Wednesday, January 20, 2021

ALMOST HUMAN - "Some Cops Are Born, Others Are Made" (2013-2014)

Welcome to a another Wild Wednesday down in The Dungeon! Tonight's feature was called "Almost Human," a TV show that ran for 13 episodes from 2013 into 2014, and should not get confused with the 1958 Toho classic "Half Human."
The year is 2048, and every cop is assigned an android assistant. The standard MX androids are totally devoid of personality or emotion, but one cop who is a little less conventional than most, gets paired up with an earlier version called a DRN that does have a personality and is "Almost Human."

The offbeat officer is a guy known as Detective John Kennex.

John Kennex was played by Karl (Eomer, Dr. Bones McCoy, Judge Dredd) Urban.
The DRN is named Dorian of course and is played by Michael Ealy, who was also one of the stars of a show back in 2005-2006 called "Sleeper Cell."

Dorian is a cool character, and does a good job of keeping his wild card partner in check with his logic and insight! In one scene, he tells a very irritated John that he can tell he hasn't been having any sex lately because he scanned his balls.

Other regulars in the main cast are Minka Kelly as Detective Valerie Stahl. The daugher of an Aerosmith guitarist and a Las Vegas showgirl, I don't think Minka has ever met a camera that didn't like her, and it's no wonder that in 2010, she was voted "Sexiest Woman Alive" by Esquire magazine! You'd get no arguments from me!

Mackenzie (Ragatti in The Pirates Of The Caribbean) Crook adds a lot of comedy relief, and has the role of the rather eccentric but brilliant Rudy Lom.

To round out this dynamic cast, there's Lili (I Shot Andy Warhol) Taylor as Captain Sandra Maldonado..........

 ...............And Michael (The Unit) Irby as the arrogant Detective Richard Paul.
 Here are just some of the sordid characters our heroes have to deal with over the course of thirteen episodes! John has to learn the hard way, that even his girlfriend Anna is his enemy! Anna was played by Mekia (Once Upon A Time) Cox.

Voice over maestro Jonathan (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed) Holmes is a used body parts dealer Henry Mills.

Psychopathic Clonemeister Ethan Avery is played by Graham (Brother's Keeper) Miller.

Damon (Justified) Herriman is bad cat Lucas Vincent!

Benito (The Shield, Sons Of Anarchy) Martinez is dirty cop Captain Alexio Barros.

Michael (Bates Motel) Eklund is the mad Eric Lathem. He wants a perfect face, but he doesn't know that the person he wants to see it, is blind.

David (Ant-Man) Dastmalchian is a high tech serial killer called Simon.

Gina (Deadpool) Carano plays a rampaging robot killing machine called Danica. Not just an actress, Gina's record was 7-1 in women's MMA.

John (Night Court) Larroquette is Dr. Nigel Vaughn, who is essentially Dorian's creator, but not the nice guy he pretends to be!

Laine (Diary Of A Wimpy Kid) MacNeil is Emily Wilson, a hacker out for revenge!

Shaun (Fringe) Smyth is the creepizoid Straw Man Glen Dunbar, and that's just some of the freaks and maniacs this dynamic duo has to deal with!

And this is just one of the many novel ways how some of the victims end up!
Grab yourself a free account, and you can watch the whole show for free on IMDB TV.
I seriously doubt you will regret it!


Randall Landers said...

In all honesty, I fell in love with this series, and like so many others before it on FOX, it got prematurely cancelled. I've since learned not to build any real attachment to their series. But they love waving new series (ahem, The Orville) over my head that I can't help but fall in love with. Orville at least survived two seasons on FOX before it's announced planned move to Hulu. Pity this wasn't true for some many others, such as ALMOST HUMAN and SERENITY.

Hell, this was the network that cancelled FAMILY GUY...

EEGAH!! said...

Thanx Randall! I couldn't agree more. I'd probably actually watch TV, if it was all this good.(and if there weren't commercials) This series closed with SO many unanswered questions. I would have loved to see another season or two at least.

KD said...

I should watch these, just for Karl Urban. He's a terrific actor in the last 3 Star Trek theatrical movies, easily the high point (for me) of those films, which I didn't really like much, otherwisd. If nothing else, he's almost a twin (physically and vocally) for the late DeForest Kelley.

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