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What sub genre?

Science fiction

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What is the budget?

£12 million an episode

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What 2 channels did it debut on?

Channel 4 and AMC

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It was written by a British team but inspired by a Swedish Sci-fi called...

The Real Humans

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Main themes ()

-Artificial intelligence
-Racism
-Consciousness
-Human rights
-Super intelligence

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budget for humans

£12m

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what programme is it based on?

swedish sci-fi called ‘real humans’

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what 2 channels did it debut on, on the 14th june 2015?

channel 4 and amc

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humans was produced by

AMC and channel 4

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what sub genre is humans?

science fiction

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some examples of iconography

blue blood
sound effects
green eyes

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classic science fiction conflict

man vs machine

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2 examples of family conflict

husband and wife not agreeing on synth

laura getting suspicious of anita as she’s acting weird

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why are multiple locations significant

keep the audience appealed and have high production values

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2 examples of binary opposites

husband and wife’s reaction to synth

human and synth

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does humans follow todovrovs structure theory

no it follows a complex non linear narrative

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many different stories are present throughout the show what type of narrative is this

multi stranded/layered

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example of one way we can see that humans is non linear

anita’s flashback

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the beginning of the episode always starts with conflict is this todorovs theory?

no he said it starts with an equilibrium

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why does the episode start with conflict?

keeps the audience appeal and makes them as questions

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what character does anita fit into in props character function theory

hero. she saved toby from being killed. normally the robot is the villain

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levi strauss theory is binary opposites. why are they important

create conflict. which drives the narrative

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explain the binary opposites of young and old

stereotypical family dilemmas of parents and children that audience relate to

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katz’s theory is uses and gratifications. explain how this is seen in humans

escapism from real world to a dystopian one

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why was humans broadcasted on channel 4

channel 4 is a public service channel and represents diverse and creative themes

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who did channel 4 co product with

AMC, who created the walking dead and breaking bad 2 big shows

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is humans available on other platforms

it can be watched online and on the app

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what time is humans on

9pm post watershed

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was humans successful

most successful show in 20 years for channel 4

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channel 4 vs BBC

on the day of the release humans was up against the show ‘johnathon strange and mr norell’ which only got 1.6m views

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how many views did the first episode get

6.1 million

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examples of below the line marketing

the cast got interviewed by alan carr on a chat show

social media

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examples of above the line

advert

trailer

region street shop

persona synthetic product recall

synths in london

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what was the point in synth school

perfect the quality of the show, high production value, creative and original

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what do low camera angles represent

low/unknown knowledge of synths locations

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what do extreme close ups represent

sinister and creepy tone of synths

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themes of artificial intelligence

it’s taking over the world and shows how people are dealing with it and dealing with change and new life

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primary target audience

mainstream audience 15+
can all identify with a character

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secondary target audience

more niche audiences, young males as they enjoy the conflict of sci-fi