Almost Human Season 1 Review “Arrhythmia”

Almost Human returned tonight with the interesting but somewhat derivative episode “Arrhythmia”. With a lot of great character beats and some good action moments, this show continues to be one of the most fun new shows of the season. It may not be the incredible sci-fi series that Fringe and JJ Abrams fans might have expected, but I really do look forward to every new episode on Monday nights! That’s got to count for something, right?

The main plot of the episode involved people having black market artificial organs surgically inserted into their bodies, and suddenly dropping dead when they failed to make a payment. This plot might seem incredibly familiar for anybody who saw the 2010 Jude Law film Repo Men. Despite a weird twist ending at the end of that film, the main thrust of the plot was virtually identical. The idea of the synthetic organs being black market was a new twist for this episode, but it didn’t do quite enough to make it seem fresh. I guess there are very few people like me who actually watched Repo Men a few years ago, and I guess the writers were banking on that for this episode.



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