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In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - a highly-developed robotic servant that's so similar to a real human it's transforming the way we live.
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Series cast summary:
Katherine Parkinson ...  Laura Hawkins 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Gemma Chan ...  Mia / ... 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Lucy Carless ...  Mattie Hawkins 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Tom Goodman-Hill ...  Joe Hawkins 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Colin Morgan ...  Leo Elster / ... 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Theo Stevenson ...  Toby Hawkins 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Ivanno Jeremiah ...  Max 23 episodes, 2015-2018
Pixie Davies ...  Sophie Hawkins 23 episodes, 2015-2018
Emily Berrington ...  Niska 23 episodes, 2015-2018
Ruth Bradley ...  DI Karen Voss / ... 20 episodes, 2015-2018
Neil Maskell ...  DS Pete Drummond / ... 14 episodes, 2015-2016
Will Tudor ...  Odi / ... 14 episodes, 2015-2018
Thusitha Jayasundera ...  Neha / ... 13 episodes, 2016-2018
Billy Jenkins ...  Seraph Sam / ... 11 episodes, 2016-2018
Bella Dayne ...  Astrid 10 episodes, 2016-2018
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Humans is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synth - a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart. In the hope of transforming the way they live, one strained suburban family purchases a refurbished synth only to discover that sharing life with a machine has far-reaching and chilling consequences. Written by ahmetkozan

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Reboot. Recharge. Rebel. (Season 2) See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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ABC [Australia] | AMC [United States] | See more »

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UK | USA | Sweden

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English

Release Date:

28 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

The seven word activation phrase used to put new synths into setup mode [ep 1] is homage to the 2001 film A.I. in which a robot child is designed to love unconditionally and imprints onto whomever activates him with a seven word phrase. See more »

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Referenced in Countdown: Episode #73.55 (2015) See more »

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Review-wise, lots of things happening here...
29 June 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

First, this is the kind of series the Brits have shown a knack for, riffing off normal life situations into something creepy and unexpected. (See for example UTOPIA, the original UK version, also reviewed by this scribe.) So even though this is a clone of a European show, it is a natural for English audiences.

Second, the casting of Bill Hurt suggests to the cynically-minded that series was done with a pre-sale to the US market already in the works, with Hurt's job to make the transition more comfortable and discourage yet another "forced cloning" of the show in the US market, a move that more often than not wastes money and creates an inferior product.

Third, the casting is to die for. Gemma Chan is perfectly cast as the main "bot" and reminds this cranky old reviewer of what happened when Barbara Eden first appeared as a family "genie" in the US decades ago. It is now agreed by TV historians that subliminally this appealed to many male viewers who stayed loyal to the show for reasons well beyond the story arc.

And Colin Morgan, once the Merlin of legend, is an under-rated actor who can only make the show better over time.

Looks like a winner to me.


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