year old be drawn in by the pretty visuals and left with life-long nightmares.
The second volume's still two weeks away, which means if you haven't seen the first, there's enough time to start now. In fact, there's enough time to start, finish, and re-watch it thirteen times over. Honestly, once you hit play, there'll be no stopping till the show's over and it's turned dark outside.
If you're still not sold, these are our favourite episodes to get started with. And hey, they're barely fifteen minutes a piece so where's the harm in giving them a watch?
A reclusive android artist completes his lifelong search for truth.
This one's artsy, introspective, and leaves you with your thoughts for a while. The art style's straight out of a comic and the storytelling feels like a biopic.
A chase through a city, accompanied by beautifully immersive visuals.
It's the same art style as the one from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Need I say more? Even if you have no interest in the story (which is quite compelling), the colours and animation are worth the watch alone.
Three robots go sight-seeing in a post-apocalyptic city.
Whimsical, won't give you nightmares, and there are cats!
Beyond the Aquila Rift
It's a romantic reunion in space, and then it's not.
A whole lot of suspense and a worthy payoff. Not for the faint-hearted.
Like Real Steel but with more blood, gore, and violence.
Mindless action but it's not mindless. How often do you see that?
Stream LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS on Netflix from May 14.