Last night was the season finale of Almost Human, and it sounds like it is also probably the series finale, so Fox has ended yet another Sci-Fi show I like after only one season. I should be mad at Fox, but at least Fox is trying, and if they ever got people to watch these shows when they were on that air, you know that they would still be on TV.
This episode showed a lot promise for the future, since we learn that John Kennex’s dad was a cop, and that he was probably killed for not being crooked. The idea of Kennex and Dorian rooting out the evil inside the police department sounded fun, but at least this episode felt complete, so that we were not left waiting for another season that would never happen to finish off the story line.
I think people either wanted this show to be Judge Dredd without the mask, or really push the Sci-Fi boundaries with its plots, but it ended up being more of a buddy cop police procedural set in the future. I would have liked both of those concepts too, but I still liked the show thanks to chemistry of the two leads.
Karl Urban and Michael Ealy play of each other so well, it was just fun to watch them. Even if the episode was lacking in thrills Urban and Ealy’s banter always made me smile. I would have liked to see how these two’s relationship expanded over more time, but I guess at least I got to see it for a little while.
As Fox pulls the plug on yet another good show, I am hopeful that they at least keep trying. Even one season of a good Sci-Fi show is better than no Sci-Fi shows at all, and they may still find that new ratings winner yet. I also think it is time for geeks to start watching good shows when they are on the air instead of waiting for them to hit Netflix or DVD, so we can support the people willing to take a risk on something different.