Smarter Faster Better: The secrets of being productive in life and business | Review

I recently came across a book while looking for some stuff about being more productive in day to day life considering I hardly get time to do anything else after completing my day at the job. I looked for some suggestions on internet and got to know about Smarter Faster Better. While the name was quite appealing and the suggestions were also thick, I decided to go for it. Now let me share what I learned from this book and if it is really worth giving your time or not.

Let’s talk about the author first, this book was penned by Charles Duhigg who is an American journalist and non fictional writer. He used to be a reporter in The New York Times. He has written 2 books so far on productivity and habits, The Power of Habit & Smarter Faster Better. He also won Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting in 2013 for his work on articles over the business practices of Apple.

Now let me tell you briefly about this book. Smarter Faster Better is all about productivity, innovative ideas, work ethics, mental toughness and all the weapons you need in your mental arsenal to move through the day. You are going to find a lot of interesting but real life examples where people had problems related to being more productive and being smarter than the people around.

Author talks about those events in pretty deep details and gives his own observations and commentary too. Author took a most of the part of the book on talking about the examples and how these examples can be your answer to many problems. The analysis on each chapter is done keeping the understanding level of readers in mind and sketches were used to convey the message better.

The book has total 8 chapters and I would really like to share some brief details about each chapter.

  1. Motivation: Re-imagining Boot Camp, Nursing Home Rebellions, and the Locus of Control
  2. Teams: Psychological Safety at Google and Saturday Night Live
  3. Focus: Cognitive Tunneling, Air France Flight 447, and the Power of Mental Models
  4. Goal Setting: Smart Goals, Stretch Goals, and the Yom Kippur War
  5. Managing Others: Solving a Kidnapping with Lean and Agile Thinking and a Culture of Trust
  6. Decision Making: Forecasting the Future (and Winning at Poker) with Bayesian Psychology
  7. Innovation: How Idea Brokers and Creative Desperation Saved Disney’s Frozen
  8. Absorbing Data: Turning Information into Knowledge in Cincinnati’s Public Schools

Though the book presents really good ideas to be smarter, better and faster, however there are few shortcoming that could have been avoided. Initial chapters were stretched for more than enough time. Over explanation of the examples made it a slow read therefore even I could not complete this book in just few reading and had to give it a lot of time with several sittings. If the author had slashed some content from the book then it would have been better than how it is now.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I will rate this book with 4 out of 5 stars. I found the ideas and suggestions really helpful and the writing was also simple and easy to understand. If you are going through some struggle with managing time or being more productive in life then this book can be your addition to one of the solutions.

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Yasuke: Story of a Black Samurai | Review | Netflix

I am a big fan of Anime and there are millions of other people like me who craves for good anime. Currently Netflix is one of the biggest anime supplier for us and I feel the way Netflix is releasing anime’s every week, soon it is going to be one of the biggest platform for anime lovers. One interesting thing to mention here is that Netflix itself is producing Netflix original anime’s in big number. Few honorable mentions are Castle Vania, Your Story, Ajin etc.

I recently came across one of the recently launched Netflix original anime series “Yasuke”. The story of “Yasuke” is based on a real events which took place in 16th Century Japan. “Yasuke” was one of the legendary Samurai warriors who served under Japanese daimyo Oda Nobunaga during the Sengoku period of Samurai conflicts. However, for everyone’s surprise Yasuke was not a Japanese soldier, in fact, he was a black African slave who earned Oda Nobunaga’s praise after showing his skills as a warrior and later bought by Nobunaga.

We see a different reality in the fantasy world of Yasuke. Here Yasuke is serving lord Oda Nobunaga who purchased him from a slaver after seeing his fighting skills. Yasuke was soon promoted to the special squad of 7 Samurai warriors and helped Oda Nobunaga win multiple ward until the last war where Oda Nobunaga embraced death and Yasuke fled to some remote village and started working as a boatman and worked the same for 20 year. Suddenly his life took a turn and he had to go back the Samurai way to save a girl from an evil witch who wanted the power of that girl to live 100 more years. But what happens next, you need to watch the series to know that.

I really liked the way how the warrior’s skills, magic and technology were mixed and used in the series. Nothing was overlapping anything and equilibrium was established. The protagonist was strong and righteous and was ready to sacrifice everything to save the people under his shadow. Social differences and racism was addressed beautifully. We could also see the human nature and the bond people share among themselves. Animation part and background score was good and complimenting to the story.

