Review of Humans

Thursdays, 11:00 PM ET on AMC

Sundays, 4:00 PM ET on Channel 4

60 minutes

Humans is set in a world where the new must-have gadget is a 'Synth' -- an eerily lifelike robotic servant. It stars Katherine Parkinson and Tom Goodman-Hill as a couple who purchase a Synth (played by Gemma Chan) but quickly come to regret their decision.
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Jul 20, 2015 6:42PM EDT

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Any robot show which starts off with Asimov's three laws is worth checking out. This one does a nice job of avoiding the pitfalls of the genre - the human-synths were deliberately crafted to have emotions and sentience, and a possible reason for that was hinted at (though not stated).

Given that thoughtful backdrop it seems to be a fairly standard story of 'the sentient machine gone bad, hiding among us...' All the standard buttons are pressed.

It's decent, a good solid watchable show.


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