Real Humans (Äkta Människor)


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ÄKTA MÄNNISKOR / REAL HUMANS

Has anyone else watched this fantastic swedish sci-fi show? I'm just finished with season one, and I must say, it's a million times better than I expected. I had quite low expectations, having read nothing about it and had just heard "swedish sci-fi with androids", but after having watched it, I'm kind of stunned.

For those who don't know about it, it's a drama show (with a bit of thriller thrown in) taking place in an alternate current time, where robotics have been developed to a point where androids look very similar and act quite similar to humans. There's even some androids that have had special software developed that basically makes them sentient and causes them to think mostly like humans.

It's quite a heavy show, and I couldn't watch more than one episode a day because it does evoke a lot of feelings (at least in me), but that's also a strength. The characters are very relatable, even those that can be considered "villains" (though most things is a large gray scale, not unlike for example battlestar galactica).

So, anyone else watching? Thoughts? One thing I kinda dislike is that I think they draw the anti-hubbot vs racism metaphor a bit too far, which to some degree ends up reestablishing some racist ideas in some way, but other than that it's really fantastic.


I haven't seen it, but I think I got it on Netflix, so maybe I'll check it out. Thanks for the heads up!

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