Episodes one should see.
10. "Suits" (Season 1, Episode 4)
This episode is set in the distant future, the inhabitants of a small village are forced to fight a swarm of creepy aliens. The interesting detail is that they do it with the help of the Jaeger-style costumes from Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim. Stylish, unusual, funny.
9. "Mason's Rats" (Season 3, Episode 7)
Perfect for all fans of Pixar's Ratatouille. The rats in this episode are also endowed with high intelligence and even live in some kind of civilized community. The main character in the series is a farmer named Mason, who is desperately trying to get rid of the rodents that have taken over his barn. The rat army, however, does not give up easily and fearlessly engages in combat with the most advanced extermination systems.
8. "The Witness" (Season 1, Episode 3)
The plot of "The Witness" is based on the well-known time loop concept. However, the story is not so important here. The main feature of the episode is the unique animation technique created by the authors. We will see it again in the third season, in the episode called "Jibaro".
7. "Beyond the Aquila Rift" (Season 1, Episode 7)
"Beyond the Aquila Rift" is an episode with absolutely outstanding animation. We have nothing but respect for the creators for the high level of detail and the overall quality. It starts out as classic science fiction and later turns into something utterly frightening but conceptually philosophical.
6. "Three Robots" (Season 1, Episode 2)
Three robots embark on a fun, post-apocalyptic tour of a world that has no humans left in it. The characters spend a lot of time conversing, but also, most importantly, trying to understand the homo sapiens specie that is so weird to them. There is a somewhat unnecessary sequel of this story in the third season that offers nothing new but adds a bit to the story previously told. It's definitely the funniest episode of the series.
5. "All Through the House" (Season 2, Episode 6)
The shortest and most unpredictable episode, which could very well pass for the original Christmas commercial that corporations are so fond of making when the winter holidays are coming up. A girl named Leah and her little brother Billy want to see Santa Claus, but instead of the rosy-cheeked old man, they encounter something much scarier and more dangerous.
4. "Jibaro" (Season 3, Episode 9)
"Jibaro" is perhaps the most popular episode of the new season of Love, Death and Robots. The story has generated a lot of discussion online. Its stunning visuals seem secondary to the original sound design, which is integral to the story. Any addition to what has already been said would be a spoiler, so just go and watch it.
3. "Bad Travelling" (Season 3, Episode 2)
"Bad Travelling" was one of the most anticipated episodes of the new season, as it was developed by David Fincher himself. The plot of the episode revolves around a group of sailors drifting in the ocean who accidentally encounter the giant crab Thanapod. The ship's navigator, Torrin, is forced to make an extremely difficult and controversial choice that leads to an absolutely shocking finale.
2. "The Drowned Giant" (Season 2, Episode 8)
Another meaningful episode that feels more like a philosophical parable. The protagonist of "The Drowned Giant" is a mysterious dead giant man who somehow got washed up on the seashore. But that's not really what the story is about. "The Drowned Giant" is in many ways a reflection on the nature of humans, pulling frightening revelations out of the darkest depths of the human mind.
1. "Zima Blue" (Season 1, Episode 14)
The story of the great artist Zima continues to hold the top spot in the ranking of the best Love, Death and Robots episodes. Everything about this episode is perfect – the unique visual style, the plot with an unexpected final twist, and the catchy music. This episode could definitely be the lead-in to an entire feature-length film, and one can only hope that it actually happens someday.