HUMANS: Season 1 (2015)

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Critic Consensus: 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.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jun 28, 2015
2
Air date: Jul 5, 2015
3
Air date: Jul 12, 2015
4
Air date: Jul 19, 2015
5
Air date: Jul 26, 2015
6
Air date: Aug 2, 2015
7
Air date: Aug 9, 2015
8
Air date: Aug 16, 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 (60) | Top Critics (27)

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

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

[An] intriguing, erratic serial that trod the narrow line between the compelling and the silly.

May 2, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | 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…
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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…

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