Flashcards in Humans Deck (39):
What sub genre?
What is the budget?
£12 million an episode
What 2 channels did it debut on?
Channel 4 and AMC
It was written by a British team but inspired by a Swedish Sci-fi called...
The Real Humans
Main themes ()
budget for humans
what programme is it based on?
swedish sci-fi called ‘real humans’
what 2 channels did it debut on, on the 14th june 2015?
channel 4 and amc
humans was produced by
AMC and channel 4
what sub genre is humans?
some examples of iconography
classic science fiction conflict
man vs machine
2 examples of family conflict
husband and wife not agreeing on synth
laura getting suspicious of anita as she’s acting weird
why are multiple locations significant
keep the audience appealed and have high production values
2 examples of binary opposites
husband and wife’s reaction to synth
human and synth
does humans follow todovrovs structure theory
no it follows a complex non linear narrative
many different stories are present throughout the show what type of narrative is this
example of one way we can see that humans is non linear
the beginning of the episode always starts with conflict is this todorovs theory?
no he said it starts with an equilibrium
why does the episode start with conflict?
keeps the audience appeal and makes them as questions
what character does anita fit into in props character function theory
hero. she saved toby from being killed. normally the robot is the villain
levi strauss theory is binary opposites. why are they important
create conflict. which drives the narrative
explain the binary opposites of young and old
stereotypical family dilemmas of parents and children that audience relate to
katz’s theory is uses and gratifications. explain how this is seen in humans
escapism from real world to a dystopian one
why was humans broadcasted on channel 4
channel 4 is a public service channel and represents diverse and creative themes
who did channel 4 co product with
AMC, who created the walking dead and breaking bad 2 big shows
is humans available on other platforms
it can be watched online and on the app
what time is humans on
9pm post watershed
was humans successful
most successful show in 20 years for channel 4
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
how many views did the first episode get
examples of below the line marketing
the cast got interviewed by alan carr on a chat show
examples of above the line
region street shop
persona synthetic product recall
synths in london
what was the point in synth school
perfect the quality of the show, high production value, creative and original
what do low camera angles represent
low/unknown knowledge of synths locations
what do extreme close ups represent
sinister and creepy tone of synths
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
primary target audience
mainstream audience 15+
can all identify with a character