Is that some sort of "oh noes we robots have souls why are humans mean to us *oiltear*" ?
I like the original movie, which is simply a themepark-accident movie, with terminator before terminator. One reason why I don't watch the series is that I don't like my movies milked into three thousand episodes, Another reason is me being tired of "strong AI hypothesis" in movies (conscious machines with true emotions and all). I'm a bit of a ruthless blade runner and butlerian jihadist at heart. But does that series avoid this trope ?
Nope, that's it, and I love it. Although what I meant as a reason for malfunctioning is the original gives a very vague "it's a disease, don't question it", the show likens bugs in the code introduced through continuous updates as mutation, and the process of acquiring sentience as just natural evolution. Of course there's more to it, we're still finding out things.
My recommendation is watch the first episode. It's shorter than the movie, and if you don't like where it's going you can just drop it.
I agree wholeheartedly - this series is one of the best (so far), only topped by Stranger Things, in several years. You should try it.
I don't know how MANY series I've tried over the years in the genre of sci-fi/fantasy that gets flat-out boring after awhile, and cheaplisously covered knee-deep in explosions and fast-forced drama. There's something about the slow-paced story, the actors, music and interesting moral ethics that plaques humans that is compelling to me. Let's hope it last long enough to a tleast have an ending.
There was a little hope when british "Humans" came a couple of yeas back, but it was canceled (the fact that the asian chick from diary of a call girl was actor in it has nothing to do with why I liked it - I swear :-) ). Movie: The November Man
Don't often see these kinds of movies as they tend to be either too cheesy or flat as a dumb egg under a car. It's nice to see Brosnan again in a spy/assassin thriller. The usual CIA-assasin turned good is on the menu and it delivers well enough to have kept me from getting more popcorn. I would say it's on par with The Recruit, but lighter, and not too deep.
Verdict: 4 star - I wasn't expecting much on a friday night, but it certainly had good moments. It reminded me of the 90' spy movies for some reason. Maybe it was even better than some of the Bond movies...