DVD Review: Humans
What happens when you take the dreary dystopian future of Blade Runner and re-create it in a modern TV drama setting? Well, you get Humans, a very good remake of Swedish drama Real Humans and takes a look at a near future society where AI has become so good, that most middle/upper class households have a synth to help them out. Indeed, even places like the Police headquarters have synths to do the mundane tasks. But a program about boring robot drones would not be an exciting one, and have little bearing on Blade Runner.
Humans takes this future tech society one step further, adding the plot twist where the main designer of the synths actually worked in secret top perfect AI, creating a small group of synths who have human emotions. These rogue creations are of course being hunted down by a shadowy government force, so in a effort to hide, then join the workforce so to speak.
Humans is a classy, addictive show that is driven by it’s characters as much as it is by the original and fresh storyline. A must watch for Sci-Fi fans.
Rating: R16 Violence, drug use and sexual material.