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8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 156 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 156

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  1. Sep 25, 2015
    6
    I was initially enjoying the show very much. The performances and character development were great. But near the end the plot just dies to the point of being completely uninteresting. I know it's hard for British shows, because they have tiny budgets, but this ultimately turned out to be a disappointment.
  2. 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 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
    Any 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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  3. Jul 7, 2015
    4
    Sorry to be the first naysayer here, but after the first two eps of "Humans" aren't standing out in any way. It plays a lot on the well-worn, stereotypical distrust for androids. Yes, there's a mysterious back-story to "Anita" who's a bit different but it's clear they're going to slow-roll that for the entire season, yawn. I'm on the FF button more than Play for this slow action drama, andSorry to be the first naysayer here, but after the first two eps of "Humans" aren't standing out in any way. It plays a lot on the well-worn, stereotypical distrust for androids. Yes, there's a mysterious back-story to "Anita" who's a bit different but it's clear they're going to slow-roll that for the entire season, yawn. I'm on the FF button more than Play for this slow action drama, and after writing all this may have just talked myself into pressing Stop. Expand
  4. Jul 10, 2015
    4
    It's OK... but if you've seen the original, the story has been butchered. Characters are missing, their traits, or the characters themselves, merged with other characters and many of the synths have been eliminated from the story altogether. Huge chunks of the plot have been chopped out, and new stuff sprinkled in. The plot itself has been hugely resequenced. Lots and lots of characterIt's OK... but if you've seen the original, the story has been butchered. Characters are missing, their traits, or the characters themselves, merged with other characters and many of the synths have been eliminated from the story altogether. Huge chunks of the plot have been chopped out, and new stuff sprinkled in. The plot itself has been hugely resequenced. Lots and lots of character development is gone, especially with the synths in episodes 1 & 2.
    One reason for all the changes must be the duration of the series. Real Humans was 10 episodes per season, Humans is 8. They must air fewer ads in Sweden, as the episodes were about 10 minutes longer. Real Humans told the story in 9.1 hours; Humans attempts to do it in 6 hours. 3.1 hours of the story gone...
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  5. Aug 20, 2015
    6
    This Blade Runner knockoff originally made in Sweden, now a British co-production, is saved by some interesting twists on that basic premise that keep interest up. But with so much technology since why wouldn't there be?
    It's set in England which is a very interesting and welcome departure from typical American shows, even if the accents are not, and airing on what was once known as the
    This Blade Runner knockoff originally made in Sweden, now a British co-production, is saved by some interesting twists on that basic premise that keep interest up. But with so much technology since why wouldn't there be?
    It's set in England which is a very interesting and welcome departure from typical American shows, even if the accents are not, and airing on what was once known as the American Movie Classics channel yet it's neither American, nor a movie, nor a classic. So much for the stupid network's nonsensical name which they should have either changed or stayed what they were for content. Even back then, ever seen some of the trash they aired? If those are classics, then the word no longer has any meaning morons! They will say it is now just the acronym but that doesn't excuse their past idiocy.
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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
  1. Reviewed by: Mekeisha Madden Toby
    Jun 30, 2015
    80
    While a subplot involving a John Brown-type Synth liberator, Leo (“Merlin’s” Colin Morgan), is a heavy-handed distraction, Humans holds up as a slightly humorous, thought-provoking, creepy piece of sci-fi filled with sympathetic performances and solid writing.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 30, 2015
    80
    Humans is a clever piece of work.
  3. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jun 30, 2015
    80
    The Synths start to act in unexpected ways, and several ominous developments warn us that artificial intelligence must be controlled and directed. 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.