Culture ~ Humans Finale

The British-American TV series, Humans came to an end this Sunday night in the UK.

Produced by AMC Studios, Channel 4 and Kudos, the science fiction drama explored the depth of interactions between humans and machines set in the London suburbs.

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Series poster from Google.

One day, Joe Hawkins (Tom Goodman-Hill) brings home the latest gadget, a synth. His family: wife, Laura Hawkins (Katherine Parkinson), son, Toby (Theo Stevenson) and  daughters, Mattie (Lucy Carless) and Sophie (Pixie Davies) learn to adjust with their new lifestyle. Things are slightly strange as they come to accept the synth.

The so-called synths are android robots who live to serve humans. The way we live is somehow completely transformed in this eight episode seaon. Imagine a world where you never have to lift a finger, you’re never alone and always in control. The synths perform duties but are designed not to comprehend or feel with real emotions.

Then the Hawkins family discovers their synth, Anita/Mia (Gemma Chan) is a bit different and that there are others. These special individuals change it all: Leo (Colin Morgan), Niska (Emily Berrington), Max (Ivanno Jeremiah) and Fred (Sope Dirisu). Relationships develop which make you question the nature of humanity.

The creators, Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley trapped me in this parellel present. The performances were authentic enough regarding human and robotic gestures. Quite amusing yet freaky at times for television. Overall, a well entertaining series and a new way to look at the future of technology and artificial intelligence.

Trying not to give away too much to anyone now tuning in, the sci fi details about persona synthetics are highly appealing. Take a look, if you dare.

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