At 8:00, Hector (my very large black cat) and I sat down to watch the new show Almost Human. Hector was unimpressed and quickly fell asleep in my lap. I, however, stayed awake and liked the show.
While the human/android pairing is hardly original, the show kept my interest. I liked the parallel of both John and Dorian being “asleep” for several years, one in a coma, one decommissioned. It was a nice touch. The interaction between the characters was good. Dorian is predictably more “human” than his flesh and blood counterpart though that seems likely to change. The show is taking the buddy cop genre into science fiction television, which could be good.
The dystopian world it is set in is a bit grim and ultraviolent. I was surprised this aired at 8:00 pm. Legs being blown off and skin basically melting seems a little much for “family hour.” (Does that even exist any more?)
I look forward to seeing where the show will go. It will give me something to watch on Monday nights now that I’ve given up on Sleep Hollow.