Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Humans: Season 1: Blu Ray Review

Humans: Season 1: Blu Ray Review

Rating: M
Released by Roadshow Home Ent

Playing on our basic suburban paranoias that there is always someone more beautiful and more capable of replacing you in your life, TV series Humans appears on the scene.

The 8 part serial, based on the Swedish scifi drama,  concentrates on a parallel present where Synths (a highly developed robotic servant) are prevalent, handling all our mundane jobs. One of those families is a family of two kids and a mum and dad whose relationship is fractured; and that split's made all the worse by the introduction of a young beautiful synth played by Gemma Chan. When that synth and others start behaving differently, everything starts to change.

Pristine, polished, slick and a little bit sci-fi, Humans is a great drama that spins out the mystery while never fully losing the audience in frustration. With cast members like William Hurt and Katherine Parkinson, the calibre is high; all of those involved impress and the best way to enjoy Humans is spoiler-free.

The mystery rewards if you're willing to stick with it, and with a second season on the way, this is a series worth diving into now.


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