In the vein of Black Mirror, Netflix decided to give another
anthology series a go. Love, Death & Robots tells 18 stories in 18
episodes, none longer than 18 minutes and none shorter than six. The time
frames are much more in accordance with online videos than mainstream television
The show is rated TV-MA and it’s indisputably the hardest TV-MA
rating in the history of television, apart from maybe late-night pornography or
snuff films. Every episode is filled with copious violence, severe language, and
extroverted nudity. Oh, by the way, (nearly) every episode is animated. Don’t let
that fool you, though, these aren’t your familiar Saturday morning cartoons.
Tim Miller (director of Deadpool) and David Fincher (subjectively
the greatest director of all time) produced the show while Miller also served as
the creator. Directors of the episodes include Miller, as well as many
art department, animation department, and visual effects veterans who have
worked on major live-action and animated features.
Only a handful of the episodes are mediocre or less; nearly
all are great with a few being damn-near perfect. The show already sits at #25
on IMDb’s Top TV
Shows of all time, though expect it to fall once more casual viewers catch
wind of it. Let’s sift through all the love, the death, and the robots and rank the 18 episodes from absolute worst to downright best. All synopses are
pulled straight from the streaming provider. No spoilers or plot points that
aren’t already mentioned.