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TV: Humans

July 27, 2015

Jeremy and I have started watching this TV show called Humans. I had actually never heard of it, and it was Jeremy that asked me one night if I wanted to watch the pilot episode. I was sort of in the mood to start watching something new so we gave it a go.

It’s actually a pretty interesting show. It’s about ‘synths’, which are like robots I suppose, that are designed to help you in the home, or at work. But they’re so advanced that they’re almost like real people. They look like people, they move like people and they act like people. As it turns out, a few of them have been able to develop feelings and have turned more human than was probably planned for when creating them.

The show is a sci-fi drama that airs on AMC, the same network responsible for The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad – two shows that I’ve never watched, haha.


The show focuses on a family where the husband decides to get a synth, and names her Anita. The wife is not too happy about it, and is suspicious of Anita from the very start. The family has three children. The oldest daughter is not a fan of synths at all as she feels they replace people and makes humans feel unneeded. The middle child is a teenage boy who becomes attracted to Anita. The youngest is a little girl who becomes very fond of Anita, and the mother becomes pretty unhappy with how much her daughter likes the synth.

There is a group of ‘rogue synths’, a group that Anita was part of before getting re-programmed. They’re trying to get the group back together after being torn apart by a man who has realised they have advanced to the point of thinking for themselves, and he’s wanting to stop them.

I definitely recommend the show. I’ve only seen a couple of episodes so far, but I think it’s really interesting. It’s got a 8,2/10 rating on IMDB, so it seems I’m not the only one who likes it!

Have you watched it? If so, what do you think?


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  • Sophie Sjösten

    Haha, don’t spoil anything! I’ve only seen the first couple of episodes so far. 🙂

    July 27, 2015 at 5:11 pm Reply
  • Henry

    Sorry Sophie, I think this show is terrible.
    The acting is quite bad, characters one dimensional and the plot is extremely thin. Certainly not a deep show and the morals it is trying to convey are all over the shop. I am very disappointed with it as I hear great things about the Swedish Original – Äkta människor (Real Humans).

    Also if you are living in New Zealand, you should now substitute commas (,) with decimal places (.) i.e :
    “It’s got a 8,2/10 rating on IMDB” is incorrect and should be written as :
    It’s got a 8.2/10 rating on IMDB

    July 28, 2015 at 1:09 am Reply
    • Sophie Sjösten

      Sorry to hear you don’t like it, didn’t know that there is a Swedish original! Might have to check it out. 🙂 And thanks for the grammar correction.

      July 28, 2015 at 6:51 am Reply

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