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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:
Katherine Parkinson ...  Laura Hawkins 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Gemma Chan ...  Mia / ... 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Lucy Carless ...  Mattie Hawkins 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Tom Goodman-Hill ...  Joe Hawkins 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Colin Morgan ...  Leo Elster / ... 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Theo Stevenson ...  Toby Hawkins 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Ivanno Jeremiah ...  Max 23 episodes, 2015-2018
Pixie Davies ...  Sophie Hawkins 23 episodes, 2015-2018
Emily Berrington ...  Niska 23 episodes, 2015-2018
Ruth Bradley ...  DI Karen Voss / ... 20 episodes, 2015-2018
Neil Maskell ...  DS Pete Drummond / ... 14 episodes, 2015-2016
Thusitha Jayasundera ...  Neha / ... 13 episodes, 2016-2018
Will Tudor ...  Odi / ... 14 episodes, 2015-2018
Billy Jenkins ...  Seraph Sam / ... 11 episodes, 2016-2018
Bella Dayne ...  Astrid 10 episodes, 2016-2018
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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 »

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28 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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In her best-known TV series, The IT Crowd, Katherine Parkinson plays a character who is placed in a position of authority over a computer department, despite her lack of knowledge about and dislike of computers. Likewise, in Humans, Parkinson's character is unwillingly placed in a position of authority over a computerized synthetic person, despite her lack of knowledge about and dislike of synths. See more »

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This is how Sci-Fi is done!
6 July 2018 | by cocobinaySee all my reviews

From the beginning, the premise of this show, the writing, the acting, the twists and the human message were engrossing, and they have remained more so over the last three seasons, and by the way, very relevant: the stakes feel real and relatable to today's issues throughout.

Certainly, there is no evading comparisons to Black Mirror, as both shows are explorations of technological advances of the near future. Whereas Black Mirror is more of a warning of the potential pitfalls of technology, HUMANS is more about society's adjustment to human displacement not only in the economic realm, but also in other intrinsically human dimensions: sharing with -or relinquishing to- our own creations our place at the top of the totem pole is a struggle full of pain, fear, contradictions, inspiration and hope. Furthermore, unlike Black Mirror, HUMANS has a continuous story line with recurring characters, which allows more emotional engagement with their cause. Even the villains in HUMANS aren't black and white and their motivations do make sense, even when their actions are reprehensible.

This is a show every Political Political Science, Sociology or Philosophy courses should make young people watch and talk about. And for your average Sci-fi fan out there, this is a smart show with a lot of heart, in more ways than one.

Highly recommended.


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