We learned a few essential things about Fox’s new show “Almost Human” last night during the first half of the show’s premiere launch. We know Detective John is a real moody guy, who might live in a “Minority Report” meets “A.I.” world, but doesn’t have to like it. He spent a year in a coma after losing a leg while on a case involving the evil syndicate. Now that he is out he spends a lot of time in black market memory centers trying to relive the day he lost his leg. We know each detective works with a cyborg, and the new model Detective John is assigned to is the emotional model.
Here’s what Fox says is in store for Detective John and his robot tonight on part two of the “Almost Human” premiere.
In night two of the Series Premiere, Detective John Kennex (Karl Urban) and Dorian (Michael Ealy) are dispatched to investigate a murder and high-profile missing persons case that lead them into the highly profitable world of IRCs – Intimate Robot Companions – also known as sexbots. Meanwhile, Kennex looks to reconcile a part of his troubled past
Dorian is like “Johnny 5″ from “Short Circuit”, but with skin. Also don’t forget the great Minka Kelly is also on this show as a Detective and love interest for Detective John. Karl Urban is a great choice for this role because he can jump from cowboy gunslinger to soft cuddly with ease. Michael Ealy’s doing a Data with emotion chip thing, but that isn’t his fault.
My only problem with the first episode was the vast differences in technology on display. On one hand we had the cyborgs and police tape that reads faces, but then people still cling to plastic umbrellas and use segways in warehouses. It seems like a small complaint, but this is a show where the sensation of being in the future is key to the overall tone and plot. The promo for tonight promises for more John and Dorian hi jinx, and the promise of female androids.
It’s the second all new episode of “Almost Human” this week before returning permanently in the Monday 8pm time slot.
Date: Monday, November 18th
Episode Title: “Skin”
Start Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Online Stream: FOX.com