HUMANS: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1

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Humans is a mature, high-octane thriller offering emotional intrigue and thought-provoking suspense that should prove irresistible to sci-fi fans while remaining accessible enough to lure in genre agnostics.



Critic Ratings: 62


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Air date: Jun 28, 2015
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A suburban family buys the latest tech gadget--a robot servant--in this remake of a Swedish series. In Season 1 of "HUMANS," when Joe (Tom Goodman-Hill) brings Anita -- later known as Mia (Gemma Chan) -- a robotic assistant known as a "Synth" into the family home, the repercussions change their lives forever. As Toby (Theo Stevenson), Sophie (Pixie Davies) and Joe become enamored with Anita, Mattie (Lucy Careless) and Laura (Katherine Parkinson) realize something is amiss. Meanwhile, Niska (Emily Berrington), a conscious synth, seeks help from her human brother Leo (Colin Morgan) after an incident places their unusual family in danger; and Pete (Neil Maskell), a police officer investigating Niska's actions, is shocked when his partner Karen (Ruth Bradley) reveals her secret past. Elsewhere, retired scientist George struggles to keep his aging synth Odi from being decommissioned; and Laura and Mattie assist Leo as he tries to uncover the truth behind his father's work.

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Critic Reviews for HUMANS Season 1

All Critics (62) | Top Critics (30)

All people have to do is power up their TVs, set aside their sensitivities and tune in.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

There's so much going on here thematically that it's always bouncing from one complex question to another. And that will keep me engaged all Summer.

Jun 23, 2015 | Full Review…

It's an interesting concept -- as evidenced by the wealth of material already out there -- but for the most part the stories the writers choose to tell are expected.

Jun 29, 2015 | Full Review…

What stays with us about Humans, though, are the reminders of all the little ways things will change once we hand part of our lives over to robots.

Jun 29, 2015 | Full Review…

Like most good sci-fi, Humans makes sure that the philosophizing doesn't get in the way of the suspense and chills. Anyone who doesn't enjoy those might be a Synth.

Jun 29, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A charming, exciting, and impeccably written sci-fi drama for grown-up.

Jun 26, 2015 | Full Review…

A thought-provoking story that focuses on the impact of artificial intelligence on modern society.

Apr 22, 2020 | Full Review…

It's good, solid (even thought-provoking) sf entertainment; much better than most of the blockbuster fare you'll find at the movie theater.

Mar 11, 2020 | Full Review…

The differences between the syths, whether between individual models or series lines suggests the possibility of inter-synth conflict and may prove to be Humans' masterstroke.

Mar 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Whilst it was a relief to see a drama which wasn't about crime, there were so many flaws and irritants in this story.

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Humans has a lot of relationship drama and poignant melancholy, which doesn't block the show from engaging with some classic SF themes.

Jun 22, 2018 | Full Review…

But what makes [Humans] engaging is the brisk confidence of the storytelling, the smooth and slick professionalism of the production (i.e., it just looks good), and the competence of the cast.

Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for HUMANS: Season 1

  • Apr 17, 2020
    Just enough truth to make it truly disturbing - and thoroughly entertaining. Gemma Chan nails it as the synth Mia.
  • Mar 14, 2020
    The premise is absolutely awesome. The exicution felt like when my dad went through a divorce and desperately tried ro be "hip" again. I was really looking forward to this, but you psychiatric specialist looks like a koala, when he doesn't have to. Credibility. I look like shit, but I'm not aiming to convince people of something.
  • Sep 30, 2019
    Its binge worthy. I actually didnt know they made more seasons till i looked it up. So im very excited to watch 2 and 3.
  • Aug 15, 2019
    Incredibly well done, thought provoking, satirical, and intense! 'Humans' is engaging from a deep philosophical perspective, with characters created with careful attention who are able to really pull at the heartstrings. This is a rare TV show where each season gets better and better. Can't wait for more!
  • Aug 04, 2019
    Great show with some short sighted inconsistencies/script stupidity. But still very enjoyable with a great setting and progression.
  • Feb 13, 2019
    It's really good. Gripping, emotional, complex, intriguing. If you enjoyed Detroit the video game on PS4, you'll enjoy this show; all their material was stolen from this show in my observation, and this show has much more things going on in it than the video game.
  • Jun 19, 2018
    The premise is amazing. the acting is great. i hope this show continues. i love the concept of setting it in modern day. the originally marketing for this show was stellar and offputting.
  • Jun 16, 2018
    An exceptional series that I can't get enough of. Emotive, compelling and relevant, a victory for British television ??
  • Jan 31, 2018
    This is the best sci-fi interpretation of what AI will be able to do in the not too distant future. The acting is very good as well as the story line. It highlights a lot of ethical dilemmas of AI by integrating it into the story in a non-intrusive way. My one peeve with this show is that they have androids driving cars with steering wheels. If they can develop an android they can certainly develop a self driving car.
  • Aug 05, 2017
    A wonderfully creepy show that delves into the possibilities of AI technology in our future. Suspicion starts from episode one and you find yourself questioning the capabilities of the AI units and ask if they have limits. Suspense,action and drama makes this show easy to enjoy.

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