Netflix’s Love, Death + Robots are no longer the streaming service’s little secret. Developed by the director of Deadpool, this series gives visionary filmmakers the chance to tell unique sci-fi stories via animation that is as slick and stylized as they are photo-real. While this volume does not offer as many standout episodes as its previous two, it still delivers on a professional level with masterful storytelling across a broad range of animation styles. And the credit goes to two of its best episodes: “Jibaro” and “Bad Travelling.” With that being said, fans are continuously echoing their perception regarding why they think either of the two is “the best.” Let’s check out what’s so special about these two episodes, one after the other, and also what fans are saying about them.
Netflix’s Love, Death + Robots: Jibaro
“Jibaro” by Alberto Mielgo, who has also made the award-winning short “The Witness” (also animated by Volume One), tells the story of a gilded lake-siren and a knight involved in a sensual and deadly dance. The characters’ pantomime conveys control and despair. “Jibaro” plays with tension thanks to fast editing, excellent music, and animation showing abstract motion that suggests mobility from primitive times. These ideas combine to achieve an eerily poignant statement about colonialism as portrayed through siren songs that lure adventurous men to their deaths on the lake’s poisoned waters.
jibaro might just be one of the best episodes of love death robots pic.twitter.com/vZwzslIvDd
— jeré 🥑 (@jerek1dd0) May 22, 2022
I love it so much, and felt what he was trying to depict. It was art pic.twitter.com/ImZASaEV2U
— TRASHLITERALTRASH (@itsme__nobody) May 23, 2022
Jibaro is an easy favorite in the latest season of Love, Death & Robots. I honestly think it's one of, if not the best episode in the entire series (+ Good Hunting and Zima Blue). Sharing a Jibaro-inspired poem I wrote immediately after watching. pic.twitter.com/phnCkO8DFl
— Ludwig Bables (@ludables) May 23, 2022
// jibaro is the best episode from s3 of love death and robots and i will be pulling inspo from it for the rest of my life – thank you management
— 5'5 on a good day (@RamThaGod) May 20, 2022
This episode of Love, Death + Robots might’ve been the best animation I’ve ever seen pic.twitter.com/LlhkbSqQex
— Lean 💯 (@UncleJaylean) May 21, 2022
Fans Think ‘Bad Traveling’ Is The Episode
The debut of famed Director David Fincher’s animation was just as adventurous as any of his thrillers. It shows us the gradual descent into desperation as a captain is forced to choose between saving himself and sacrificing his own men on board his ship. The animated short clearly depicts the consequences that come with making a choice some consider to be unjustifiable even in the face of death.
Bad Travelling is the best episode of Love Death + Robots s3, and is one of the best episodes across the entire show, and nothing you say will convince me otherwise
— Jax (@Kirioth) May 21, 2022
Bad Travelling is the best episodes from the Season 3 of Love Death + Robot.
We all thought Turrin was mad and overzealous but man is fiery. pic.twitter.com/9YDds2rgtT
— Rand al-Thor (@Agunbiade_Gafar) May 21, 2022
— Arthur Morgan 𐱅𐰇𐰼𐰰 (@abzkrt89) May 20, 2022
Petition to make this as a feature film. David Fincher'e one is soo good. Character transition in 17 minutes short. 💥
Bad Travelling, Love Death And Robots S03E02 pic.twitter.com/sqNkc4hQpE
— 𝐚𝐬𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐟 (@usernametakenra) May 21, 2022
Love Death + Robots season 3 episode "Bad Travelling" seriously could be a Dishonored TV show with a couple of tweaks. pic.twitter.com/UxGoDqQGcI
— jez 🔜 @ gamescom (@JezCorden) May 25, 2022
With all being said, Love, Death + Robots Season 3 is streaming exclusively on Netflix.