Love, Death & Robots

TV review by Martin Brown, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Edgy sci-fi animation anthology lacks compelling stories.

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 21 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 22 reviews

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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
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age 17+

A Great Series Made For A Variety of Viewers

I’m not sure who gave the final rating for this series but god is it arguable. The first season does have a lot of sexual references as well as drugs use and profanity however as the seasons progress, we see much less of such. Despite this, this series has had some of the best animated stories to ever grace Netflix. There are specific episodes such as “Sonnies Edge”, “Beyond the Aquila Rift”, “Pop Squad”, “Snow in the Dessert”, “Jibaro” and “Bad Travelling” harbour not only amazingly realistic graphics (with some being slightly more stylised like Sonnies Edge and Bad Travelling) but also a solid, mind clenching storyline which, when paired with the music, fully immerses viewers into the realms of these stories. If realism isn’t your cup of tea, there are some amazing, more cartoon-like, episodes such as “The Very Pulse of The Machine”, “Fish Night”, “Good Hunting”, “Zima Blue”, “Suits” and “BlindSpot”. As well as some more humorous, but at times gory, episodes like “Three Robots”, “Automated Customer Service”, “Kill Team Kill”, “When the Yoghurt took Over” and “Alternate Histories”. The episodes are rather short which forces the creators to push such in depth stories into small episodes, some which I would argue deserve their own movies however this is done - for the most part - rather smoothly and well. The length of the episodes does, at times, come at the cost of some character development. If you want to avoid majority of the drugs, nudity and coarse language, I’d highly recommend watching through the third season as there is definitely much less of that. There is also a review here which I saw recommended episodes from previous seasons which have much less of all that as well. Overall, the series stretches across quite a wide variety of genres from fantasy to sci-fi to horror etc, giving it the ability to draw in anyone with an itch for something short, fun and interesting to watch.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: March 15, 2019
  • Network: Netflix
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Last updated: February 27, 2022

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