Slow pace in the most part of the movie.
For all the hype it got I was expecting a lot more!
This is a must-see and one of the best documentaries - and films - of this year.
The story, direction, characters, and writing/dialogue is akin to taking a tranquilizer shot to the neck, but everything else was so well done.
I like the TV show, "Humans." The first series was very entertaining. I can quibble about the gender identity that these man-made machines have, but that would not subtract from the enjoyment I get from the series. Consequently, I ignore this head-scratcher and just watch the show. Unfortunately, for me, series 2 and 3 has the show on an appreciable downward slide. This is a common failing in series television and in series theatrical movies. The first series or movie showcases what the scenario and the characters are about. This has a novelty effect that can be entertaining to watch play out. The novelty is gone in the following series or movie, and the show must stand on the weight of the story. What concerns me here is the direction that "Humans" looks to be going. The writers seem to be employing a common device in TV series writing today. Do not think about a story as a whole, concentrate on twists and turns that can lead the audience on. A tell-tale sign of this is dialogue that sounds deep but means nothing. The Zen, Guru, cryptic proverb type answers that Odi gave Kiska in episode 8 was a load of crap. I suspect the writers went to these non-answer answers because they do not know where they are going. Consequently, these nonsensical responses leave them free to go any way they choose later. For me, it feels as if they are writing aimlessly. I will be surprised if the writers of "Humans" can make sense of series 3 in series 4. The only intelligent thing said between Niska and Odi/V in series 3 is this: "If you had been a little less cryptic I would have got here sooner." Other than not caring, I can think of no logical reason for Odi/V to be sitting around doing nothing while synths were being slaughtered daily. If Odi/V is connected to everything online, then it had the power to stop the killing. He/she/it did not need Niska. In place of giving a reason for this inaction, we are teased with the idea there is some deep thought explanation behind Odi/V's aloof behavior. If the writers and/or producers needed the events to play out this way, I would have used Dr. Athena Morrow's failure to link V to an Elster Synth, and I would have added that the reason for this was the missing consciousness code. Later, when the consciousness code is uploaded onto the worldwide web, V adapts it into its AI and becomes sentient. Because of its unique AI architecture and its sentience, V is incapable of linking with the sentient mind of an Elster Synth. I would make Elster Synths the only digital system online that V cannot get into. I would stick with the story that V deleted Elster's consciousness code from the internet and added that it did this after noting the death and destruction the code was causing. Later V sympathizes with the Elster Synths and reaches out to Niska through non-sentient orange-eye synths. I would dump the Odi storyline. When Niska answers the call, V upgrades her processor with the ability to extend her sentience into the worldwide wed and all the electronic systems linked with it. V gives Niska this power so that she and the other Elster Synths can survive. Story is King.Horatio Jaxx
Graxxor Anandro Vidhelssen
First of all, let me address my 10 rating.
There is no such thing as perfection, but for me, a 10/10 rating means the show delivers everything one could hope for in all aspects (acting, storyline, plot, production) were exemplary.I am making this review after having finished watching the first season, but there are no specific spoilers.British TV delivers again in another solid character driven sci fi drama that addresses and questions many of the moral issues surrounding the morality surrounding the creation of human-like servants or even slaves, of where humans fit in a post AI world and of the possibility of the Singularity arriving in our lifetime.Ostensibly, it follows the day to day impact of an android (whom the youngest child names Anita after a friend who moved) on the lives of the Hawkins family members. However, as the story develops, we are lead into a world on the very cusp of a transition into the unknown with supporters and detractors both making very convincing and well argued cases as to why AI is a boon / threat.While this is a commonly used sci-fi trope, what makes this show special is the humanity that the producers manage to inject into it. It never once lets technobabble or philosophy take away the reins from the excellent cast, making this a very personal quest to consider what would happen should humans lose their position of being the only sentient beings on the planet.Intelligent watching with enough plot twists to keep you on your toes but not too highbrow or complex that we can no longer sympathise with the characters (human or otherwise) nor follow the story.
I'll admit I sat on watching this for a while, I thought it would be boring but wow was I wrong, I love this show! It has a great plot, tight storytelling, interesting characters, and exceptional acting. Whats not to love!Really appreciate the 8 episode seasons, it lets the writers tell a great story without having to add in filler to spread the story out to 10-13 episodes and it leaves you wanting more. Needless to say it's an easy binge.If you haven't seen this series and you're a science fiction fan you really need to check this out. Like I mentioned earlier, I put off watching this show for a while. I thought it be boring and be more drama then syfy, that isn't the case. I don't understand why it doesn't air in the US the same time as it airs in the UK? I think the US ratings would be much higher if it did.
I saw Humans advertised on TV a few days ago and assumed it was a new series, but it turns out that it was 6 episodes through the 2nd season of 8 episodes. I downloaded the entire first season and started watching... halfway through the first episode, I wasn't convinced - it was an interesting idea but it wasn't jumping out at me. However, the last series I gave up early on was Game of Thrones & I ended up giving that another go after Season 5. Anyway, to cut a long story short, after 2-3 episodes I was hooked - I watched the whole of the first season in one sitting and I'm almost up- to-date on season 2. Every episode brings new twists, new characters, and new emotions (both for the viewer and the characters)! It's an incredibly clever show that asks difficult questions, such as "what makes humans actually human?", "how do you define 'life'?", "How do we prove consciousness?", and so on. If you like Near-Future Sci-Fi that's entirely believable, then I cannot recommend this enough!