“Straw Man” was a fitting closer for Almost Human’s freshman Season. This show has spent the last 13 episodes exploring how to strike a balance between all of its various elements. This is a buddy cop series, set in the future, that is in many ways a procedural, but still aims to satisfy the desires of an audience that has an appetite for serialized storytelling.

Over the last couple of weeks, the landscape of the show has been expanded. We’ve been introduced to the wall, and now we’re seeing some of the darker, more impoverished portions of what had previously looked like an extraordinarily slick city. As mentioned in my initial review of the series, one of J.H. Wyman’s greatest strengths is world-building. The more of this universe I’ve seen, the more invested in it I’ve become. It’s started to feel layered, there’s depth to this culture, and if nothing else, it’s certainly an engaging place to visit each week.



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