Sci-fi fans are having flashbacks to Firefly with Fox doing their best to sink one of the most promising new shows of the year. Like Firefly, Fox is airing Almost Human out of order, and last I heard the episodes were coming in: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 3.
The show has always felt a bit disjointed as a procedural with no real overarching plot outside of what was mentioned in the pilot, but the effect is amplified when the episodes are shown out of order. John has a crush on Minka Kelly? Let’s never mention that again. His ex-girlfriend tried to kill him? Forget about it.
Almost Human, despite riding a lot of hype, has had disappointing viewership numbers to the point where it may not even get picked up. Some of that may be blamed on network TV’s average audience, but much of it can be tied to Fox confusing things by airing these episodes out of order. They at LEAST need to give it a full season where they finally start showing things in order, but at this rate they’re going to likely jump from 3 to 2 to 9 which will be even more jarring than anything we’ve seen so far.
Get it together, Fox.
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