Love, Death & Robots: Season 2 (Entire Season)
May 22, 2022 8:04 PM - Season 2 (Full Season) - Subscribe

The Netflix series of short, animated (in various styles) science fiction films (although some of them edge on fantasy) continues. The season two cast includes Michael B. Jordan, Elodie Yung, Nancy Linari, Emily O'Brien, Joe Dempsie, Ike Amadi, Nolan North, Fred Tatasciore, Peter Franzén, Jennifer Hale, Sebastian Croft, Brian Keene, Steven Pacey, Scott Whyte, and Zita Hanrot. [CW: violence, with varying degrees of realism, and some sexual content.]

I decided to pull Seasons 2 and 3 out, even though the original post was for "All Seasons", both because the original post was done in the Before Times and because the episodes that got the most criticism in the first season for fanservice and sexual violence don't really have counterparts in this or the next season. (The seasons are also shorter--8 episodes this season and 9 in S3, versus 18 in S1, but arguably that makes the show a bit tighter.) Correspondingly, the Rotten Tomato scores have risen, with 85% this season vs. 77% for S1.

That's not to say that there's not some pretty upsetting scenes in some of these. There are two episodes that feature some of the implications of immortality, and in one of them, which owes a fair amount to Blade Runner, it doesn't flinch away from depicting how zero population growth is enforced. There are also two episodes that have people being stalked by defective or rebellious robots, one of them ("Automated Customer Service") by MeFi's Own jscalzi. Also includes an adaptation of a J.G. Ballard story, and what may be The Greatest Christmas Story Ever Told.
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