With our leads easily distinguishable by the color of their eyes in the first posters, we get a clearer picture of the idea behind HUM∀NS 完美芯機人 starring Ma Tianyu and Qi Wei. For anyone who’s also watching Are You Human Too, which is one of the most expensive k-dramas to date, this upcoming Chinese drama seems to be taking the android concept to the next level by creating a world where humans and robots coexist.
So instead of one Nam Shin Il, we get many? It sounds crazy ambitious and intriguing considering the question that is poses on the whole idea of robots becoming sentient.
It reminds me of the hit HBO show Westworld in a way, so it was actually interesting to learn that the drama is based on a sci-fi series of the same name that first aired in the UK in 2015. In the show’s lingo, it seems like our leading lady will be playing a synth, aka a robot that has gained consciousness. Frankly, the more I read about it, the more curious I am about the original.