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HUMANS: Season 1 (2015)




Critic Consensus: Humans is a mature, high-octane thriller offering emotional intrigue and thought-provoking suspense that should prove irresistible to sci-fi fans while remaining accessible enough to lure in genre agnostics.


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A suburban family buys the latest tech gadget--a robot servant--in this remake of a Swedish series. In Season 1 of "HUMANS," when Joe (Tom Goodman-Hill) brings Anita -- later known as Mia (Gemma Chan) -- a robotic assistant known as a "Synth" into the family home, the repercussions change their lives forever. As Toby (Theo Stevenson), Sophie (Pixie Davies) and Joe become enamored with Anita, Mattie (Lucy Careless) and Laura (Katherine Parkinson) realize something is amiss. Meanwhile, Niska (Emily Berrington), a conscious synth, seeks help from her human brother Leo (Colin Morgan) after an incident places their unusual family in danger; and Pete (Neil Maskell), a police officer investigating Niska's actions, is shocked when his partner Karen (Ruth Bradley) reveals her secret past. Elsewhere, retired scientist George struggles to keep his aging synth Odi from being decommissioned; and Laura and Mattie assist Leo as he tries to uncover the truth behind his father's work.


William Hurt
as George Millican
Lucy Carless
as Mattie Hawkins
Theo Stevenson
as Toby Hawkins
Pixie Davies
as Sophie Hawkins
Danny Webb
as Professor Edwin Hobb
Ruth Bradley
as Detective Inspector Karen Voss
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Critic Reviews for HUMANS: Season 1

All Critics (62) | Top Critics (34)

All people have to do is power up their TVs, set aside their sensitivities and tune in.

August 7, 2018 | Full Review…

There's so much going on here thematically that it's always bouncing from one complex question to another. And that will keep me engaged all Summer.

June 23, 2015 | Full Review…

It's an interesting concept -- as evidenced by the wealth of material already out there -- but for the most part the stories the writers choose to tell are expected.

June 29, 2015 | Full Review…

What stays with us about Humans, though, are the reminders of all the little ways things will change once we hand part of our lives over to robots.

June 29, 2015 | Full Review…

Like most good sci-fi, Humans makes sure that the philosophizing doesn't get in the way of the suspense and chills. Anyone who doesn't enjoy those might be a Synth.

June 29, 2015 | Full Review…

A charming, exciting, and impeccably written sci-fi drama for grown-up.

June 26, 2015 | Full Review…

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