Netflix's Love, Death + Robots Is Being Called The Next Black Mirror But It's A Lot More Intense
Charlie Brooker's masterpiece, Black Mirror, has entertained and shocked audiences around the world. The show's twisted take on the future and our reliance on technology seems worryingly accurate.
It's been months since we got our taste of the Netflix series, but it looks like there's another show that's very similar and just as good.
The only difference? You need to buckle up a bit tighter because it's one hell of a ride.
Netflix's Love, Death + Robots is a series of short (6-18 minute long) episodes that are all completely different from each other in plot, characters and style. The first episode, 'Sonnie's Edge' looks like a cut scene from a video game and then 'The Witness' looks straight out of a trippy Japanese anime show.
They all loosely align with the show's title, meaning most episodes are futuristic in timeline. Some are grim AF and others are light-hearted with a sprinkling of dark comedy.
The segments play on that Black Mirror trope of the dramatic twist at the end, which leaves viewers screaming for more.
One of LD+R's best qualities is throwing the audience into the middle of a drama and wrapping it up in a quarter of an hour. You barely have time to work out the setting, time zone and characters before all hell breaks loose.
Viewers have certainly praised the show, which is executive produced by David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club), Joshua Donen (House of Cards, Mindhunter), Tim Miller (Deadpool, Terminator: Dark Fate) and Jennifer Miller.
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The series is also incredibly violent, if that's your thing.
I cannot express enough how amazing the anthology series "Love Death and Robots" is. Give it a check on Netflix. 18 short episodes (all less than 20 minutes in duration), and if you love Black Mirror, animation, and sci-fi horror, you'll definitely love this. #lovedeathrobots- nick (@friendcastohyup) March 16, 2019
Love Death & Robots on Netflix is a FIRE show! Think Black Mirror with animation and shorter episodes.- Theezy (a black man) (@Theezy) March 25, 2019
Get your Black Mirror fix with a little Love, Death and Robots. What a cool short series. :thumbsup::thumbsup:- Henry • ChurchEatsSouls (@HankGrizzly) March 25, 2019
The Daily Beast's Nick Schager said of the show: "Delivering bleakness and black comedy in distilled form via stories that rarely last more than fifteen minutes, it's like Black Mirror for the ADD-addled video game crowd."
You could genuinely pump out the first season in a couple of hours. To be fair, each episode ends so abruptly that you wouldn't be along in binging this show quickly.
David Fincher told the audience at SXSW Festival: "We always thought there was an audience for it, but it was a very difficult thing to pitch.
"What we wanted to do was find stories and find artists and find directors, animators, production companies that we could build a sandbox for. Hopefully they'll take root, and hopefully, we'll get to make more weird, different kind of stuff."
We definitely hope they'll be another season.
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