meidei wrote:Me and my friend became hooked on the Swedish sci-fi series "Äkta människor" (Real Humans).
We watched the first three episodes last night, and we were bummed when the 4th wasn't done downloading before we went to sleep.
It's a great series, though it's very noticeable that it's huge of tropes basically lifted from AI and I-Robot etc.
But I am convinced that the producers didn't do a scifi for the sake of scifi, like in more mainstream series. Instead, they used the scifi setting as in the classics, to discuss our societies.
As an example:the creepy teenager's attempt to rape their housekeeping self-conscious robot makes you feel as disturbed as you should feel when someone's trying to rape their employees.
I watched some of that series, but I didn't become hooked. It was good, though.
The second season of Grimm started here and I find myself actually tuning in to it. I find it so hard to connect to TV-series nowadays, but I actually like this one. It has an old-school feel to it, like from before series started to be like Lost or Dexter.
(I watched Lost avidly, but the lack of conclusion in it also kind of burned me from this entire style of series. The worst example of this new style that I've come across has to be American Horror Story. Never in my life have I tried watching something that frustrating. )