However, I did not enjoy the fight scenes as much as I enjoy them in other Anime’s. The fight scenes could not give birth to any excitement and somewhere seemed dull. There were a lot of plot holes like if the girl was already aware of the extent of her powers then why she was so afraid to use them initially. And how some robot suddenly gets emotional after death of a friends and committed suicide.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I will give 3.5 out of 5 stars Yasuke. I believed it could be a lot better if some more time had spent on the script. There is no further season coming of Yasuke so nothing to wait for. I hope Netflix will come up with some more ideas and bring good anime for us.

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Review of Haseen Dillruba(A Movie)

A woman was feeding slices of meat to stray dogs in a busy afternoon on a street. She seemed to be in a hurry but she was taking a lot of time in feeding the dogs too like she had all the time in the world. Her face had passive tension and she was thinking deeply about something. Suddenly she heard a loud voice like a bomb from her back side. She was in a sudden state of shock but somehow she kept herself together. She saw flames coming out of a house while breaking the door, window and walls. She ran into that house which was engulfed in blaze and found smoke and fire everywhere and a sharp smell of burned meat. Her eyes suddenly fall on something on the floor and she screamed and started crying. It was a hand loosely wrapped in clothes and still burning, however, there was a tattoo inked on that hand and a name was written over there. The name on that burning hand was – Rani.

That is the first scene of “Haseen Dillruba” and it is just the beginning of it. This movie has so much to offer that I want to discuss its good and bad aspects in details. First let’s talk about the plot of the movie in a brief. The story starts with Rishabh Saxena aka Rishu who is an engineer living in Jwalapur. He was looking for a girl for arrange marriage along with his family and in this search he visited Rani’s house to meet her and her family. Rishu started liking her from the very first meeting and later they both agreed to get married. Rishu being a shy and innocent guy failed to impress Rani after getting married. One day he heard Rani talking bad stuff about him behind his back to her family. This broke his heart and he started keeping distance from her. And then Rishu’s cousin Neel came to stay with them for few days and things started heating up between Rani and Neel.

While this story is going in the background, on present day Rani is being accused of killing Rishu and going through an investigation where the inspector in charge has firm belief that Rani killed her husband Rishu to get rid of him. But did she really kill him or somebody else did it? Please watch this movie on Netflix to find out.

The movie was released on Netflix on 2nd July, 2021 with 136 minutes of running time. The main star cast is Vikrant Messey as Rishu, Taapsee Pannu as Rani, Harshvardhan Rane as Neel, Aditya Srivastava as Inspector Kishore Rawat and Yamini Das as Lata(Rishu’s mother). The movie was written by Kanika Dhillon and directed by Vinil Mathew. All the songs were by Amit Trivedi and the music score was by Amar Mangrulkar.

Now let’s come to the performances of the star cast. Taapsee Pannu has proven again and again that she is one of the finest Bollywood actress we have and she has done a great job in this movie too. She is so charming and beautiful and in this movie that you can not take your eyes off of her whenever she is on the screen. This is one of her best work as an actress. Harshvardhan Rane did an amazing job too and he was able to do justice with his role. But, the real star of the movie is Vikrant Massey, he played the role of Rishu so gracefully that you will just wonder that why he is so underrated. From a shy and innocent guy to a psychopath, he played all the parts with great conviction. He will make you love him, pity him, hate him and again love him. Yamini Das took the reins of comedy sequences and she was able to made me laugh each time she was on the screen. Her funny suicide attempts to her fights with newly wed daughter in-law, all seemed so related and real.

The cinematography work was good and it was able to give the real feel of Jwalapur. All the songs in the movie by Amit Trivedi was soulful and heart touching. You would like to listen these songs again and again. Script and story is pretty tight and it will keep you hooked from the very first scene to till the climax. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and was in shock at the climax. “Haseen Dillruba” has a surprising climax which we hardly see now in Bollywood.

With all these amazing stuffs this movie offered, I had a little complain which can be just my personal opinion and you might feel different. I felt that all the characters were exaggerated part of themselves and sometimes does not feel real or seem over the top. But this does not take away the fact that I enjoyed it at the fullest.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

I will give 4.5 out of 5 stars to this movie. This is a must watch guys. It has all my favorite actors who are really underrated and should get more work in Bollywood. I really wish to see this trio again in some other projects.

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Fatherhood Movie Review: Can Kevin Hart make you cry?

