Saturday, March 26, 2016

DVD Review : Humans, Season 1

HUMANS, Season 1 (Blu-ray/DVD Debut) – “Innovative…well written and well played.” (The New York Times) - Uncut UK Edition of AMC’s hit series. In the near future, humanoid servants called synthetics—or synths—have been created to help busy families simplify their lives. But will these perfect servants stay compliant forever? When Joe Hawkins (Tom Goodman-Hill, The Imitation Game) buys synth Anita (Gemma Chan, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit), he hopes it will relieve the pressure on his lawyer wife, Laura (Katherine Parkinson, The IT Crowd). Although Anita is a hit with Joe’s young children, Laura feels uneasy about sharing her home with a synth. Meanwhile, retired synth engineer George (Oscar® winner William Hurt, A History of Violence) refuses to dispose of his beloved but malfunctioning synth, Odi (Will Tudor, Game of Thrones). And mysterious Leo (Colin Morgan, Merlin) hides secrets that could transform the future of synth technology. Thought-provoking and thrilling, this “ultimate A.I. thought experiment” (The Atlantic) explores the intersection of man and machine with emotional depth and pulse-pounding tension (DVD 3-disc, Blu-ray 2-disc, 11 episodes, $39.99 each).

My Thoughts 

I love a good futuristic show, and this is a great one! In the show, humanoid robots called Snyths are created to work as servants for humans.   At first, it seems like a great way to make everyone's life easier, but before long, some of the robots begin to resent their masters.  In the series, we follow several families as they try to adjust to life with their Synths. Some are more comfortable than others, but they all get more than they bargained for.  This first season includes eight fantastic episodes: 

1- Joe Hawkins gets a Snyth named Anita, much to his wife's displeasure. An older man named George gets a unit named Odi that is already malfunctioning. Leo and his synth Max are partners in crime and on the run.

2- Niska is supposed to be a android prostitute, but she refuses to perform. George gets a new snyth named Vera. Laura and Leo both have some secrets revealed.

3 -  Anita saves Joe’s son's life. George isn't getting along with the new synth. Cops Pete and Karen investigate a murder that may be synth related.

4 - Lots of conflict developments and a surprising secret about Karen is revealed.

5- Niska and George meet and he may finally have the synth that's right for him. Anita's software reveals a shocking truth to her family.

6- A dangerous mod-synth is on the loose. Pete learns the truth about Karen.

7- Niska is found. We learn the synth inventor might have had ulterior motives. 

8-  A group called We Are People oppose synths on streets. Some people will die and a great cliffhanger ending.

This was a great show with lots of fabulous sci-fi elements and an awesome story-line. I  can't wait to see what happens in Season 2. 


VickeC said...

sounds interesting,but don't think its a program that I would like