Saturday, July 14, 2018

What I’m Watching: Humans

Humans: Season 3, Episode 3 (B+)

It’s interesting to see that the Hawkins family continues to play such a big part on this show when it’s really much more about the synths than them. Laura is determined to use her bureaucratic appointment to help the synths to be judged more favorably by her committee, but even getting close to Dr. Sommer romantically didn’t sway him to be on her side at all when push came to shove. The notion of having the committee come visit the community and see what they’re actually like makes some sense, but there’s far too much dissent, particularly from Agnes, for that to go smoothly without anyone getting hurt and the public relations campaign being irreversibly damaged. Joe didn’t prove to be so useless after all, since Karen froze when Sam nearly got hit by the car because she wasn’t programmatically able to put herself in harm’s way even if it was going to save Sam. Maybe he can find a way to build a relationship with them that’s advantageous to both the humans and the synths involved. It was only a matter of time before Mattie and Leo officially acted on their feelings for one another, and though there may be a decent age gap between them, there are far weirder things on this show that have been presented as acceptable. Niska, as usual, is on her own track, hunting down answers and getting coded messages that might lead her closer to the truth but will also surely frustrate her along the way. What I’m Watching: The Handmaid’s Tale

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