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PapaGreg

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Fair warning though if you are disturbed with graphic sex and violence also don't watch this series also if you suffer from epilepsy. Whelp I just got back from watching Love, Death & Robots and while I can't say a lot of the series as whole since its an anthology series it was pretty good. Seeing how its an animated anthology series it was pretty fun seeing mostly different art styles and seeing how this is a collection of short stories no episode is longer than 16 minutes so if you are watching a short you don't like it will be over soon, or skip it because it doesn't connect to anything. If I would have one gripe with the series is that a good chunk of the the episodes have the "Realistic Video game Cutscene" artstyle which is super boring.

Best Short- Good Hunting
It sort of starts off slow but it masterfully combines Asian folklore with Steampunk, I'm not going to say much but everything from the begging comes back in the end.
Worst Short- Beyond the Aquila Rift
Remember how I said a good chunk of the show art style can be describe as "Realistic Videogame Cutscene" yeah this is one of them also the episode was long and boring with a mediocre ending.

So that's my thoughts what were your favorite/least favorite.
 

Gatordragon

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I just finished the first short and hoo, boy! That was some funky gish. I'd describe it as Real Steel meets Evolve set in cyberpunk. Makes me want to finish the rest of the shorts.

I see what you mean about the "Realistic Video game Cutscene" artstyle, PapaGreg. The first short had it and while it is impressive from a technical standpoint and went well with the grittiness of the short, I'd grow weary of it if a lot of the shorts kept using the artstyle.
 

Magmaster12

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A lot of these are pretty bad and feel like shock for shock's sake like if you're into one shot anthologies like Heavy Metal this might be for you but I don't know.

My favorite one was easily Three Robots since it was funny and had a strong sense of originality.
 

PapaGreg

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I just finished the first short and hoo, boy! That was some funky gish. I'd describe it as Real Steel meets Evolve set in cyberpunk. Makes me want to finish the rest of the shorts.

I see what you mean about the "Realistic Video game Cutscene" artstyle, PapaGreg. The first short had it and while it is impressive from a technical standpoint and went well with the grittiness of the short, I'd grow weary of it if a lot of the shorts kept using the artstyle.
I kind of forgive the first and second short because they do have their own styles also I don't know if you are finished yet but you are going to love Suits
 

Gatordragon

Playful Pugilist
I kind of forgive the first and second short because they do have their own styles also I don't know if you are finished yet but you are going to love Suits
Oh, I did. Suits and Three Robots are my favorites so far. I'm a third through these shorts now.
 

Dragnatek

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I liked that the first two shorts had such contrasting tones. It set the mood for the whole series. It made it clear that every short was going to feel vastly different from each other, some would be very serious and dramatic, some silly and others somewhere in between.

Some of the shorts do feel like videogame cut scenes. Most of the time I can tell it's realistic CGI the only one where I thought they could be real was Beyond the Aquila Rift.

I'm two thirds of the way done. So far my favorites are Suits, Alternate Histories (I skipped to it early because I love the concept) and Good Hunting. Least favorites are The Witness and Helping Hand.
 

Radical Edward

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The shorts in this series vary in quality, but for the most part, I'm impressed. I do agree that they overused the realistic video game CGI style, even if it's not necessarily bad (especially in Beyond the Aquila Rift). My favorites are Zima Blue, Suits, Three Robots, The Witness, and Good Hunting.
 

PapaGreg

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I feel as if this show should've been named "One Man's Trash" because the enjoyability between different short seems to vary between person to person
 

Dragnatek

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One of the most confusing things about this series is that a lot of the shorts don't even have robots in it.
I guess the title is justified as every short has at least one of the three things in the title, love, death or robots.

I just watched Zima Blue and it's one of the best. It's interesting that one of the best shorts in this collection has no over the top violence, no sex, and no real nudity. Like those things are not needed for adult animation. It just needs an interesting premise and story.
 
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PapaGreg

Open bar knock yourself out
I guess the title is justified as every short has at least one of the three things in the title, love, death or robots.

I just watched Zuma Blue and it's one of the best. It's interesting that one of the best shorts in this collection has no over the top violence, no sex, and no real nudity. Like those things are not needed for adult animation. It just needs an interesting premise and story.
If I remember correctly the short doesn't even have any vulgar language either, I could honestly see it rated TV-PG
 

Gatordragon

Playful Pugilist
Overall, I'd say that LD&R is a pretty good assortment of shorts. I'd welcome another batch.

My top 5 shorts are (in no particular order):
Good Hunting
Suits
Zima Blue
Lucky 13
Three Robots

With Sucker of Souls and Alternate Histories being runner ups.
 

PapaGreg

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I really want Three Robots to be a series, while I like the rest as shorts I can see a potential series with the mentioned title. For me at least it has the most rewatchability.
 

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