Humans: Season 1

Humans: Season 1

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BAFTA-nominated sci-fi series set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth'—a highly-developed robotic servant that's so similar to a real human it's transforming the way we live.

2015Rating: TV-14UKChannel 4 Television, Kudos, AMC Networks
DramaScience Fiction

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Episode 1

The Hawkins, a loving but troubled family decide to buy... More a 'Synth' called Anita, but they start to suspect there's something unusual about her...

EPISODE 1.2

Episode 2

Laura feels increasingly threatened by the presence of Synth Anita,... More and Leo's quest for information takes him to dangerous places.

EPISODE 1.3

Episode 3

Laura is begrudgingly forced to keep Anita when she saves... More Toby from a road accident. George is planning an escape with Odi and Pete's hot temper earns him a suspension from work.

EPISODE 1.4

Episode 4

Laura insists the family take Anita for testing when Mattie... More tells her that she's seen Anita acting strangely, while Hobb is on Niska's trail.

EPISODE 1.5

Episode 5

Killer Synth is the breaking news story, and public panic... More is growing. Karen is hot on Niska's tail, but are her motives for finding her more personal than professional?

EPISODE 1.6

Episode 6

Things are at the lowest possible ebb for the fractured... More Hawkins family. With Joe in exile and the kids tired of their parents' lies, Laura decides it's time to tell the truth

EPISODE 1.7

Episode 7

Rejected and alone, Karen sets out to George's house to... More find Niska. Meanwhile Pete is determined to find out who Karen really is. The hunted Synths take refuge at the Hawkins.

EPISODE 1.8

Episode 8

With the Synths in captivity, the devastated Hawkins' realise how... More much Mia and her family mean to them and are determined to help them.

Humans: Season 1 | Reviews

89%62 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Variety

Variety

(Humans) mashes together renegade-robot themes in a manner that feels both derivative and a trifle boring.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's sci-fi for the non sci-fi fan, sci-fi that has more than a foot in sci-fact. It's also a clever, high-energy thriller.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Humans finds a way to bring intrigue to a very familiar conflict.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

A near-future story that also nudges the present tense carefully and effectively into the realm of nightmare.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

(Humans) feels fresh... thanks to a multiple-plotline approach, a deft cast and its refusal to be simplistic.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Humans could be more engaging if it had a greater sense of urgency.

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Vox

Vox

There's a certain pleasure to watching a formula play out, and Humans contains some interesting twists here and there.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Uncannily well-crafted, with an undercurrent of emotional depth that is occasionally surprising, even gratifying.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Humans... offers a surprisingly nuanced look at the old worry that artificial intelligence will eventually outstrip human consciousness.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

There's nothing here that Blade Runner; I, Robot; Black Mirror; and many more haven't done before and done better.

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NPR

NPR

It's a series that covers familiar ground... but it's presented in a new way, with the added bonus of William Hurt.

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The Straits Times

The Straits Times

Humans explores... issues with sensitivity and fresh insight, much of which comes from cleverly using an ordinary family as a stand-in for society at large.

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Financial Times

Financial Times

(Walks) the narrow line between the compelling and the silly.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Arguably more compelling when it is raising questions than answering them, this is still one of the freshest British dramas in years.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Grounding the show in... relatable domestic settings serves as a nice counterweight to the show's dark and mysterious science fiction element...

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Humans: Season 1 | Release Details

Humans: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on TVNZ+.