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Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Todd VanDerWerff
    Jun 30, 2015
    60
    Most of Humans' characters are bores, and the story unfolds with the stately pacing of the typical cable drama.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 25, 2015
    50
    Simultaneously juggling a quartet of plots is hardly unusual for the modern major drama, but Humans doesn’t wring much life (artificial or otherwise) from any of them. And while there are unexpected twists and mysteries that linger through the second hour, they’re not compelling enough to arouse much curiosity about where they might begin to intersect.
  3. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Jun 23, 2015
    50
    The scripts are adequate and many of the performances are effective. In spite of revisiting familiar territory, Humans could be more engaging if it had a greater sense of urgency. As it is, the show is, you should pardon the expression, just a tad too robotic.
  4. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jun 17, 2015
    50
    Humans does have that pleasingly antiseptic feeling of euro-cool about it (think of how the Benedict Cumberbatch “Sherlock” series looks, or BBC America’s “Orphan Black”), which can sometimes lure viewers into the belief that they’re watching something classy and sophisticated, when really they’re just snacking on the TV equivalent of rice cakes.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 156 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 156
  1. Jun 28, 2015
    10
    Sci-fi/psychological is rising to a peak right now... Orphan Black, Mr. robot, and now this...my other favorite sci-fi is getting cancelledSci-fi/psychological is rising to a peak right now... Orphan Black, Mr. robot, and now this...my other favorite sci-fi is getting cancelled with only six more episodes this summer (looking at you Continuum). Anyway, this show is stellar and the pilot episode wastes no time diving into the deep. I was concerned it was going to take a while to build up to the disturbing synth behavior, but we are dropped into the disturbing scenario almost from the get-go. If you want an even better pilot than this DO NOT MISS MR. ROBOT; still I give both a ten trusting the rides of both are going to be worth it, Full Review »
  2. Jul 5, 2015
    9
    so far so good! a standard and currently popular psychological series with a breath of sci-fi with great cast and play. i can feel the hatredso far so good! a standard and currently popular psychological series with a breath of sci-fi with great cast and play. i can feel the hatred and rage for one or two character for being astonishingly stupid, i can feel the sadness, i can feel the joy ..... well what can i say? the casts are just good at it! Full Review »
  3. Jul 11, 2015
    6
    Any time the story involves anthropomorphic robots, you know it's going to be about them developing consciousness. And that doesn't reallyAny time the story involves anthropomorphic robots, you know it's going to be about them developing consciousness. And that doesn't really matter anymore, the important thing is how you conduct your show and how you make a trite storyline feel fresh and innovative nonetheless.

    Humans does it quite well, first and foremost by inserting the humanoid robots in a completely everyday suburban context and in what feel like contemporary times, instead of the far future. It's a cool start of the season, I'm just hoping the story becomes a little more intricate.
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