Monday, December 9, 2013

Come Monday...Almost Human

“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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  1. Oh gee I just adore Almost Human! It's my new favorite show, even if those space age like future shows don't usually grab and hold my attention this one does. Last night's episode where the girl (I adore all the main characters, and often times the ones they have per episode) like the girl that could touch an item and hear the voices of those that have passed on. I just had a feeling the ending would end as it did, and it was perfect, I won't say any more so not to ruin the end for you or who ever else may not have seen it! The show rocks!

  2. why am I suddenly a day late to read all your posts? I know I'm slowing down in my old age but geesh.

  3. We haven't got this one here yet...unless it's on pay-TV...and I don't have pay-TV.

    I didn't watch "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." I couldn't be bothered.

  4. just another everyday psychopath who has had to adapt to its hostile environment to make us all almost "human". thinky thinky. :0)

  5. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Karen!!! Almost Human's episode about the psychic had me taking notes. For Dorian nailed John with several great zingers in just the first five minutes or so!

    Umm, since we both love the show so much, it has to be cancelled-- right? I sure hope not.

  6. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Ann!!! Well, it wouldn't really consider it to be "suddenly"... Okay, I went close to 36 hours without so much as touching our computer, which ended around an hour ago ago. So, I suppose I can't get on you too much (this time).

  7. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Lee!!! No, Almost Human is on FOX, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch, who owns most of Australia--right?

  8. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Anonymous!!! As long as you keep your enthusiasm for vulgarity in check, I will allow your comments to be published. Is asking you to try to make some sense asking too much?


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