Thursday, February 27, 2014

What I’m Watching: Almost Human

Almost Human: Season 1, Episode 12 “Beholder” (C+)

It’s hard to believe that we’re almost at the end of the season of this almost sure-to-be-cancelled show. I was so happy with how it was going and presenting the future at the start, and now I’ve all but lost hope. This episodes continued to deliver with a fresh idea about how technology plays into the criminal landscape in the future, showcasing a man so obsessed with perfection that he was willing to kill a number of people to steal a flawless feature from each of them. I didn’t find the villain of the hour all that compelling otherwise, and wasn’t too thrilled with the big twist, that the woman he had tried so desperately to be beautiful four was actually blind, meaning that his entire quest was for naught. It is intriguing to see Stahl’s status as a Chrome play into her investigation, and to see her talk her way into a private club for Chromes only. Kennex flirting with her and essentially asking her out at the end of the episode led to better disappointment, as her new Chrome date arrived at just that moment to pick her up. It’s been a long time since I was rooting for Kennex since I think he’s just too grumpy for his own good, and I’d more enjoy seeing him display even an ounce of personality that didn’t involve telling someone else to shut up. Dorian is holding his own well, but the rest of the characters on this show just aren’t quite cutting it.

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