Animated Sci-Fi And Horror Comes To Netflix
One of my favorite authors, John Scalzi, has already beaten me to the punch endorsing the series Love Death + Robots over on Netflix this past week. It’s understandable since three stories from his anthology Miniatures were adapted into episodes for the series.
Even if they had been replaced with another writer’s stories it would still be an awesome series of science fiction and horror stories. It has a variety of styles of animation to begin with, and the Horror Stories use more of a psychological approach for scaring viewers instead of the more common gore approach. They do use gore, mind you, but it is not used in excess.
The animation is just as good as the writing that goes into the series. It leaves me hoping there will be a second season. Even the couple of episodes I wasn’t totally invested in were good.
Between space farmers, space archaeologists, and intergalactic MMA, this series hits all over the map. And those are just some of the great things in it. There is even a story about yogurt gaining rulership over the world. You’ll have to see to believe it.
This series breaks the mold of what was thought to be the ideal way to make adult cartoons. Something of this nature has not been done since The Simpsons. Even if it’s not the same genre, it has a similar impact.
This is a breakthrough show on many levels, between the writing and animation, and shows off several different writers while also showing off a number of different styles of animation. None of them try to outdo each other; they just tell their own story in the best possible way.
It makes for an interesting and compelling series to watch. Though not every episode will be for everyone, most of them will be enjoyed by someone. I am giving this Netflix series 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Are you ready to see what goes bump in the night in space?