'Almost Human' review: This sci-fi show is almost perfect

"Almost Human" does one of the hardest things on TV: make a futuristic, science-fiction world seem relevant and familiar to audiences. It helps that the show is, at its heart a buddy-cop story. The fact that one of the buddies is a robot only serves to give "Almost Human" a new feel in a couple of old genres.Things change but crime stays the sameIn the future, police officers are partnered with androids, typically called "synthetics" in "Almost Human." The synthetics are incredibly useful in the field, combining fighting abilities with perfect data recording and direct links to computer networks. They're also emotionless and bound entirely by logic.For Detective John Kennix (Karl Urban), the synthetics are nothing but a pain in his injured leg. Returning to the force after an extended medical leave, Kennix can't work well with a synthetic until he is partnered with Dorian (Michael Ealy). Dorian is different -- an older model...



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