Holding out hope for Almost Human and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Almost Human © Fox Broadcasting Company (source)
Almost Human © Fox Broadcasting Company (source)

“Please be good.”

“PLEASE be good.”

“Please be GOOD.”

This  I repeated over and over in my head before the week’s two-night premiere of Almost Human. Y’know, that hyped and postponed sci-fi show on Fox starring the sexy Karl Urban as a gritty, glowering, future cop John Kennex? Yeah, the future. He saw some bad things and did some bad stuff, and all he’s got is a eyebrow-furrowing, post-coma life, a head full of repressed memories, and a synthetic leg to show for it. Oh, and he’s also got a new partner who’s fully synthetic. Dorian, played by Michael Ealy, is a “crazy,” emotional android who’s not at all like his other straight-laced, by-the-book manufactured colleagues. He thinks, he feels, and he has a cool party trick – making parts of his face light up (which do that anyway when he’s “processing data”).  This new take on the old “buddy cop” premise intrigued me from the start, and after was all said and done, the shows were okay…mostly.

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