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Almost Human

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Drucifer, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Jun 26, 2013 #1 of 101
    Drucifer

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    FOX "ALMOST HUMAN" Gears Up Sunday, November 17th.

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  2. Jun 27, 2013 #2 of 101
    The Merg

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    That looks good!

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  3. Jul 5, 2013 #3 of 101
    LOCODUDE

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    Liking the look of this.....
     
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    Fox pushes 'Almost Human' premiere back two weeks

    Viewers who were awaiting Fox's "Almost Human" will have to wait a little longer.
    The upcoming sci-fi thriller was originally schedule to premiere on Monday, Nov. 4. But now, Fox says, it will launch a two-night premiere event on Sunday Nov. 17 and Monday, Nov. 18

    http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=835411&ocid=tv_outbrain&obref=obinsite
     
  5. Nov 2, 2013 #5 of 101
    Maruuk

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    Will definitely check this out. Looks more intelligent than the usual lowbrow network sci-fi crapola. And some nice effects.
     
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    Supramom2000

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    I have LOVED Michael Ealy since Sleeper Cell!! None of his shows have worked out. I hope this one does.
     
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    Doug Brott

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    Every time I see an ad for this show it reminds me of a show a watched in my childhood:

    Holmes & Yoyo

    Apparently it didn't do too well, perhaps Almost Human will do better.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeJd7j-Rhtg[/youtube]
     
  8. Nov 2, 2013 #8 of 101
    armophob

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    Oh no, how do I unwatch that video? Now that is all I will see when I watch the remake Almost Human.
     
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    Maruuk

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    Hey, all they need to do is transplant that awesome 70's soundtrack over to Almost Human and they've got a hit! wacka wacka wacka.......
     
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    yosoyellobo

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    Thanks for the warning.
     
  11. Nov 3, 2013 #11 of 101
    Nick

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    Should have called it, "Shuck & Shull"
     
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    lugnutathome

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    was this the show that had the Jon Shuck character saying "the bunko squad" as his catchphrase? Been torturing brain cells trying to figure out where that came from.

    Don "amazed one would admit to remembering that show well enough to know the title:)" Bolton
     
  13. Nov 7, 2013 #13 of 101
    TomCat

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    The show looks good, but FOX looks like a bunch of bumblers that can't make a decision. They did the same thing to Rake and to Enlisted, for two more examples just from this fall. And the pattern goes back much further. They also have a hair-trigger for cancellation along with being tone-deaf to what shows to put on and which of those on to put out of their misery. NBC and ABC don't look that much worse by comparison; CBS is the only net that seems to have a handle on all of this.
     
  14. Nov 18, 2013 #14 of 101
    Drucifer

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    Caught the pilot episode last night and I liked it.

    Just wonder how much of the future landscape they can keep producing before some exec starts complaining about its cost.
     
  15. Nov 18, 2013 #15 of 101
    seern

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    Have it in the 'can' and hope to watch either tonight or tomorrow.
     
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    yosoyellobo

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    Watch yesterday and plan to watch tonight. Like what I have seen so far.
     
  17. Nov 18, 2013 #17 of 101
    Drucifer

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    A hell of a lot less highway scenes and cityscapes in the second episode.
     
  18. Nov 19, 2013 #18 of 101
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    I think going forward to 2048 might be a bit far, and puts a lot of pressure on the set dec budget. Those cars look like something from 2015, not 2048. I would have believed maybe 2034, but 2048 seems too far out there in Blade Runner territory to be doable on a TV drama.

    The show itself seems a little robotic (no pun intended), and a little formulaic. FOX has had a number of shows that were second-season that were better and did not survive, including The Chicago Code, Terra Nova, The FInder, and Alcatraz. Admittedly, this is not second-season, but a severley-delayed fall season show. But FOX also proved, with Prison Break, fall season or second-season, that they can mount good shows that have healthy runs.

    But the negatives here are not enough to torpedo this show, because there are a lot of positives. The casting is dead on; you could not probably find a better cast, although none of them have real impressive resumes, at least not quite yet.

    The dialog is well done, and even a line like "Don't scan my testicles, not ever" actually works pretty well when written in this particular context and when part of a dialog between these two actors. The most-popular procedural currently is NCIS, and they would kill to have that sort of chemistry over there instead of their interactions being all forced and douche-chilling instead of humorous, which is what I think they are vainly shooting for.

    But AH accomplishes that with ease, right off the bat, so kudos for that.

    So the show has promise, and if they develop it correctly, a lot of promise.

    I am still a little worried that it is really at heart still just a mediocre procedural, and the sci-fi aspect will not be enough to make up for that. I'm not sure if they know what they are shooting for; is it a procedural? Or is it a character-driven buddy show? I think it needs to strive 100% to be both; if it succeeds 80% on one goal and 60% on the other, that just might be enough. We need to see some real meat (I don't want to hear references here on the forum about how the sexbots already filled that request), and some real writing brilliance, and they already have the vehicle and the cast to carry that off, so the pressure now is on the writers. Time will tell.
     
  19. Nov 19, 2013 #19 of 101
    Henry

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    Ditto.
     
  20. Nov 19, 2013 #20 of 101
    lugnutathome

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    OK the pilot just shot by. No way seemed like 45 minutes of programming nestled in 15 minutes of commercials. It was that engrossing to me. Second episode also seemed too short. Yeah one could pick out holes here and there and in some fashion it's a bit predictable but the interplay between the characters make this interesting and entertaining.

    Don "we'll see what the network execs think eventually" Bolton
     

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