Almost Human: Season 1 (2013 - 2014)

Season 1
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Almost Human presents enough action and humor to please both young watchers and fans of the sci-fi genre, but mainstream audiences may find it bland.



Critic Ratings: 48


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User Ratings: 481

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Air date: Nov 17, 2013

In the premiere of this crime drama set in 2048 Los Angeles, John Kennex, a veteran cop with mental and physical baggage, returns to the force, skeptical of the mandate that requires human officers to be paired with robots, but he's got to get used to it when his new partner is an android named Dorian.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2013

John and Dorian investigate a murder and missing-persons case that introduces them to the lucrative trade of IRCs' Intimate Robot Companions, otherwise known as sexbots. Meanwhile, John revisits an episode from his troubled past.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2013

An intense hostage situation gives John and Dorian all they can handle, while Maldonado is willing to meet the terrorist's demands to save the lives of innocent people.

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Air date: Dec 2, 2013

An old colleague of Kennex's goes undercover to infiltrate a dangerous drug ring, but when his cover is blown and the scope of the investigation intensifies, Kennex and Dorian need the kind of help that only Rudy can provide.

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Air date: Dec 9, 2013

A witness to a murder needs protection from Kennex and Dorian, while Maldonaldo confronts the defendant in a trial.

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Air date: Dec 16, 2013

A suspicious death at a hospital, where a man predicted the exact time he would die, leads to the discovery of a black market for vital organs and biomechanical hearts that can be remotely shut off. Meanwhile, Dorian reconnects with a decommissioned DRN.

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Air date: Jan 6, 2014

A serial killer uses the Web to broadcast his victims' final moments after strapping bombs to their necks, and Kennex is in danger of being added to the list of fatalities. Meanwhile, Dorian's energy level is affected by a power deficiency that causes unexpected outbursts.

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Air date: Jan 13, 2014

A self-guided bullet that can track and kill specific targets is investigated by Kennex and Dorian. Meanwhile, Maldonado takes another look at the ambush that almost killed Kennex.

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Air date: Feb 3, 2014

An advanced DRN goes rogue after being rebuilt, but behaves more like a soldier than a cop, so Kennex and Dorian enlist a DRN creator to help track her down before more innocent lives are lost.

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Air date: Feb 10, 2014

The deaths of two genetically enhanced children appear to be connected to a designer drug; Kennex visits a specialist in recollection after experiencing painful flashbacks.

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"Fringe" producer J.H. Wyman created this sci-fi crime drama set in the year 2048, when John Kennex (Karl Urban), a veteran Los Angeles detective with mental and physical baggage, returns to the force, but struggles to adjust to the mandate that requires human officers to be paired with robots. Fortunately for Kennex's psyche -- not to mention his well-being -- he's eventually partnered with one called Dorian (Michael Ealy), an older model of android that's capable of expressing emotions, which will make all the difference in the world as they depend on each other to battle terrorists, drug rings and cyber-criminals in all corners of the city.

Critic Reviews for Almost Human Season 1

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (23)

It was, at its core, a police procedural but it was heightened by the high-quality special effects, the heavy sci-fi, and the chemistry between the two leads.

Jun 29, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Beyond profundities laced with humor, the action drama from J.J. Abrams, created by Fringe's J.H. Wyman and starring Karl Urban and Michael Ealy, is a visual feast.

Sep 6, 2013 | Full Review…

The pilot episode at least, balances that sense of dread with intrigue, humor, and emotion.

Nov 18, 2013 | Full Review…

The premiere episode of the series otherwise lacks enough imagination to make it stand out from the sci-fi cop movies and TV shows we've seen before.

Nov 15, 2013 | Full Review…
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[It] keeps twisting and turning itself into a series of unwieldy plot knots.

Nov 14, 2013 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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More to the point, though, Almost Human turns out to be engaging, both as a cop tale and a new twist on the buddy dynamic.

Nov 14, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's too early to tell where this series is going, but I'm not impressed. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Almost Human is more than just a name, but an overarching theme.

Jun 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Somebody at Fox short-circuited.

Nov 18, 2013 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

If the premise intrigues you, watch or rewatch Blade Runner instead, and offer Almost Human the all-too-human body swerve.

Nov 18, 2013 | Rating: 2/10 | Full Review…

You might say it's almost futuristic - or would be if the main themes weren't so heavily mired in the past.

Nov 18, 2013 | Full Review…

Though high production values can't mask the show's formulaic execution, Almost Human's amiable leads and appealing premise lend plausibility to the promise of a better show down the road.

Nov 17, 2013 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Almost Human: Season 1

  • Jul 03, 2020
    amazing. really worth it. i want more.
  • May 15, 2020
    Again an amazing great show well ahead of its time has been canceled thanks to critics again critics the stupid old people and people that live in a bedroom canceled one of the greatest shows of its time stop listening to critics they don't know anything about movies anything good they don't know what you like they only know what they like
  • Apr 18, 2020
    A fantastic show meets early death. Interesting cop show w/ great tech and was even pretty funny. Of all things to get rebooted, this one deserves it!
  • Feb 25, 2020
    Why on earth was this show ever canceled? I wish I could go back in time and smack the person upside the head that keeps canceling these amazing shows after one season. Added to my list of tv one season wonders.
  • Feb 15, 2020
    It was interesting, it became routine, then it became less interesting than the commercials. I could tell when the actors "gave up". It was all about the Fedora. 🤣
  • Oct 19, 2019
    Alongside space above and beyond this is one of the best sci fi series that was cut short. Original, great cast, good story, not made to sell tickets/toys to kids which is probably why it was cut.
  • Jul 21, 2019
    Almost Human was a show that was tragically ahead of its time. It was recommend to me after the video game Detroit: Become Human gained worldwide popularity. There are many similarities between this show and that game, and I believe that with patience Fox could have had a loyal fanbase akin to the early seasons of the Walking Dead. It was enjoyable and suspense filled, and held unresolved mysteries that I wish could have been continued in a season two (or possibly three).
  • Jan 17, 2019
    Its really well written..I liked the interaction between the two leads. Too bad it was cut short.
  • Sep 11, 2018
    Such an amazing show that deserved a second season.
  • Aug 14, 2018
    A smart police sci-fi series with good action-paced stories that sadly got cancelled before it had a chance to properly shine...

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