TV Show Review: Being Human
Being Human is a supernatural drama television series broadcast on Syfy in the United States and on Space in Canada. It is being produced by Muse in Montreal and is based on the BBC show of the same name.
The series revolves around three roommates living in Boston who appear to be in their twenties. The trio try to live a normal life despite being a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf.
Being Human is a British supernatural drama television series. It was created and written by Toby Whithouse and is currently broadcast on BBC Three. The show blends elements of flatshare comedy and horror drama. It originally starred Aidan Turner as Mitchell (a vampire), Russell Tovey as George (a werewolf) and Lenora Crichlow as Annie (a ghost)—all of whom are sharing accommodation and attempting as best as they can to live a “normal” life and blend in with the ordinary humans around them. During the show’s second series, Sinead Keenan became part of the main cast. The first two series were set in in Totterdown, Bristol, and the third series relocated to Barry, Wales.
On 13 March 2011, series creator Toby Whithouse announced that Turner had left the show and that new characters would be introduced. On 11 November 2011, Russell Tovey announced that he was leaving Being Human after Series 4 to work full-time on his other show, Him & Her. Furthermore, Keenan announced on the 9th January 2012 that she had not filmed any scenes for Series 4, and would exit the show off-screen. Joining the cast of season four are Michael Socha, who featured in season three and has now been upgraded to a series regular as werewolf Tom and Damien Moloney as new vampire Hal.
The series is one of the most popular shows on BBC’s iPlayer. The second series premiered on BBC Three on 10 January 2010. The third series premiered on 23 January 2011. The day following the series 3 finale, the BBC announced a fourth series would premiere on the BBC in 2012. Series 4 commenced airing on BBC Three on Sunday 5th February 2012. The American premiere will be on Saturday, February 25 at 9/8c on BBC America.
The central premise of Being Human is that various types of supernatural beings exist alongside human beings, with varying degrees of menace; that three of these supernatural beings are opting to live amongst human beings rather than apart from them; and that these three characters are attempting (as much as is possible) to live ordinary human lives despite the pressures and dangers of their situations. They are constantly threatened with exposure or persecution, with pressure from other supernatural creatures, and with problems caused by their attempts to deal with their own natures.
I am currently watching the BBC version as I write this article. It’s not bad, but the US version is much better.
I am a big fan of the US version and I can’t wait to watch it tonight!!
So what’s Syfy going to copy next? Being human, lost girl…
Not only did Syfy copy the concept they copied the storyline!! The werewolf’s girlfriend just told him he gave it to her and had a scratch on the same arm and it was given to her when he pushed her away. Wow!! But the acting wasn’t as good and the girlfriend isn’t very easy on the eyes lol. And the male werewolf looks like Dumbo in his human form, but he can definitely kick the US werewolf’s butt! Not to mention the British accent is annoying, especially with their stupid words like bollocks, piss off, bloody and a few others…
I’m sure they say the same thing about us lol
Definitely watch this show!!
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