“Come Monday…” is a weekly series that will involve a review of (or commentary about) websites, movies, documentaries, television shows, sports, music, and whatever else may tickle my fancy at the time. Be assured that these reviews will be generally positive, as in accordance to the Jimmy Buffett song “Come Monday.” This is subject to change, however. In fact, I would be most derelict in my duties to neglect going on a rant every once in a while. For rants promote change, and change can be good—right? Therefore, since good is generally considered as being a positive force in 99.3% of the parallel universes that I am aware of, even a rant could be considered as being something positive, and a genuine hissy-fit would be even better (so I’m told).
Be assured that I was very pleasantly surprised to find that FOX’s [Almost Human] was as good as ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was [bad]. For the apparent success of far too many [Syfy movies] has infected studio heads all over with the thought that all that is needed for a show like Almost Human to rise to the top of the ratings are a few robots and some other highly advanced technologies prominently on display.
Okay, Almost Human has a few robots (quite a few, actually) and some other highly advanced technologies prominently on display. In fact, Dorian (played by [Michael Ealy]) is an android with emotions that appear to go far beyond mere programming.
It is Dorian’s emotions that makes Almost Human so fully entertaining to me. For there are times when Dorian shows more humanity in his actions than his human partner, Det. John Kennex (played by [Karl Urban]).
Dorian also has a delightful sense of humor that often leaves Det. Kennex grimacing after getting stung by one of Dorian’s zingers. No, Dorian is most definitely not another [Data].
Perhaps the highest compliment I can pay to Almost Human is that it could stand on its own without any of the highly advanced technologies. For it is actually a cop-buddy show that is driven by the interaction between Det. Kennex and Dorian. It also has a [genuine babe] and a [scientist], who really needs to get out more, if stuff like that is important to you.
You can go see for yourself at 7 p.m. Central this evening. I sure hope it is brought back for another season.
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