We all know Kevin Hart by his impeccable comedy timing and his stand up comedy videos. He has worked in several movies where he won our hearts with his comic skills as an actor and  his fabulous dialogue delivery. He can even turn a bored written scene into an amazing scene with his performance. There is no question that he is a wonderful actor but can he do anything different then comedy?

We can get the answer to this question in his latest movie Fatherhood which is a comedy drama movie. Fatherhood is a story of a man named Matthew Logeline who deeply loves his wife but she passes away in hospital just after giving birth to their daughter Maddy. Now Matthew is all alone with his daughter and looking at his condition, his in-laws offers to either take Maddy with them or ask Matthew to move with them so that they can take care of her Maddy’s upbringing. Matthew was not ready to let the last part of his beloved wife go away from him so he decided to bring Maddy up all by himself. This leads to a lot of problems and issues in his personal and professional life and as Maddy grows up she also faces issues in school and outer world. Now will Matthew give up on his job or give up on Maddy and let her grandparents take her? You need to watch the movie to find that out.

Fatherhood was directed by Paul Weitz from the screenplay by Weitz and Dana Stevens. The story was based on a 2011 memoir Two kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of loss and love by Matthew Logelin. Kevin Hart played the role of Matthew, Melody Hurd played Maddy, Alfre Woodard played Marion the grandparent, Lil Rel Howey played Matthew’s best friend, Dewanda Wise played the love interest of Matthew.

This movies takes you to an emotional journey as the story processes. Kevin Hart did an amazing job and he was able to made us laugh and cry at a lot of moments. This movie proves that he is not just a comedian but an amazing actor too. Melody did a great job as Maddy and she appeared quite natural in front of the camera. Alfre and Lil Rel also shined whenever they were on the screen. Background music was satisfactory and complimented the mood of the film. It was just 109 minutes long so it keeps your interest in it intact throughout the run time.

The story had few emotional scenes which were good enough to bring tears to my eyes. Matthew and Melody showed great chemistry over the screen. Paul was successful in portraying the inner conflicts of a single father and his day to day challenges. Kevin Hart definitely steals the show with his performance and I expect more of such works from him.

With all the amazing stuffs Fatherhood offered, there were few pitfalls too which could not be avoided. The movie was pretty predictable and had nothing new to offer. You can figure out the climax in just few minutes of staring of the movie. Few scenes did not seem realistic enough specially scenes from the office.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I will give 4 out of 5 stars to Fatherhood considering the performance of the star cast and an honest attempt to show the day to day life and problems of a single father and his relationship with his daughter. It is a sweet movie and you can go for it for a lighter mood.

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Review of Jujutsu Kaisen: Good VS Evil at its best

Jujutsu Kaisen Poster

The most underrated animation branch is Anime even when it has the best story telling methods and animation work. There are millions of Anime fans around the world and most of the Anime’s have a strong and passionate fan base like Naruto, Naruto Shipuden, Dragon Ball Z, One-Piece, Full metal Alchemist, Attack on Titans and several more. Anime is basically animation word for Japanese which includes all kind of animation works, regardless of its origin.

I recently came across an Anime which is currently the best in market and soon to break all the records of viewership. I am talking about “Jujutsu Kaisen” which is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Gege Akutami. “Jujutsu Kaizen” is story of a high school student Yuji Itadori who accidentally consumes a cursed object. Due to consuming the cursed object, an evil and powerful cursed spirit named Ryomen Sukuna started residing in his body. Now Yuji is asked to take admission in Jujutse High school so that he can learn to control his powers and help other Jujutsu sorcerers in exorcising other cursed spirits. From here his adventures journey starts towards finding his purpose of life and getting stronger.

Satoru Gojo Sensei

So far only 1 season with 24 episodes has been released and on Netflix it was released on 3rd June, 2021. This is one of the best Anime series available on Netflix currently. The storyline is simply amazing and deeply captivating. All the characters are strong and funny. The series will keep you on edge throughout the episodes and you will never feel like leaving the series in middle.

The best thing I like about Anime is their action sequences and I can say that this series offered one of the best action sequences. You can never guess the outcome of any fight. Each character is crazily strong and motivated. They all have a back story to back their personality and purpose in life. It has a lot of funny moments to make you chuckle. The background score is simply the best part of the series. Though you will have to see this with subtitles but that’s the beauty of it. You can only get the true essence of any anime in it’s own language so I will always suggest you guys to watch Anime with subtitles.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I will give this series 5 out of 5 stars cause honestly I could not find anything wrong with this series and I simply fell in love with it. It is a must watch and should get more popularity. I wish someday Hollywood will come out of its prejudice about eastern Cinema and anime work and start recognizing them on big stages like it did with Korean Movie Parasite last year.

