Akta Good Science Fiction: A Review of SVT’s Real Humans
This is a very interesting review of the well-received Scandanavian Sci-Fi series on which the forthcoming “Humans” is based. We can only hope to do it as well. (excerpts from Joe Hubris.com)
After taking over the police procedural and the political drama, Scandinavian dominance of high-quality television has now moved onto Science Fiction in the form of Äkta människor, or Real Humans, SVT’s brilliant series about androids that has just started shooting its second season.
The stories are complex and deftly interwoven. It will be worth your while to seek it out.
Creator Lars Lundström manages to weave together several distinct threads that explore our relationship with technology as only a story about robots can. It isn’t just good science fiction, it’s good television, with deft cliffhangers and sub plots that merge seamlessly. In these stories, we find love, hate, exploitation, crime, deceit, sexuality, companionship, and…
This is great science fiction and great television. … We may have to be happy hoping that the English-language remake is close to as good.
Leo and Mimi . It is their love for each other that rips at our hearts repeatedly throughout the series.
By Joe Hubris 06/06/13 … http://joehubris.com/node/90
Warning: If you are spoiler averse, you may not want to read the entire article.
We should also add this comment by Jon Brackley in answer to the question: “It’s inspired by a Swedish drama, Real Humans. How closely does it replicate that series?
J: We watched the show a long time ago – we watched all of it. The main characters are inspired by the original, but we’ve run with them and done our own thing. So they start off in a similar place to the original, but we take them on very, very different journeys.