HUMANS: Season 1 Reviews

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April 22, 2020
A thought-provoking story that focuses on the impact of artificial intelligence on modern society.
March 11, 2020
It's good, solid (even thought-provoking) sf entertainment; much better than most of the blockbuster fare you'll find at the movie theater.
March 8, 2019
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.
August 7, 2018
All people have to do is power up their TVs, set aside their sensitivities and tune in.
June 22, 2018
Humans has a lot of relationship drama and poignant melancholy, which doesn't block the show from engaging with some classic SF themes.
June 21, 2018
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.
April 11, 2018
Many scifi stories can fall into the trap of over-explaining their scifi-ness [...] Humans gracefully avoids that trap.
March 16, 2018
Along with an engrossing mystery about renegade Synths and a blue-collar backlash against android innovation, Humans also taps into timely fears about governments limiting our freedoms.
December 13, 2017
Grounding the show in these relatable domestic settings serves as a nice counterweight to the show's dark and mysterious science fiction element, which is revealed over the course of the first episode.
November 6, 2017
Arguably more compelling when it is raising questions than answering them, this is still one of the freshest British dramas in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 2, 2017
[An] intriguing, erratic serial that trod the narrow line between the compelling and the silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 26, 2016
Humans explores... issues with sensitivity and fresh insight, much of which comes from cleverly using an ordinary family as a stand-in for society at large.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 19, 2016
Like most of the best science fiction shows, it uses the premise as a metaphor to explore issues of identity, prejudice, family, class, and power.
November 18, 2015
This is smart, deftly realised science-fiction with real heart. If Humans doesn't make you feel something... well, you must be a cold, unthinking machine.
October 28, 2015
Humans Season 1 Episode 1 threw us straight into the deep end and introduced us to some of the most vivid character development in recent memory.
October 28, 2015
The exploration of artificial intelligence is interesting enough, but the moral and ethical problems raised are even more fascinating.
October 28, 2015
An impressively fleshed-out show, joining the ranks of other robo-oriented substantive dramas.
August 17, 2015
The plot at the series' centre sometimes feels a little routine and the dialogue very occasionally clunks, but Humans succeeds in creating an engrossing world with a question about our own behaviour that feels decidedly relevant.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 8, 2015
AI is an ongoing hot topic. But Humans brings the debate to the suburban family level and pulls off a well-paced look at what draws the line between human and machine.
July 2, 2015
It's a series that covers familiar ground for sci-fi fans, but it's presented in a new way, with the added bonus of William Hurt.
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