While Fox long ago announced the J.J. Abrams-backed series “Almost Human” as part of its fall lineup, the network decided more recently to give it a boost with regards to its most likely audience: young men.
Make no mistake. “Almost Human” is designed with the male viewer in particular in mind. It stars Karl Urban — Bones in the most recent “Star Trek” movies — as John Kennex, a tough cop in 2048, where human police are teamed with robot partners. As the series begins, Kennex has become part robot himself after a brutal attack, which put him in a coma and forced replacement of his leg with a mechanized one. Though not a fan of robots, he is eventually paired with Dorian (Michael Ealy), an older model with more emotion and insight than later ’bots. In other words, a maverick cop has been teamed with a maverick robot — and each is “almost human.”
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