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Why “How to Win Friends and Influence People” is the best?

There are hundreds of books available today on effective communication and influencing people as you wish but how practical and effective they are, we can not say with certainty. However, there is one book which has been standing tall for decades in the flood of self help books. You know I am talking about “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. You must be thinking that what makes this book so special that I feel so overwhelmed by it.

Excerpt from the Book

Before we get into the details of why I loved it so much let’s talk about its author late Mr. Dale Carnegie. He was a very well known American writer and lecturer, and the developer of courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training , public speaking and interpersonal skills. He always believed that you can change other people’s behavior by changing your behavior towards them. He also wrote “How to stop worrying and start living(1948)”, “Lincoln the unknown(1932)” and several other books.

Dale Carnegie

How to Win Friends and Influence People” was published in 1936 and the ideas mentioned in the book are relevant and effective even today. This book is divided into 4 major parts and each part have several sub-parts. Let me mention the main parts of the book:

  1. Fundamental techniques in handling people
  2. Six ways to make people like you
  3. How to win people to your way of thinking
  4. Be a leader: How to change people without giving offence or arousing resentment
Excerpt from the Book

Each part has a way of going through you with interesting anecdotes. The language of the book is very simple and easy to understand. You will connect with the people and events mentioned in the book. All the ideas are really helpful and you can apply them in your life right now and see the results. I believe a lot of ideas from the book were used in “Munna bhai MBBS 2” where the protagonist tries to resolve everyday life problem with “Gandhigiri” though the ideas were actually from this book.

Munna Bhai MBBS 2

This book can be your answer to a lot of communication and people management problems. If you find it hard to befriend people or have your way with even unknown people then this book contains all the solutions you have been seeking for. This is my best read so far in terms of self help books.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I will give it 5 out of 5 stars. I simply loved the book and really wished that I had read it a long time back after hearing so much about it. This is a must read and I am sure you will also feel as good as I felt and head towards a change in your life.

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How Sweet is Netflix’s new series “Sweet Tooth”

Netflix is back with an another comic book adaptation but this time the story is not about any superhero or dark magic. This time they have something quite unique in its own way and full of surprises. We are talking about the latest Netflix original series “Sweet Tooth” which had already drawn the attention from everyone with the very first trailer launch. Let’s discuss how did it go and did it live up to the high expectations?

Saviors or spoiled brats?

“Sweet Tooth” is a fantasy drama series based on the comic book of the same name by Jeff Lemire. This series was developed by Jim Mickle for Netflix and it was premiered worldwide on 4th June, 2021. The story starts ten years back when due to some sudden virus outbreak few babies were born as hybrids of humans and animals. People believed that these babies were the reason why the virus emerged out of nowhere and killed most of the population hence they started hunting these babies. One of the babies a deer-boy named Gus was saved a by a man who nurtured Gus for a decade. Due to some unexpected events Gus decides to go out into the world to find his mom with help of a hunter which leads to an adventures journey.

A long journey to find a place you belong

Christian Convery who played Gus did a wonderful job and excelled in portraying all the emotions through his innocence. It is a treat to see him on the screen and you can simply fall in love with his character in an instance. Nonso Anozie played the part of Tommy Jepperd who is a hunter and better known as the last man. His chemistry with Gus is pretty convincing and he gives the vibe of a guy you can rely on. Other important roles were Will Forte as Pubba, Stefania LaVie Owen as Bear, Aliza Vellani as Rani, Adeel Akhtar as Dr. Singh, Dania Ramirez as Aimee and Neil Sandilands as General Steven Abbot.

Sweet Tooth Star Cast

Entire series was shot in New Zealand so you can imagine the visual treat you are going to get. Most of the scenes took place on really beautiful locations that makes it soothing for the eyes. Background score was up to the mark and complimenting. Dialogues were well written and well delivered. The series will keep you engaged on almost all the parts and you will feel connected with the characters. This series will take you to an emotional journey and you might get tears in few scenes. The narrator also hit all the chords and played an important part for story development.

