'Love, Death + Robots' season 2 deserves a proper ending to each of its episodes unlike season 1
The first season was themed around death, a post-apocalyptic world, alien species, and eclecticism; the second instalment is expected to continue in the same vein
'Love, Death + Robots' is one series on Netflix that could drown you into a mesmerizing world of cyborgs, action, and mechanization. With a bundle of 18 episodes, all ranging from seven to 21 minutes, the show didn't demand much time or effort. Packed into a parcel of futurism, it delves deeper into the blurred lines between humans and robots. Like a coin with two sides, it had its set of peaks and valleys.
Themed around death, a post-apocalyptic world, alien species, and eclecticism in its first season, the second installment is also set to continue in the same vein. So, as we anticipate season two, here's one complaint the makers need to take notice of — open-ended and incomplete episodic horrors! One thing different this season is that Jennifer Yuh Nelson is now onboard as the supervising director. She is best known for her work as a director on the 'Kung Fu Panda' franchise.
From the last season, some episodes that truly deserved a better ending in season one were 'Fish Night', 'Ice Age' and 'Good Hunting'. Meanwhile, there were a bunch of separate glitches with other episodes such as clinging to cliché concepts of sex, violence or soulless dialogue. Moreover, too often, the show focused on sexualized characters and nudity. A crisp storyline leaves more of a lasting impression than nude dolls, doesn't it?
Out of the 18 episodes, some of the most disappointing ones in the lot were 'Beyond the Aquila Rift', 'Sucker of Souls', 'Blindspot' and 'Helping Hand'. With much potential for making a new mark in the fascinating world of fantasy, the makers need to concentrate on varied style and tone. Sadly, even with a huge amount of episodes, most of them were forgettable. This time, hopefully, we can see the show creators churn out good quality stories instead of a large number.
Well, we have reason to be excited as co-creator Tim Miller said earlier this year: “Love, Death & Robots is my dream project, it combines my love of animation and amazing stories. Midnight movies, comics, books and magazines of fantastic fiction have inspired me for decades, but they were relegated to the fringe culture of geeks and nerds of which I was a part. I’m so excited that the creative landscape has finally changed enough for adult-themed animation to become part of a larger cultural conversation.”