Saturday, July 4, 2015
Humans S1 E01 My Impressions
So the first episode did a fantastic job of laying the groundwork, I really appreciated the subtlety this show demonstrated compared to ohh I dunno.......Fox's Almost Human.
I've been married 11 years and I have a son and have 2 jobs, I can cook, I know how to operate a vacuum and know how to sort clothes to clean and know how to fold.... personally I think the clueless/ helpless man stereotype is hilarious!
I do know without a shadow of a doubt my wife would absolutely react the exact same way as Laura Hawkins.
Gemma Chan (Mia/Anita) did wonderful job as a synth....towards the end of the episode I honestly felt very uneasy after the revelation was made.
William Hurt was also very good as a widower who refuses to upgrade to a newer model Synth for personal reasons, I found it funny when the social worker comes by for a visit with the latest model saying he will be forced to upgrade his synth because they no longer "support such an outdated model.....reminds me of my I phone 3GS!
This isn't a new story, it's been told many times, The Second Renaissance in the Animatrix was in my opinion the most similar to this show as far as I can tell from one episode.
I enjoyed Human's first episode and look forward seeing where the show goes from here? Will we see a Synth revolution or will the show explore the questions can a synth gain emotions via unique memories, can a synth prove it is self aware, and if it can be proven they are self aware would synths automatically gain "human rights", how would synths view religion, would a self aware synth invalidate the soul?
There is alot of fascinating/ terrifying theories that this show can explore, this show is in a way reminiscent to Gattica, they are both science fiction that is on the cusp of reality.
B1663R is out there......