Christina Convery as Gus

However, there were few plot holes and scenes which were not explained or answered properly. Scenes where you do not see Gus in it can be a bit tedious. Sub plots were also stretched far more than required time.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

I will give this series 4.5 stars out of 5 for narrating such a beautiful story of love, mother, world and emotions. If we leave those few shortcomings then the series is a must watch and you are going to thoroughly enjoy it like I did.

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Review of Sweet Tooth

How scary is Netflix’s Vampire Saga Castle Vania(Anime Series)?

Castle Vania

Well Vampires are considered to be one of the most fascinating fictional characters. If we go by the stories then they are good looking, smart, rich, sophisticated and immortal bloodsuckers. There is so much content available on Vampires that some people even think that they are for real and have done research on them at a great extent. While there is still no proof to establish their existence but the stories based on them are simply amazing and crowd pulling.

Dracula

The very first vampire is considered to be the Count Dracula who is the most powerful being and creator of the entire race of vampires. There are numerous theories behind his birth and each story has it’s own universe and characters. “Castle Vania” is part of one of that extended vampire universe. It is based on the Japanese video game series of the same name by Konami. Initially it was supposed to be a film but it went on a development hell till 2015, afterwards Adi Shankar boarded the project and later it was picked by Netflix.

Castle Vania Cast

The series premiered on Netflix on July 7, 2017 and since then 4 seasons has been released so far. The latest 4th season was launched on Netflix on May 13, 2021. The story starts as the vampire Count Vlad Dracula Tepes’s wife was burned on a stake by the people of Wallachia after being falsely accused of witchcraft. Now Count Dracula wants to kill all the people of Wallachia in revenge and for that he used his pawns to create an army of night creatures and demons. To fight against this killing spree few people came together, their aim was to kill Dracula so that all of this dance of death can be stopped. An outcast monster hunter Trever Belmont, the magician Sypha Belnades and Dracula’s dhampir(his hybrid son with his human wife) son Alucard came together to complete this mission.

Trevor Belmont

Each episode of this series filled with gory scenes and mind boggling action sequences. The story stays tight and has the power to surprise after every few episodes. There is a clear struggle between good & bad which leads to several interesting conflicts among characters. Back stabbing and death of an important characters is as frequent as in Game of Thrones. Once you start it, you can not stop until you finish it. You stay glued to the show and might mince few cuss words after a surprising change of events in the series. The dialogues are really impact-full and can ride you to the journey of all the emotions. The chemistry among characters seems real and convincing. Actions sequence and graphic works are top notch and background scores will keep complimenting it.

Trevor VS Death

However, few scenes will appear superficial and you might think that few particular sequences were not possible to happen even in fictional world. A lot of cuss words and gory sequences were used and you might wanna keep your children away from this series until they are adults.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

I will give 4.5 stars to this show. This show is simply amazing and if you are an anime fan like me then this is a must watch for you. This is going to take you to a tour to the world of vampires and demons that’s simply breathtaking.

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Review of Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead”

Army of the Dead

Since 1932 when the first ever Zombie movie “White Zombie” was released, the Hollywood obsession over Zombies has not faded even a little bit. There have been hundreds of Zombie movies and several TV shows on this theme so far and there does not seem to an end to it. Often called as “Undead”, “living dead”, “dead walkers” etc. has a separate genre dedicated to itself which is both scary and entertaining at the same time.

Zombie/Undead/Dead Walker/Living Dead

One of the most celebrated Hollywood director who has movies like 300(2006), Watchman(2009), Sucker Punch(2011), Snyder’s cut Justice League(2021) in his kitty, Zack Snyder made his feature film debut in 2004 with Dawn of the Dead which was a remake of the 1978 film with the same name, considered to be one of the most loved movies on Zombies.

Zack Snyder

“Army of The Dead” by Zack Snyder released on Netflix on 21st May, 2021. The story is about a group of people tasked to bring back $200 Million from a casino vault situated in LA which has been quarantined because of Zombie outbreak in the city. Now government is thinking of dropping a strategic nuclear bomb in the city to get rid of this problem all at once and the group has to bring back all the money before the bomb drops. Now it is not as simple as it seems, they need to fight a group of smarter and faster Zombies known as Alpha Zombies along with ordinary Zombies to accomplish the mission.

