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Better Than Us

Better Than Us

Netflix 2018

Moscow in a not so distant future where human beings share their daily lives with robots. Georgy, a forensic who has a robot assistant, suddenly finds himself caught up in the first murder committed by a new kind of experimental humanoid.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Better Than Us

Better Than Us - S1E16

#1 - Episode 16


Season 1 - Episode 16

Cronos wins the financing to mass-produce Arisa bots while Maslovsky erases her memory. Gleb plots to blow up the factory and blame the Liquidators.

The episode was rated from 133 votes.

Better Than Us - S1E15

#2 - Episode 15


Season 1 - Episode 15

Vic and Safranov appear on a talk show. Maslovsky tries to free a heavily drugged Svetlana from the clinic. Arisa must perform surgery on Lara.

The episode was rated from 126 votes.

Better Than Us - S1E9

#3 - Episode 9


Season 1 - Episode 9

His family held hostage by Vic's henchmen, Safranov accompanies Arisa to the public tender, while Bars and the Liquidators infiltrate the event.

The episode was rated from 138 votes.

Better Than Us - S1E3

#4 - Episode 3


Season 1 - Episode 3

Safranov plans to return the lost bot until Arisa saves Sonya's life. Vic's powerful father-in-law Losev negotiates a deal hinging on Arisa's return.

The episode was rated from 177 votes.

Better Than Us - S1E6

#5 - Episode 6


Season 1 - Episode 6

Egor is pulled deeper into the Liquidators as their respective backer is revealed. His career restored by Vic, Safranov learns of his patron's crimes.

The episode was rated from 145 votes.

Better Than Us - S1E5

#6 - Episode 5


Season 1 - Episode 5

Alla returns as the family tries to get Egor out of jail. Vic discovers Arisa's link to Safranov, to whom he has a past connection of his own.

The episode was rated from 158 votes.

Better Than Us - S1E2

#7 - Episode 2


Season 1 - Episode 2

Vic searches for Arisa, who is hidden in the Safranov household by Sonya. Detective Varlamov investigates a murder linked to anti-bot vigilantes.

The episode was rated from 195 votes.

Better Than Us - S1E8

#8 - Episode 8


Season 1 - Episode 8

Safranov and Alla learn the truth about Arisa's capabilities. Gleb makes a management changes in the Liquidators. Vic discovers Svetlana's plot.

The episode was rated from 147 votes.

Better Than Us - S1E14

#9 - Episode 14


Season 1 - Episode 14

Vic captures Safraonov and threatens his life. Losev discovers Vic's treachery and Svetlana's whereabouts. Arisa investigates love and sexuality.

The episode was rated from 118 votes.

Better Than Us - S1E10

#10 - Episode 10


Season 1 - Episode 10

Arisa's disappearance after the tender sets the police, the Liquidators, and Vic's henchmen on her trail. Safranov tries to secure his family's release.

The episode was rated from 131 votes.

Better Than Us - S1E13
#11 - Episode 13
Season 1 - Episode 13

Arisa reboots when Lara contacts her creators. Bars and his Liquidators attack Cronos and try to steal the Arisa copy. Safronov races to save Jeanne.

The episode was rated from 120 votes.
Better Than Us - S1E12
#12 - Episode 12
Season 1 - Episode 12

Bars plots to steal the Arisa copy. Safranov discovers he's a fugitive but is aided by Lara, who has a secret agenda. Vic has Svetlana committed.

The episode was rated from 128 votes.
Better Than Us - S1E11
#13 - Episode 11
Season 1 - Episode 11

Gleb orders Safranov framed for murder while the latter tries to save Jeanne's life. Svetlana threatens to undermine Vic with her father.

The episode was rated from 134 votes.
Better Than Us - S1E4
#14 - Episode 4
Season 1 - Episode 4

Varlamov closes in on both of the Safranov men but has a better case against Egor for the Liquidator protest. Arisa tries to protect her "family."

The episode was rated from 161 votes.
Better Than Us - S1E7
#15 - Episode 7
Season 1 - Episode 7

After trying to leave, Alla is threatened by Vic. Realizing that he and his family are guinea pigs, Safranov goes to the suspended Varlamov for help.

The episode was rated from 153 votes.
Better Than Us - S1E1
#16 - Episode 1
Season 1 - Episode 1

Divorced dad and medical examiner Georgy Safronov fights to keep his kids. Cronos exec Victor Toropov acquires Arisa, an advanced robot prototype.

The episode was rated from 240 votes.

Last updated: jul 26, 2022



WOW! Definitely similar to "Humans" but waaaaay better. Can't wait for season 2 :heart_eyes:


The show gets dragged down by it's long run (16 episodes) and longwinded plot. What starts off as a promising look into a possible future quickly runs into a series of tropes we have seen many times before, followed by a long stretch of handoffs and scenes that in American shows would have been cut. I enjoyed seeing Russion Doctor House but a lot of the things that happened weren't all that memorable. It makes the show more realistic as you witness the more mundane aspects of their lives. It also helps that there are a lot of pretty Russian people in this show but don't expect anything edgy like Altered Carbon. If you enjoy Blade Runner and the gritty side of our future watch Altered Carbon. If you enjoy IRobot and Will Smith's antics but played by Ruski House watch this. If you're like me and enjoy both: watch both. The second season could be helped with a plot that moves a bit more and has a bit more variation in it's themes. This sometimes felt like watching soccer... follow the ball go from one to the other nearing the goal... being taken by the opposition, toward the other, nearing the goal... taken again followed by a fully clothed blonde streaker or a fistfight and back to the ball... being kicked back and forth


Warning! This will destroy your brain! Seriously, this is one of THE worst shows I've ever watched period. I love foreign stuff and I realize the netflix voice overs can some times miss the mark and ruin the subtlety of the actors. But this is absolute garbage. Even listened in original language. Was just mind meltingly horrid. It hurt my brain to keep watching this. The Russian writers and director must have copied every single worst trait of Hollywood and crammed it in. Production value was pretty decent and they did their best to give the show an air of Futurism with the CGI overlays even though everything was shot in current times and they didn't really bother to hide it. Thought it was funny they keep using 90's American cars. The story actually "Could" have been ok if it wasn't for the hack writing and terrible acting. No one, except for the daughter was even remotely likable. The script kept jumping around needing contrived drama. Characters kept changing for no apparent reason. Forced tensions. Inexplicable actions. Maybe in Russia these characters are relatable, I don't know, but it just didn't seem very realistic. All in all this was utterly terrible. Only positive is that the Russian writers haven't fallen prey to the SJW propoganda. No feminists, homosexual, environmental, or political agendas.


I like the US Version of humans much more. Sadly it's canceled. Better than us is not bad but very slow.


This is definitely similar to HUMANS. However, I believe I liked this one just a little bit more. Unlike HUMANS, there is only one seemingly self-aware bot in existence - season 2 may very well change that. It was interesting to see Arisa (the bot in question) become more self-aware and learn and learn and learn. She doesn't always have the best role-models to learn from, but despite that, she seems to learn the right/better choices to make. By the end of the season, I found myself really caring about what she was going through. One fun thing - if you stick around for the credits on episode 16 season 1, there are a couple of minutes of outtakes/bloopers which are fun. How I rate: 1-3 :heart: = seriously! don't waste your time 4-6 :heart: = you may or may not enjoy this 7-8 :heart: = I expect you will like this too 9-10 :heart: = movies and TV shows I really love!


Very good series. I love the characters and the story. Best TV show in the category.


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