Almost Human (2013– )

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

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 Detective John Kennex (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Dorian (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Detective Valerie Stahl (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Rudy Lom (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Detective Richard Paul (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Captain Sandra Maldonado (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 MX-43 '2' (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 MX-43 '3' / ... (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 MX (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 MX-43 '1' (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Officer Loeb / ... (6 episodes, 2013-2014)
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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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An unusually good sci-fi show!
19 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really wasn't expecting much from "Almost Human". The ads made it look like a stylized action- drama, and recent J.J. Abrams projects haven't always panned out well.

But I'm pleased to report this is the real deal. Gritty, realistic sci-fi action. Yes, it's set in the future, not in a whitewashed Starfleet Federation world, but rather in a civilization where technological development has outpaced ethical considerations. In fact, it shares many similarities to "Fringe", which isn't surprising considering the number of ex-fringe producers, especially J.H. Wyman.

After the first two episodes, it's clear that the title "Almost Human" is more a theme than a name. Karl Urban's character has a synthetic leg, and his partner is an android, a model that was discontinued because of a tendency to have human-like emotional outbursts. Neither completely man nor machine, both characters feel like outsiders to the status quo.

I'm not sure what direction the show is going for the long term, but here's hoping it gets a decent run of a few seasons. Of course, with my luck this will be canceled by Christmas while "Revolution" will run for another 4 seasons....


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