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In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - a highly-developed robotic servant that's so similar to a real human it's transforming the way we live.
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Series cast summary:
...  Laura Hawkins 24 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Mattie Hawkins 24 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Mia / ... 24 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Max / ... 24 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Joe Hawkins 24 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Toby Hawkins 24 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Sophie Hawkins 24 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Leo Elster / ... 24 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Niska 23 episodes, 2015-2018
...  DI Karen Voss / ... 20 episodes, 2015-2018
...  DS Pete Drummond / ... 14 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Odi 12 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Neha / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2018
...  Astrid 10 episodes, 2016-2018
...  Fred 10 episodes, 2015-2018


Humans is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synth - a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart. In the hope of transforming the way they live, one strained suburban family purchases a refurbished synth only to discover that sharing life with a machine has far-reaching and chilling consequences. Written by ahmetkozan

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Made in our image. Out of our control. (Season 1) See more »


Drama | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

28 June 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Люди  »

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16:9 HD
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In episode 3, when Geoge asks Vera to clear his downstairs room, a box for a vintage Pelham Puppet toy can be seen in shot. The Synths are, of course, the ultimate puppet. See more »


Referenced in Countdown: Episode #73.55 (2015) See more »

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Condition of Humans
18 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

My wife and I operate a three episode policy when deciding to watch a new show. With all the great TV out there it can be hard to choose what to watch and not every show has a great start but develops into something memorable. As a result we always wait until we have DVR'd at least three episodes before watching the first. The other reason we record three is if the show is good we will want more immediately. Humans however left us wanting more after the third episode.

The concepts in this show are not ground breaking for any fan of the genre or any reader of science fiction but the fact it is set in the present day in a very relatable parallel reality (especially for Brits) is where this series gets its mojo. This is a thinking persons show the story is secondary to the compelling analysis of human nature and it's reactions to technology. Those who embrace it, those who reject it both are catered for here.

The production values are so very high and the casting is exemplary. Most people are not well known with the exception of William Hurt but there are familiar faces (again, especially for Brits) in there.

This show is not all action but is guaranteed to thrill you and chill you with it's moody pacing, moments of comedy and disturbing critique of humanity facing the very nature of its own creation.

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