Better Than Us: Season 1 (2018 - 2019)

Season 1
Better Than Us

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Critic Ratings: 4


Audience Score

User Ratings: 45
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Air date: Aug 16, 2019
Air date: Aug 16, 2019
Air date: Aug 16, 2019
Air date: Aug 16, 2019
Air date: Aug 16, 2019
Air date: Aug 16, 2019
Air date: Aug 16, 2019
Air date: Aug 16, 2019
Air date: Aug 16, 2019
Air date: Aug 16, 2019
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Critic Reviews for Better Than Us Season 1

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

[Better Than Us] offers a more hopeful view of a society where robots augment and supplement humanity, rather than simply coming in conflict with or replacing it

Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…

I've watched two episodes, which aren't without their implausibilities, but the storyline is intriguing and the little girl who plays Sonya is terrific.

Aug 26, 2019 | Full Review…

While there are a lot of robot/meaning-of-sentience-driven sci-fi stories you can already stream on Netflix, Better Than Us stands just apart enough to justify its existence.

Aug 19, 2019 | Full Review…

It's all handsomely, thoughtfully made, and well worth checking out.

Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Better Than Us: Season 1

  • 14h ago
    Watched it in Russian with subtitles. Great show, really enjoyed the acting and the story and the thoughts on bots in the future. Some great twists. Hoping for a second season!
  • 19h ago
    Why are all the critics men? Rotten Tomatoes is sexist.
  • 20h ago
    Horrible! Nothing but a bunch of russian men acting like boys bullying everyone. It's sad to see russia still behind the times, objectifying women with what they consider casting only "perfect" body types, robots or not. Trite content. trite characters. I can't believe this trash is approved for Netflix.
  • 22h ago
    It's a pleasure to watch as the show cast a lot of "unrealistically beautiful" models, the plot on the other hand, holds you in suspension but not clever/surprising enough to kick you in the guts, to me it even seems like they were writing the script as the show went on. There's just too many convenient coincidences. Also, not sure if you guys noticed, the whole show is mainly dominated by "powerful, heroic" males, accompanied by women who need savior. The only female character who can compete is Arisa, who was created as a sex robot/perfect wife in the first place. It's scary to see how sexually imbalanced and stereotypical the show is.
  • 1d ago
    Fantastic show. Touched on the obvious storylines that we fear something for being evil yet there's so much evil in some humans. Show started off amazing and captivating but really became tiresome in the end. I also did not like the ending. But overall loved it
  • 1d ago
    Fairly entertaining, but a real hot mess. People are constantly saying and doing ridiculous things to forward the plot.
  • 4d ago
    It was captivating, I couldn't stop watching but it was a little frustrating sometimes because some of the characters were just too stupid.
  • 5d ago
    Great show, hope they continue!
  • 5d ago
    Amazing show - cast plays extremely well. You can see they prepare a lot for their roles. Show is keeping you on toes on what's happening next. It gives us a lesson in what humanity is at this hour. We wish robots to do no harm but humans still harm each other because they can. Anyway, overall the show is a must see if you like Sci-Fi thrillers, wonderfully made and directed.
  • Sep 12, 2019
    I loved and hated this show. Its great drama, suspenseful, entertaining, good acting, beautiful people. The sci-fi concept centered on a future where robots are taking human jobs, yada yada, yet to me the real fictive construct was the male dominance of this future. Does the Russian male writer even realize the extent of his fantasy? That in ~ 2050 every seat of power is held by a man, women are completely absent from the table, presented as vixens, crazed wrecks or manipulative witches, resolved by the end of the series into acceptable places as wives and mothers in families headed by their male saviors. It was a chilling picture, and seemingly oblivious. Its depressing that the male imagination in 2019 can still find the big backing to produce a show like this. Don't be distracted by the plot, the real rot is in the happy ending. I hope our daughters and sons are not watching.

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