Parents' Guide to

Humans

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Robots and humans connect in chilling sci-fi drama.

TV AMC Drama 2015
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 18+

Good premise and writing... coarse language and sexual situations missed by reviewers

This is a show for adults. There is frequent coarse language, sex scenes (no nudity, but obvious) and some episodes use the F bomb. Not for children.
age 10+

Love it!!

I love this show!!!! I have been watching this show for about a month now and it is soooo good! It does have a few curse words in it but nothing your kids haven’t heard yet lol. There are a few times when sex is mention but no sex scenes or nudity. I think all 13 year is kid should watch this. I have read a few reviews and they are all accurate. I do think 7 is a little too young but 18 is way too old. I think 10 is a good starting age but know your kid. All 13 should be able to watch this.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Creepy catnip for sci-fi fans who enjoy smart food for thought, Humans has more to offer than typical space shoot-'em-ups. In a modern world where people are increasingly reliant on -- and affectionate toward -- the machines that make our lives run more smoothly, the jump to a perfect humanoid servant seems a natural one. Wouldn't we all like a second pair of hands? Humans' premise is that the machines we've invented will offer just that -- but a lot more too. Watching Anita and her composed robot brethren interact with humans, performing tasks such as picking up garbage or washing dishes, is unsettling. But what's really unsettling is the gradually revealed idea that somehow she and a few other cyborgs have gained consciousness, with memories, thoughts, and feelings. Equally creepy: The Hawkins and other humans are developing feelings right back, treating the robots variously as sex slaves, substitute family members, and co-parents.

It's an interesting and timely idea, and well-executed, too, with great writing, tense plotting, and fine acting from a cast that will be mostly unknown to American viewers (with the exception of William Hurt, who relies on his synth "son" to spark beautiful memories of his late wife). Humans will give most viewers a chill and make them think, the mark of the very best sci-fi.

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