With streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ becoming more and more popular, we are presented with an ever-increasing range of content to watch. One of the genres that have rapidly become more popular than ever is animated films and series. With a range of animation styles in themselves, each style having its own traits, they are just a treat to the eyes.

Read on to find out more about my personal list of must-watch animated series. While there are several categories within animated videos, this is a general classification and all sub-genres are included. Also, this is not an all-inclusive list, since I have tons of series on my watch list, so there will be shows I have missed.

Love Death + Robots

This series is an anthology of short stories. Each has its own distinct story, animation style, genre, and theme. The stories are captivating, though they are short. They range from sentient yogurt running the world to space travelers caught in a space spider’s web, alternate history, and so much more. This will forever have a spot on my list and is a must-watch.

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Rick and Morty

This one is ab obvious choice. The infinite universes, the ultra-smart grandad, and the average grandkid are just the starting point of what is a very entertaining watch. Sure, some of the episodes in the 5th season were just average, but the other super-duper awesome episodes make up for them. The usual insights into (the true) Rick’s life just make you want to know more about this weird and complicated narcissistic genius who treats everybody as he likes.

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Arcane

Arcane is the recently released series based on the League of Legends universe. The show packs a punch, scoring 9.1 on IMDb and becoming a critically acclaimed show very quickly. It follows the story of two sisters and the war between two sections of the world. Another must-watch series.

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Bojack Horseman

A washed-up sitcom actor, trying to get his life together while also dealing with his emotions and the people around him. And also the people from his past. And also a guy that lives in his house free of cost, and his girlfriends. Bojack Horseman is humorous, but also serious.

It is explicit in both the humor and the seriousness. The show also focuses on other characters, not just Bojack himself. We have Diane Nguyen, Mr. Peanutbutter, Todd Chavez, and Princess Carolyn. We get to see all of these characters as individuals and as people who meet almost every other day.

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Invincible

A comic-based superhero series, this one is one of the best there is. A dark and action-packed show, you can feel that there is something huge coming. But you will not be able to guess when the ugly will rear its head.

This show also focuses on different characters apart from just the main protagonists and weaves a beautiful yet dark story of family, friends, and monsters. The title gets bloodier over the episodes, signifying the darkening nature of the story.

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What If

What If is a 2021 series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The show takes us back to some of the most crucial moments of the events that have occurred in the MCU movies. But, in each of them, we are taken on a journey to an alternate reality, and there is sure a chance that they are possible in the multiverse.

It is nice to re-imagine the different events and makes one think quite a bit about what the entire timeline would have looked like, and what other possibilities are there to it.

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Archer

We are taken into the story of Sterling Archer, a covert black ops agent in ISIS, a top-secret spy agency. There are literally too many elements involved in the series to explain it all here, but it does involve dark humor, drama, crime, and a good amount of narcissism. A good casual watch.

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Castlevania

Based on Konami’s game series, this series follows a vampire hunter who battles Dracula’s monsters to save the people of Wallachia. The first two seasons are based on Castlevania III, while some parts of the Castlevania: Curse of Darkness is also incorporated.

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Final Space

Gary, an astronaut, is condemned to a space prison. He is confined alone in a spaceship and has to complete his sentence there. Along the way, he meets Mooncake, a being who has powers that can destroy whole planets. Unknowing this fact, Gary befriends and defends the cute Mooncake. Meanwhile, there are other people searching for Mooncake to use its powers for their own purposes. The show is a good comedic sci-fi watch.

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F is for Family

This series tells the story of Frank and his family. The show focuses on all the characters in the family, and some more beyond the family as well. The characters are solidly written and the humor is good. Set in the 1970s, we are told the story of an American dad who tries to manage his family and work, and everything else that gets between a man and his TV.

In addition, we see his wife trying to find some meaning in her life. At the same time, each of their three kids is traumatized, rigging explosions, playing in bands, and drinking. Each character has its own screen time, its own drama, its own problems to deal with, and its own charisma.

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That is all for now folks. Enjoy your TV shows and check out the ones mentioned here if you haven’t caught them yet. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below. For more content, stay with us, here at Spiel Times.    

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