Love, Death & Robots: Suits – Summary, Review (with Spoilers)

Jake (Scott Whyte), Hank (Neil Kaplan) and Mel (Tudi Roche) prepping to face off against a horde of Deebees.

Cartoon graphics mix with life or death situations creating moments that make you hold your breath in Suits.

Cartoon graphics mix with life or death situations creating moments that make you hold your breath in Suits.

Director(s) Franck Balson
Screenplay By Steven Lewis, Philip Gelatt
Date Released 3/16/2019
Genre(s) Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller
Good If You Like Robot Battling Aliens

Lead Characters Seeming Like They’ll Die, And Someone Actually Dying

Isn’t For You If You Don’t Like Cartoon-Like Animation
Noted Cast
Hank Neil Kaplan
Beth G.K. Bowes
Jake Scott Whyte
Mel Tudi Roche

Suits Plot Summary

On a farm situated on a planet’s crater live multiple families. Said families are protected by Hank, his wife Beth, as well as their neighbors Jake and Mel. However, while they are usually able to handle the attacks of the Deebees, today is unlike most days as multiple breaches appear and threaten everyone within the colony.

Question(s) Left Unanswered

  1. Considering the breaches likely are what keep oxygen circulating, how are they breathing, much less animals still alive, when a hole appears?
  2. There is also the question of what planet are they on, how they got there, and also questions about the technology but we’ll let that slide. Oh, and if the DeeBees destroyed Earth or not?


The Mix Of Saturday Morning Cartoon Animation & Violence

Compared to the others in the Love, Death & Robots series, the animation here isn’t awe-inspiring. In fact, it seems like what TellTale Games produced in their early years. However, with the Saturday morning cartoon look combining with the fight against DeeBees, the conflict creates quite a bit of interest as your mind adapts to what is going on.

It Was An Emotional Story

Beth (G.K. Bowes) looking rather shocked.
Beth (G.K. Bowes)

I’m not going to lie, even with all the action I was ready to write this off as mixed since no sooner did we meet Hank, Beth, and hear about others, the fight broke out and so I felt a little disconnect. But with this sense of comradery between Hank, Jake, and Mel, it is like we’ve been watching them farm, socialize, and be a bit of a dysfunctional family for an entire season. Making what feels like a final stand an epic battle that makes it so when they run out of ammo, you fear the worst.

Then, of course, there is what follows which gets you choked up for a moment and may even lead a single tear to fall from your eye. Well, that moment and a series of others which push you to question if this colony may fall or go from being above ground to being forced to live below the surface.

Overall: Positive (Worth Seeing) | Available on Netflix

Suits is surprisingly good. Despite having animation which isn’t often associated with an emotional experience, it gets to you a bit. All in a rather short time frame in which there isn’t a huge amount of talking because there are aliens to kill. And while, yes, there are questions left unanswered, you are so engrossed in what is going on in real time said questions only come to mind when it is over. Hence the positive label.

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