Almost Human

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  • TV-14
  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 7.9  (52,120)

Almost Human was a science fiction television series from the creators of Fringe, Bad Robot Productions, which aired on FOX in 2013-2014. The show took place in the near future in a world where human police officers are partnered up with highly advanced and advanced androids called Synthetic Partners, also known as "Synthetics" or "bots," to solve crimes and keep the peace.

The show's main character, Detective John Kennex, played by Karl Urban, is a traumatized and emotionally scarred detective who has returned to active duty after a two-year absence due to an ambush that killed his entire team and left him severely injured. His new partner is a highly intelligent, highly advanced android named Dorian, played by Michael Ealy, who possesses emotional capabilities that make him more human-like than his robot counterparts.

Kennex is initially skeptical of the Synthetic Partners but slowly begins to trust and rely on Dorian's unique abilities, as well as his unwavering loyalty and compassion. Together, they take on a variety of cases ranging from murder investigations to cyber-crime and terrorist attacks. The show explores how the relationship between John and Dorian evolves throughout the series, as well as the larger issues surrounding the integration of androids into society.

Another major character in the show is Rudy Lom, the eccentric and genius robotics expert who is responsible for creating the Synthetic Partners. Lom is played by Mackenzie Crook, who brings a quirky and entertaining energy to the character. Lom's complicated relationship with the Synthetics is a recurring theme throughout the show, as he struggles with both their limitations and their capabilities.

Other notable cast members include Lili Taylor as Captain Sandra Maldonado, Kennex's boss and former partner, who has a strong moral compass and a need to always do the right thing; Michael Irby as Detective Richard Paul, who is initially suspicious of Kennex and Dorian but later becomes a trusted ally; and Minka Kelly as Detective Valerie Stahl, a tech-savvy detective with a penchant for uncovering information through unconventional means.

One of the strengths of Almost Human is its unique blend of sci-fi and cop drama. The series tackles a range of complex issues such as Artificial Intelligence, identity, and morality in a thoughtful and compelling way. The show's production values are also impressive, with high-quality visual effects and sleek futuristic sets that transport viewers to an engaging near-future world.

Despite its critical acclaim, Almost Human was unfortunately canceled after just one season due to low ratings. However, its strong fan following has continued to grow, and the show has remained popular among sci-fi enthusiasts. Its thoughtful exploration of the future of law enforcement, technology, and human-machine relationships continue to make it an interesting and relevant show to watch years later.

Overall, Almost Human is a gripping and thought-provoking show that explores important ethical and philosophical issues through compelling characters and stunning visuals. Its blend of sci-fi and procedural elements make it a unique entry in the television landscape, and it remains an intriguing gem for fans of the genre.

Almost Human is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (14 episodes). The series first aired on August 11, 2013.

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Straw Man
13. Straw Man
March 3, 2014
In the first season finale, a copycat serial killer is on the loose. As the investigation unfolds, biotechnology from the future sheds light on crimes of the past.
12. Beholder
February 24, 2014
During the investigation into the killing of a "chrome," Kennex and Dorian discover the murder suspect is seeking DNA perfection.
11. Disrupt
February 17, 2014
After a 'smart home' attacks its occupants, Kennex and Dorian must deal with the mysterious hologram character that represents the house.
10. Perception
February 10, 2014
The investigation into the simultaneous and sudden deaths of two genetically-enhanced - or "chrome" - children takes a sudden turn when a recent drowning victim is connected to the case.
9. Unbound
February 3, 2014
The repercussions of the rebuilding of Danica, an advanced DRN that operates more like a soldier than a cop, are serious with multiple casualties. Kennex and Dorian look to Nigel, a genius roboticist and DRN creator, in attempt to track her down.
You Are Here
8. You Are Here
January 13, 2014
Det. Kennex and Dorian investigate a crime scene involving a self-guided bullet that is programmed to kill selectively. Meanwhile, Maldonado revisits the location where Kennex was almost killed.
Simon Says
7. Simon Says
January 6, 2014
Detective Kennex and Dorian investigate Simon, a serial killer who straps bombs to his victims' neck and then publicizes their final moments on the internet. Simon makes a bold move when Kennex becomes his next target.
6. Arrhythmia
December 16, 2013
Detective John Kennex and Dorian investigate the death of a man who suffered a fatal cardiac arrest, but who claimed someone was trying to kill him and predicted his exact time of death before it ever occurred.
Blood Brothers
5. Blood Brothers
December 9, 2013
Detective John Kennex and Dorian must protect the sole witness in a major murder trial, while Captain Maldonado questions the defendant.
The Bends
4. The Bends
December 2, 2013
An old cop friend of Detective Kennex's goes undercover in an intense drug investigation, but his cover is blown. Kennex and Dorian team up with Rudy Lom to get to the bottom of things.
Are You Receiving?
3. Are You Receiving?
November 25, 2013
Detective Kennex and Dorian face an intense and futuristic hostage situation, while Captain Maldonado struggles to meet the terrorist's demands in an effort to protect the innocent.
2. Skin
November 18, 2013
In the second part of the series premiere, Detective John Kennex and Dorian investigate a murder and high-profile missing persons case forcing them into the profitable world of IRCs - Intimate Robot Companions - also known as sexbots. Meanwhile, Kennex attempts to remedy a part of his troubled past.
1. Pilot
November 17, 2013
In the series premiere, John Kennex, a detective and sole survivor of a devastating police ambush, and his robot partner, Dorian, fight crime and attempt to reduce the number of dangerously evolved criminals.
0. Preview
August 11, 2013
A glimpse into the new series set in the not-too-distant future, when a part-machine cop must pair with a part-human robot as they fight crime and investigate a deeper cover-up in a futuristic new world.
Where to Watch Almost Human
Almost Human is available for streaming on the FOX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Almost Human on demand at Vudu, Apple TV and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    August 11, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (52,120)