Get ready for the cops of the future

‘Almost Human’ review

By Lauren Paulsen, Columnist


Almost Human is a gritty, sci-fi crime drama from producer J.J. Abrams that takes place in the year 2048. Technology has reached new heights and with it has come a lot of criminal activity. Police officers are required to have an android partner to help them fight these crimes. The show revolves around Detective John Kennex (Karl Urban) and his android partner, Dorian (Michael Ealy), who is unlike the other androids because he can feel emotions.

The technological gadgets of this story are impressive innovations that make the police work easier, such as with the addition of android partners. They also make it much more difficult for the police to catch the bad guys, as in the case of a DNA bomb that can contaminate all DNA samples in the vicinity.

Another highlight in the show is the humour integrated into the storyline, particularly the interactions between Kennex and Dorian. It is witty and at times made me laugh out loud, which is a nice contrast to the dark tone of the crimes Kennex and Dorian are fighting against.

I found Almost Human to be really worth watching. It is one of the best new programs to premiere this season.