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Almost Human (2013–2014)

TV Series  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama
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In a not-so-distant future, human cops and androids partner up to protect and serve.


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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »



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Series cast summary:
 Detective John Kennex (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Dorian (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Detective Valerie Stahl (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Rudy Lom (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Detective Richard Paul (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Captain Sandra Maldonado (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
 MX-43 '2' (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
 MX-43 '3' / ... (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
Joe Smith ...
 MX (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
 MX-43 '1' (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Officer Loeb / ... (6 episodes, 2013-2014)


In a not-so-distant future, human cops and androids partner up to protect and serve.

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Some cops are born. Others are made.


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J.J. Abrams personally recommended Karl Urban for the role Kennex from working with him on the Star Trek (2009) series. See more »

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Totally unique.
17 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just seen the first episode and I gotta say I'm really hooked on this show that's filled to the brim with human drama, action, humor, suspense, and mystery. But it's the human interactions between the two leads that makes the show very interesting and really thought provoking as well. Karl Urban(of Star Trek, Lord of The Rings, and of course, the utterly stellar "Dredd" fame) is really great in the role of a hard-as-nails cop who doesn't take too kindly to synthetic androids; one in particular, played by Michael Ealy, who is the complete antithesis of Urban. Ealy's character, Dorian, despite being an android, is very believable and convincing; conveying emotions that are(no pun intended) almost human. It'll be really interesting to see how their relationship plays out in subsequent episodes.

There's a lot of mystery and intrigue going on in this show so much, thankfully kept at the minimum to keep the audience guessing at the true motives of some of the characters while also giving the proceedings a heavy dose of suspense in a fantastically realized world and though it draws heavy inspirations from classic science fiction films, it weaves it's own plot and twists to keep things interesting and fresh. There are some plot points that I felt were rushed, but overall, this was a great episode to kick off the entire series. Be warned, there are some bloody scenes that are really intense, but the special effects, for a TV series, are really good and has a sense of hyper verisimilitude that, ironically enough, isn't too far-fetched. How long will it be before life-like androids begin to roam among humans in everyday life? If you don't think it's possible, then check out Raytheon, or DARPA, which are actively researching and developing this cutting edge technology. More importantly, there are lots of moral issues that should be discussed such as technology being too powerful, being replaced by androids, and as well as finding out what it means to be human and what separates man and machine.

I'd say "Almost Human" is an intelligent and thought-provoking series that within it's narrative, raises lots of questions, and though there's really no easy answers, the journey to find them is an exciting ride for those willing to undertake. I'm already anxious to see what's gonna happen next. Here's hoping that the show is successful for an entire season.

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