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Netflix’s Black Mirror, with its worryingly accurate take on the future of humans and their reliance on technology, has been rightly hailed a masterpiece across the globe.
It will be months before the next season of Charlie Brooker’s show hit our screens. However, the streaming giant has thankfully released another similar but equally entertaining and shocking series that’s just as good as Brooker’s masterpiece.
Released worldwide on March 15, Netflix’s Love, Death + Robots is a collection of short episodes lying between 6-18 minutes in length.
The fun thing is, all episodes are totally different from one another in story, style, and characters.
For instance, ‘The Witness’ looks like a clip out of a trippy Japanese anime while ‘Sonnie’s Edge’ appears as if it were a scene cut from a video game.
And while the episodes revolve around several genres including science fiction, horror, fantasy, and dark comedy, they all correspond to the show’s title.
Most of the episodes are futuristic in setting and feature a Black Mirror type dramatic twist, leaving the audience screaming for more at the end.
One of the qualities that make LD+R so unique is how the show wraps itself up as soon as it throws the viewers in the middle of a drama.
You will hardly find any time to work out the plot, characters, and setting before all hell breaks loose and the episode ends within a quarter of an hour.
The show is also extremely intense and violent as compared to Black Mirror.
Viewers around the world have loved the series, which is executive produced by Joshua Donen (Mindhunter, House of Cards), David Fincher (Fight Club, Se7en), Tim Miller (Terminator: Dark Fate, Deadpool), and Jennifer Miller.
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
Get your Black Mirror fix with a little Love, Death and Robots. What a cool short series. ??
— Henry • ChurchEatsSouls (@HankGrizzly) March 25, 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
Speaking of the show, David Fincher said 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.”
Nick Schager, of The Daily Beast, 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.”
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