The Imperfects

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  • TV-MA
  • 2022
  • 1 Season
  • 6.5  (8,090)

The Netflix original series The Imperfects is a thrilling science-fiction drama that transports viewers to a world where genetics meets technology and morality meets the supernatural. The show explores the consequences and moral dilemmas arising from new technological developments that allow humans to manipulate their own genetic makeup, opening doors for previously unimaginable possibilities and risks.

The story follows a group of young adults who, after being hired as part of a science experiment, find themselves coming in contact with an unusual substance with extraordinary abilities. As it turns out, this 'substance' is a synthetic gene that unlocks a plethora of abilities in whoever receives it, making them faster, stronger, smarter, and even more attractive. However, the synthetic gene is not without its own flaws, as it also brings to the surface previously dormant imperfections and vulnerabilities in the recipient's genetic makeup. In other words, humans become a new, improved version of themselves, but still with their old flaws and weaknesses.

The main characters in The Imperfects are Dr. Sydney Burke, a research scientist who has been working on developing a cure for a rare genetic disease; Tilda Weber, a brilliant scientist with a troubled past; and Abbi Singh, a social media influencer who wants to use her newfound powers to transform her career and give back to her followers.

As the story unfolds, viewers are introduced to the dynamics between the characters and the many questions and conflicts that emerge from using advanced technology on living beings. One of the most profound dilemmas explored in the show has to do with the concept of perfection and our inherent desire as humans to be perfect. The show cleverly highlights the human tendency to focus on the perceived imperfections and flaws in others and ourselves, even when we have accomplished great things. It plays with the idea that humans, in their pursuit of perfection, are inherently imperfect, a concept that lends itself not only to the storytelling but also to the genre of science fiction.

Another fascinating aspect of The Imperfects is the exploration of the relationship between science and morality. The show introduces ethical and philosophical questions about the ethical implications of using new technology to enhance biological and mental functions, and how much we should be allowed to interfere with our own biological makeup. It even touches on the consequences of using AI to study humans and the potential risks of creating superhumans with complete control over their own genetic makeup.

The Imperfects has a rich narrative arc that is well developed, with a complex set of characters who offer a human touch to the otherwise tech-centric backdrop of the story. The chemistry between the cast is on point, striking the right balance between the more serious themes of the story and the lighter moments that invite viewers to connect with the characters on a more personal level. The dialogue is sharp, witty, and moves the story at a steady pace, with each episode offering captivating new twists and turns that keep viewers engaged and guessing.

Visually, The Imperfects is a feast for the eyes, with a mix of high-tech laboratory settings and outdoor shots that offer a perfect balance of sci-fi futurism and earthly beauty. The show's special effects are well-executed and natural-looking, adding an extra layer of realism to the scientific conceits that the show explores.

In conclusion, The Imperfects is a show that is equal parts mind-bending science fiction, high-stakes drama, and ethical analysis of the human condition. Netflix has another successful entry to its already packed library of original programming, and we are excited to see where this fascinating story will take us in future seasons.

The Imperfects is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on September 8, 2022.

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Seasons
Destroy All Monsters
10. Destroy All Monsters
September 8, 2022
Abbi and Tilda band together with an unexpected ally to go after Sarkov, who has big plans for Juan. New revelations bring new challenges for the group.
All Monsters Attack
9. All Monsters Attack
September 8, 2022
After receiving bad news from home, Abbi attempts to replicate the cure. Juan attends a party. Tilda tries to warn Sarkov of the risks of using nanobots.
The Devil You Know
8. The Devil You Know
September 8, 2022
In need of nanobots to distribute his cure, Sarkov sends the team on a mission to Idaho. Burke and Finch team up to stay one step ahead of Dr. Crain.
Cure All
7. Cure All
September 8, 2022
Abbi, Juan and Tilda investigate an attack after a mutant strikes. Sarkov inches closer to a cure, while Burke has a breakthrough.
Lest Ye Become a Monster
6. Lest Ye Become a Monster
September 8, 2022
Burke and Sarkov begin work on a cure, with Burke as the test subject. When government agents track them down, the group rallies to fend them off.
Zoe Must Be Destroyed
5. Zoe Must Be Destroyed
September 8, 2022
At Sarkov's home, Tilda and Juan make a shocking discovery. Abbi and Hannah worry that Finch may pose a threat to Dr. Burke.
One of Us
4. One of Us
September 8, 2022
While Juan reconnects with family, Abbi and Tilda meet another test subject with powers of his own. Investigators start to hunt for the Imperfects.
Portland Warehouse Massacre
3. Portland Warehouse Massacre
September 8, 2022
The search for Sarkov leads Juan, Abbi and Tilda into a seriously messed up situation. A mysterious woman begins to zero in on her targets.
Doug of the Dead
2. Doug of the Dead
September 8, 2022
In hopes of finding Sarkov, the Imperfects look for another Wellness Program participant while dealing with the fallout from their new powers.
Sarkov's Children
1. Sarkov's Children
September 8, 2022
Three test subjects of an elaborate experiment start experiencing strange symptoms and turn to geneticist Dr. Alex Sarkov for help.
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Where to Watch The Imperfects
The Imperfects is available for streaming on the Netflix website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Imperfects on demand at Netflix.
  • Premiere Date
    September 8, 2022
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (8,090)