This is a really good British scifi show. It's set in a
near-future where human-looking robots (Synths) are serving
mankind. Some of them have emotions and have become
sentient. Most of the show focuses on an Asian-looking Synth
named Mia, who has been taken in by the Hawkins family and
named Anita. The overworked mother of the family
Laura, is very jealous of her at first, but then she starts
noticing that Anita is not acting like she's supposed to, so
she gets even more suspicious. She and the teen daughter,
Mattie, don't trust Synths. The little girl (Sophie), teen
boy (Toby) and husband (Joe) think she's great.
Mia is the "sister" of the other Synths. She was captured
and re-programmed, so she doesn't remember that she's got
emotions and is not like other Synths, but she has flashes
of memory. She has two brothers and another sister.
One of the brothers, Max, is on the run with a human named
Leo that wants to protect them all (and he's in love with
Mia). They're being hunted by Professor Edwin Hobb, who
knows that a Syntha with emotions can be dangerous. Another
robot, Fred, is taken captive. Niska was also captured and
reprogrammed to be a prostitute, but she doesn't enjoy her
work and soon escapes.
The other characters include two police officers,
Detective Sergeant Pete Drummond and Detective Inspector
Karen Voss, who investigate problems and crimes involving
Synths. Pete's wife is recovering from an accident, so
she relies heavily on a handsome Synth (which Pete is not
too happy about). All of the characters are very
interesting, especially the Synths.
It's a very compelling drama. Lots of exciting things
happen. If you like scifi, or just good drama, you should
like this. I've watched the first three episodes, and I
can't wait to watch the rest!
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