Almost Human

Season 1 Episode 4

The Bends

43
Aired Monday 8:00 PM Dec 02, 2013 on FOX
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8.6
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139 votes
  • Almost Human?

    6.5
    I think the problem with this show is that it doesn't really take advantage of the fact that one of the protagonists is an android. If you take away the few future window dressings, this is essentially just a buddy cop show. This time they find corruption in the police and set a trap for a drug dealer. Nothing we haven't seen a hundred times before in other cop shows. Ok, so the chemistry between the two leads is great and they are some funny scenes, but where are the questions the title of the show dangles before us: what it means to be human. Dorian is an android, but this isn't used at all in asking questions about humanity, the development of AIs and what this means for human beings and for the rights of the AIs themselves. There is a lot of missed opportunity here.
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