Almost Human - (2013 show) Entertainment > Television >
A buddy cop show with an android, set in the near future.
It's great all around, especially the acting from the lead characters. Once the initial interest wears off, it lacks the good writing to give it either an episodic groove or an overall story arc. It's especially poor with an arc which could last it into another season, trivially-justifying its cancellation.
Recommended only for fans of "loose" science fiction who would be interested in the robot buddy cop angle. Watch one episode, then decide. Others can give it a pass, unless they like Karl Urban, who plays a cop played by Karl Urban.
s01e01 - 2013-11-17 - Pilot ∞
Spoiler 0:00 -- 2048 0:00 -- Narration. 14:00 -- Cambodian New Year 36:15 -- First-order logic 37:30 -- God this music is amazing. 41:15 -- A laser tracked on a face is damned dangerous.. one slip and it gets into an eye.. 41:45 -- Segway PT s01e02 - 2013-11-18 - Skin ∞
Spoiler 34:45 -- That GPS ping nonsense is such a pile of bullshit fabricated for a resolution. 38:15 -- Benedict Android = Benedict Arnold 40:00 -- Why not skin and refurbish her? s01e03 - 2013-11-25 - Are You Receiving? ∞
I've seen this episode before, but I re-watched it to add notes and get back into this series after my absence from it.
s01e04 - 2013-12-02 - The Bends ∞
Spoiler 1:30 -- 24 hours earlier 16:30 -- He's thinking of James Bond. 18:15 -- I believe that's - (1989 song), by Fight the Power Public Enemy. 20:45 -- Officer's discretion? That's not a thing. Let's hope that's never a thing. 22:30 -- If he were British, he would have pronounced iodine eye-oh-deen. 30:45 -- Wouldn't they know their fake-lab was busted? 34:00 -- Oh god his teeth are awful. 35:45 -- They have a, presumably, expensive bot with them. How could he hide from advanced sensors and all that? 37:30 -- Doesn't he have a backup gun or an extra magazine or something? s01e05 - 2013-12-09 - Blood Brothers ∞
Spoiler 2:15 -- Ken (doll) 4:00 -- That's adding some opinion.. 14:30 -- "Percentage of brain usage" .. oh god this persistent bullshit. 23:00 -- "Proficient" means "well trained" .. 40:00 -- No she doesn't. s01e06 - 2013-12-16 - Arrhythmia ∞
Spoiler s01e07 - 2014-01-06 - Simon Says ∞
Spoiler 8:00 -- Why wouldn't they have proper speakers in the cop car, since a human might have to use it? 13:15 -- Darknet 13:45 -- Over three thousand. 28:15 -- Why couldn't the car help charge him? s01e08 - 2014-01-13 - You Are Here ∞
Spoiler 9:00 -- She used to be very mad about their value when they were destroyed. s01e09 - 2014-02-03 - Unbound ∞
Spoiler 3:00 -- Suicide by cop 12:45 -- I know that actor. From a courtroom show. 17:45 -- Why would she be mad? She'd want any option on the table, considering how dangerous that foe is.
20:45 -- False.
Was the wall introduced out of nowhere? Even now, there's no real background as to what that is, why it's there and what's on the other side. This poor writing may have been a contribution to this show's cancellation.
s01e10 - 2014-02-10 - Perception ∞
I basically stopped paying attention..
s01e11 - 2014-02-17 - Disrupt ∞
Spoiler s01e12 - 2014-02-24 - Beholder ∞
Spoiler s01e13 - 2014-03-03 - Straw Man ∞
Spoiler 9:00 -- Oh god, that's for an autopsy. 14:00 -- This sort of story arc should have been hinted at from the beginning and started much earlier in the season. 19:15 -- Patsy 26:30 -- Okay, so there are "bit sticks" which are not related to BitCoin. 26:40 -- - (1984 song), by Hello Lionel Richie 32:30 -- A flashlight? If only he had nightvision sunglasses. 37:45 -- Will there be any reparations for putting an innocent man in prison for thirty years? 39:00 -- No, no he won't continue his term. This entire show won't get another term. 42:00 -- The whole show should end on the leg just being left behind.