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Love, Death & Robots

By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Edgy sci-fi animation anthology lacks compelling stories.

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age 16+

Based on 23 parent reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Media has lost it's common sense!!!

I started hating this website when it said that this series "lacks compelling stories". I mean "Beyond The Aqua Lift" and "Sonnie's Edge" are true master pieces and should be made into full-feature length movies. This is one of the best sci-fi adult animated anthology tv series. I don't know why common sense don't like true masterpieces like these and rate 5 stars to those overrated movies like "Titanic" and "The Godfather" Trilogy. Coming on the age-appropriation part, this series does contain extreme non-stop gruesome violence, sex, nudity and language but if your child still wants to see these series, then these r some episodes that contain at least PG-13 content( An don't worry(these episodes are anthological so they are not connected)):- 1) Three Robots (Contains average bad language and sexual innuendoes though) 2) Ice Age (Only one mention of "sex") 3) When The Yogurt Took Over (One seen of a topless woman with breasts visible which is only for 10 seconds and is Disney-type animated, so not realistic) 4) Suits (Contains cartoonish video-game style mechs vs monsters violence and average bad language) 5) Fish Night (Contains a butt of a man scene but only for less than 5 seconds and in "The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series" style) 6) Helping Hand (Only one scene where a woman has to break her frozen arm from her body to survive and average bad language) 7) Lucky 13 (Contains PG-13 violence and average bad language(and even one scene where a hand of a dead man cut off is seen, but for less than 3 seconds)) 8) Blindspot (Contains Fast-and-Furious "Oggy & the Cockroaches" styled violence and average bad language) 9) Zima Blue (Super clean episode but a scene where a human does a operation to change into a cyborg(Is "Oggy & the Cockroaches" styled animated so not that gross)) Now watch these episodes also(only if you can handle extreme over-the-top violence and bad language but 10% nudity):- 1) The Secret War (Only one scene of a dead nude woman(can be easily skipped and not that important)). 2) Sucker of Souls (Only a scene where a cat has sex with a another cat but only for less than 2) 3) Shape Shifters (Only one scene in which a werewolf-human's butt is seen but in darkness) 4) The Dump (Only one scene of a porn magazine's top cover shown and a man's penis(but both in darkness)) Thank you and have a great Netflix and chill!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
5 people found this helpful.
age 16+

Violent Anthology, MA mostly, some PG episodes

Quite entertaining, thought provoking, but ultimately for MA audiences only. Some episodes have excessive profanity, depictions of violence, and scenes of nudity of both genders (in both sexual and non-sexual settings). Other episodes are more light hearted and PG friendly. Violence seems to be administered indiscriminately, although tends to be directed more at males, and often shown with more brutal effect. You can expect full frontal nudity of females limited to breasts and hair in the pubic area, while full frontal nudity of males is often shown with clear genital visibility. Positive and negative attitudes are depicted to both males and females. Negative attitudes towards men include disposability, while negative attitudes to women include victimization. Both sexes are sexualized. Positive attitudes depicted to both genders include empowerment, perseverance, drive, and fortitude.
2 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (23):
Kids say (28):

This dark but stagnant series gets points for trying something new, but it doesn't really hit its goal. Animation anthologies are often places where artists and creators can experiment, pushing the boundaries of style, genre, or mode of storytelling. The short length of the pieces means that even if an experiment fails, it won't be long before the audience can move on. Bringing that concept to the streaming era is a great idea, but Love, Death & Robots goes in the opposite direction. It's a collection of safe, clichéd science fiction stories that all share a very similar, very glib voice.

Worst of all, the series rarely does anything with animation that couldn't be done better in another medium. The animators may be using cutting-edge techniques, but without compelling stories or inspired images, the series is as lifeless as the robots it depicts.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: March 15, 2019
  • Network: Netflix
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Last updated: February 18, 2023

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