When it was reported a few weeks ago that the premier date of Almost Human was pushed back, we here at The Outhouse were sure this was network TV code for: not going to happen. It wasn't all that surprising considering how the show seemed to perpetuate the idea that African Americans, even cops, are second class citizens.
Furthermore, for a police drama that takes place in the future, the implication that race relations regressed to the point that an African American police officer would still only be considered "almost human" is appalling. I am calling for a boycott of this show! We need to...
Wait... I'm being told to actually watch the trailer.
ALMOST HUMAN is a high-tech, high-stakes action drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. An unlikely partnership is forged when a part-machine cop (Urban) is forced to pair with a part-human robot (Ealy) as they fight crime and investigate a deeper cover-up in a futuristic new world.
Boy, is my face red. My apologies to everyone. It seems that Urban's character has a problem with his partner being android. That does seem better.
Actually, the show looks quite interesting and I think I'll be watching. What's the opposite of a boycott? Almost Human has a two night premiere this Sunday and Monday on Fox, then regularly on Monday evenings at 8PM.
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About the Author - Jeremy Shane
Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea. Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California. When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead. Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim. If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.
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