Army of the Dead Main Cast

The lead actor and protagonist is Dave Bautista who played Scott Ward, a former mercenary and a small restaurant owner and eventually the leader of the task force assembled for the mission. Ella Purnell playes the role of his daughter, Huma Quereshi had a small role in the film, Omari Hardwick played the role of another mercenary and rest of the star cast were Chris D’Elia, Hiroyuki Sanada, Garret Dillahunt, Raúl Castillo, Nora Arnezeder, Matthias Schweighöfer, Samantha Win, and Richard Cetrone.   

Dave Bautista

Each character played his part honestly and their performances were very convincing. Dave Bautista shines the most in the movie in terms of his power to act even emotional scenes as par with action scenes. He has looked amazing in the movie and really tried to pulled the movie up on his soldiers. The cinematic universe created by Zack Snyder is unique and fascinating. He took a different approach towards Zombie universe and portrayed the story beautifully. He takes his time to explore the world he created and takes his audience on a tour with him. He tried to carve out human emotions too at the time of danger and their sacrifices when the death is at their doorstep. All the action scenes were impeccable and beautifully choreographed.

Zombie Tiger

However, the movie is 148 minutes long and takes a test of your patience in a lot of scenes. A lot of questions were unanswered and the decisions taken by several characters in the movie appeared stupid which led to unnecessary sacrifices. Climax scenes were very slow and the movie was stretched by many minutes for no reason. A lot of scenes were created for humour but failed to generate any laughter.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I will give 3.5 stars to this movie for those slow scenes and failed attempts of humor. This is a one time watch however if you love the genre then you will fall in love with the theme of the movie. According to the latest reports, Zack Snyder is set to work on the next part too. I hope that will be a better movie with better visual experience.

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Castlevania

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Review of Love, Death & Robots Season 2

Love, Death & Robots Season 2

An anthology is a collection of literary works chosen by the compiler. It may be a collection of plays , poems, short stories, songs or excerpts by different author. This might be a new word for most of us but not a new thing. We have seen a lot of movies and shows which comes with different stories depicted by different authors or directors in one movie or series.

Love, Death & Robots Season 1

Netflix has been one of the front runners in producing amazing anthologies for its viewers. We all are familiar with Ludo(the movie), Super Deluxe(the movie) and Lust stories(the series) and we all loved the stories told in them. The latest addition in the long list of anthologies offered by Netflix is Love, Death & Robots Season 2. After great success of the first season in 2019, Netflix released the second season after a long wait in 14th May, 2021.

Iconic moments from Love, Death & Robots Season 1

Now those who feels like animation is for kids, I dare you to see season 1 and then say the same thing. The first season completely changed the opinion of a lot of people with such amazing animation work and the variety of graphical work presented by the show. Each and every story from season 1 kept everyone on the edge of their seats and made us wondering about what’s going to happen next. All the emotions were beautifully crafted in those stories and I simply fell in love with the first season from the very first episode.

Characters from Love, Death & Robots Season 2

Just like season one, season 2 too comes up with amazing stories. It has only 8 episodes ranging from 7 – 20 minutes. You can watch the entire season in one sitting and experience all the emotions within an hour. You can really watch all the kinds of animation work available in digital space in simply one series. You will connect with the characters and stories from the very first minute of the episode and stay glued till the end. Each story is completely different from one another and each story can take you to a completely different world. Each episode has the potential to be adapted as a movie.

I would like to give a brief overview of each episode:

  1. Automated Customer Service: How a simple day help machine can change everything with a wrong command in the world of robots.
  2. Ice: Life of a normal human being in the world of genetically advanced people.
  3. Pop Squad: When having a baby is a crime in the world of immortals.
  4. Snow desert: Entire world is after you because of your powers and then you meet your match.
  5. The tall grass: Getting off your train on an unexpected spot can take a deadly turn.
  6. All through the house: Children wait for Santa on Christmas and face a monster instead.
  7. Life Hutch: When you move and you die by the very thing supposed to save your life.
  8. The Drowned Giant: When a dead man can teach you a life lesson.

The series has a lot to offer but the one of the episodes is very slow and you might not feel that excited while watching it because of the hype it creates from the very first episode. I also felt that the episodes were really short and it could have been explored more by few minutes.

I will give it 4 stars out of 5 because of these few shortcomings. However, I can assure you that you are going to enjoy it thoroughly if we leave these 2 deficiencies. This can be a completely new experience for you if you are looking for something different to watch these days.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Next on the page I am going to review Zack Snyder’s “Army of The Dead”. Stay tuned.

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