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Series: Real Humans
Also known as Äkta Människor (his original title), Real Humans is a Swedish Science Fiction drama series that first aired on SVT in 2012 and has been sold to more than 40 countries. The shows deals with a parallel present in which humanoid robots (the "hubots") has progressively got a significant place in society. Humans use them as domestic help, workers, for company or even as sextoys.

But their condition also causes debates between humans. Some think they should be treated like humans, have rights and be respected; Other, like the "Äkta Människor" (aka "the Real Humans", where the title come from) is a political party thinking they are a nuisance and should be exterminated. And then there are the "Children of David", a bunch of wild and free yet dangerous rebellious hubots with obscure goals.


Season 1:

However, Flash makes it quite clear that she is the way she is because she's deeply unhappy with her life. Which leaves it open that he may or may not change in the future.
  • Power Source: Needed for the hubots to avoid Critical Existence Failure.
  • Raised by Robots: Leo.
  • Religious Robot: Gordon.
  • Restraining Bolt: The Asimov block.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: Some rogue hubots, and hotwired hubots, display human flaws.
  • Robosexual: Everywhere between the humans and hubots. Oh, and one cyborg.
    • Between Leo Eischer actually born a human but after he died was recreated as a cyborg and the hubot Mimi.
    • Tobbe towards the reprogrammed Mimi (now called Anita). Later he realises he is only attracted to hubots, making him probably the most literal example of this trope on the show.
    • Likely between Leo's father and Bea the hubot recreation of his dead wife.
    • Roger towards Bea, though he is unaware that she's a hubot.
    • Roger's wife Therese, who leaves him for her hubot personal trainer Rick.
    • Therese's friend Pilar towards her hubot Beau.
    • Hubot Flash is probably hoping to find a robosexual guy, to fulfill her fantasy of having a normal life with a human husband.
    • And the existence of hubot brothels/strip-clubs such as Hubot Heaven.
  • Robo Speak: Played straight with simple hubots. Averted by rogue hubots.
  • Robot Names: Most hubots have English-sounding names, in contrast to most human characters, who have typical Scandinavian names.
  • Robot Maid: Many of the hubots.
  • Sliding Scale of Robot Intelligence: Simple hubots are at level 2; advanced models at level 3. Some rogue robots are at level 4.
  • Superpowered Robot Meter Maids: Advanced hubots, such as Vera.
  • Sequel Hook: The memory stick with David's code.
  • Thank the Maker: The rogue hubots to David.
  • There Should Be a Law: A nightclub bouncer refuses Therese and Pilar for having hubot boyfriends. They try to sue the nightclub for discrimination.
  • Three-Laws Compliant: Zig-zagged; hubots have an "Asimov block", which can be hacked.
  • Twenty Minutes into the Future: Cited as a parallel world, most technology is contemporary, except hubots.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: The origin of Leo.

Season 2:

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