If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/28/15

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Kyle’s Choice

Gemma Chan as Anita - Humans _ Season 1, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Des WillieSunday nights have become an insane night of TV for me — while I’m looking forward to checking out the series finales of Nurse Jackie and American Odyssey and the season premiere of Falling Skies, the thing I’m most looking forward to tonight is the series premiere of the new AMC series Humans. This sci-fi drama is set in an alternate present where synthetic humans known as Synths have become commonplace — every household seems to have one of these robotic servants, except the Hawkins family. Joe Hawkins (Tom Goodman-Hill, Mr. Selfridge) is overwhelmed with taking care of the kids while wife Laura (Katherine Parkinson, The IT Crowd) works long hours, so he decides to get a Synth (Gemma Chan, Bedlam) to help out, much to his wife’s objections. While at first Anita seems to be making life easier, there is something creepy about her, and when questionable things start happening, the Hawkins family starts to question the ramifications of living with a machine.

The series sets up a really fascinating parallel universe and raises some really interesting social ramifications of creating these robots to do all of our work and act as slaves. However, it also sets up a fascinating mystery that spans into three other concurrent storylines — are there Synths that go beyond their programming and can think and feel human emotions? And what are the dangers of this happening? The series also stars Colin Morgan (Merlin), William Hurt (Damages), Rebecca Front (The Wrong Mans), Neil Maskell (Utopia), and Will Tudor (Game of Thrones).

On tonight’s episode, the Hawkins family buys a robot servant called a Synth in the opener of this series based on a Swedish sci-fi drama. They soon begin to suspect, however, that they may be in danger from this highly-developed machine and the man in search of her.

To meet the family’s new Synth, tune in to AMC at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Celebrity Family Feud, BattleBots, American Odyssey, Golan the Insatiable, Food Network Star, The Last Ship, Falling Skies, Halt and Catch Fire, True Detective, Ballers, The Brink, and Nurse Jackie.

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