Humans. Episode Three-some notes and dialogue with review at the end. Minor spoilers only. On in the UK on Channel Four or 104 on Virgin media TV. Sundays @ 9pm,

Previously..

Anita to Laura:
“I will always keep Sophie safe..”

Is it really likely the synth would have a number branded onto their skin?  Concentration camp style.  Like Fred does.

So it’s Nitska who is the blond synthetic human.
Fred is the other member of the five synthetics.

What is Doctor Millican up to?..
Nurse Ratchet-like Healthcare Nurse:
“Doctor Milliacan, this is highy unsafe!”

Note: Anita is relegated to riding on her son’s bike home.  Joe announces that Anita should sit in the front.  never a good thing for a woman to be usurped in the front seat.

Anita to Joe:
For insurance company purposes you must examine my epidermis..”
Joe: (poking her)
“It’s not real..” (to himself)
Anita:
“I do have some sensation but I do not feel pain..”
Then, sweetly:
“I’m not real..”
(looks down at him)

So in spite of the intractably ludicrous feel to the Cop/Police story-things are getting very interesting in that department.

Nitska: to Jonas
“Would you have asked a human woman to work in that place?”
Hmm.  Preachy teachy alert.

Doctor Milican to Odi:
“We should have done this a long time ago, no meds, no tug boat, you, me and a V8/ ‘V’ Eight!”

Odi to Doctor Millican:
“Course of, George..”
Ahhh.

So the family including the husband of the tiresome family are slowly ganging up on her..(Laura)
In an old fashioned classic horror way.

And things are getting even creepier.

Odi:
George?“..

***

Review.
So Humans is a bit symbolism heavy.  Sometimes.  However if the drama itself as a creation is good enough to surpass this sort of be-labouredness of theme/s: I will ignore the rest.  Or this aspect .  Of the drama.

And so far Humans seems to be cooking up nicely.  I even forgive and indeed encompass: the rather ludicrously staged (somehow) side-story of the Police Investigation.  Much as this storyline lurches from the ludicrous to  the mundane: it will do.

This poorly presented lets call it anti-dystopian future falls flat.  It just does.  However, I have decided the two Police Detectives manage to resuscitate this flatness with their own brand of dead-pan-hey-double dead-panning-charm.

Detective Drummonds barks orders like he might have worked in Billings-gate Market once upon a time.  He chews on his pen.  Which on closer observance: is an e-pen or water vapour smoking device.  He hates the mild mannered Richard, Physiotherapist/ Healthcare Robot-with a vengeance.

I could add Masseur Synth into that mix.  Since Richard seems to have different boundaries for dealing with humans physically-than the other synthetic humans do.

The Healthcare robots are truly the sinister ones so far.  Sinister in a social way.  Giving rise, unwittingly (to new social occurrences) by their off the wall actions.  From a human point of view.

Thing is-you just cannot be programmed to deal with every possibility-can you.  Humans, although some have argued, may operate on an unconscious numerical pattern, are just plain too random.  And so is the universe.  With them in  it.

However one could argue that when the opposite of human randomness is non-random.  And that when non-random goes rogue surely anything can happen.

***





Footnote.
So not yet conscious synths could only go so far.  Unless they were able to make new connections themselves as a result of random occurrences perhaps.

***

Humans. Episode Three-some notes and dialogue with review at the end. Minor spoilers only. On in the UK on Channel Four or 104 on Virgin media TV. Sundays @ 9pm,

Previously..

Anita to Laura:
“I will always keep Sophie safe..”

Is it really likely the synth would have a number branded onto their skin?  Concentration camp style.  Like Fred does.

So it’s Nitska who is the blond synthetic human.
Fred is the other member of the five synthetics.

What is Doctor Millican up to?..
Nurse Ratchet-like Healthcare Nurse:
“Doctor Milliacan, this is highy unsafe!”

Note: Anita is relegated to riding on her son’s bike home.  Joe announces that Anita should sit in the front.  never a good thing for a woman to be usurped in the front seat.

Anita to Joe:
For insurance company purposes you must examine my epidermis..”
Joe: (poking her)
“It’s not real..” (to himself)
Anita:
“I do have some sensation but I do not feel pain..”
Then, sweetly:
“I’m not real..”
(looks down at him)

So in spite of the intractably ludicrous feel to the Cop/Police story-things are getting very interesting in that department.

Nitska: to Jonas
“Would you have asked a human woman to work in that place?”
Hmm.  Preachy teachy alert.

Doctor Milican to Odi:
“We should have done this a long time ago, no meds, no tug boat, you, me and a V8/ ‘V’ Eight!”

Odi to Doctor Millican:
“Course of, George..”
Ahhh.

So the family including the husband of the tiresome family are slowly ganging up on her..(Laura)
In an old fashioned classic horror way.

And things are getting even creepier.

Odi:
George?“..

***

Review.
So Humans is a bit symbolism heavy.  Sometimes.  However if the drama itself as a creation is good enough to surpass this sort of be-labouredness of theme/s: I will ignore the rest.  Or this aspect .  Of the drama.

And so far Humans seems to be cooking up nicely.  I even forgive and indeed encompass: the rather ludicrously staged (somehow) side-story of the Police Investigation.  Much as this storyline lurches from the ludicrous to  the mundane: it will do.

This poorly presented lets call it anti-dystopian future falls flat.  It just does.  However, I have decided the two Police Detectives manage to resuscitate this flatness with their own brand of dead-pan-hey-double dead-panning-charm.

Detective Drummonds barks orders like he might have worked in Billings-gate Market once upon a time.  He chews on his pen.  Which on closer observance: is an e-pen or water vapour smoking device.  He hates the mild mannered Richard, Physiotherapist/ Healthcare Robot-with a vengeance.

I could add Masseur Synth into that mix.  Since Richard seems to have different boundaries for dealing with humans physically-than the other synthetic humans do.

The Healthcare robots are truly the sinister ones so far.  Sinister in a social way.  Giving rise, unwittingly (to new social occurrences) by their off the wall actions.  From a human point of view.

Thing is-you just cannot be programmed to deal with every possibility-can you.  Humans, although some have argued, may operate on an unconscious numerical pattern, are just plain too random.  And so is the universe.  With them in  it.

However one could argue that when the opposite of human randomness is non-random.  And that when non-random goes rogue surely anything can happen.

***



Footnote.
So not yet conscious synths could only go so far.  Unless they were able to make new connections themselves as a result of random occurrences perhaps.

***