Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Being Human

   Well, I thought I should review a show not that famous today. My eyes stopped at Being Human.
   First of all there are 2 versions of this series, the original one is British (BBC) and is up to season 3, this year should be releasing season 4. The second version is by the beloved SyFy, they basically bought the show from the British BBC, didn't even change the name nor the basic script and so far it has only 1 season. Today I will talk about the original UK version.
  OK, the series are great, and I mean really, really the story is awesome. With the first episode we meet with a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost. And all of them living in the same house! Wow, it's already gotten interesting! We don't have many shows where supernatural creatures (beings, people) live together. The vampire is giving his best to not kill people (not successfully), the werewolf is a big mess, he's trying to forget what he is, to bury the wolf, and the ghost... well the ghost can only be seen by supernatural beings, so she really likes them and thinks she has some unfinished business on the Earth. 
   Really, if you are into supernatural kind of stuff, you will like this TV show. It has got everything you need - action, drama, a bit of a romance here and there (not enough to spoil anything). Mitchell (the vampire, who I think is the most interesting character) has some problems with the hidden society of fellow (not so much) vampires. He was best friends with the "head vampire", but now that he has gone sober and good he has separeted himself. Well... it doesn't go really well for him, he goes berserk from time to time, lingering from chaotic evil to lawful good, (yes, it is a D&D reference) which is really great because I wouln't watch a show with 3 different types of supernatural beings and no blood in it.With time (and seasons) we realise that there are as well other ghosts and other werewolfs.
   So a bit about the other characters. The ghost (which I don't really like) is kind of depressed but she is good. She can't touch stuff, can't exit the house and is invisible to normal people, though this will change several times in the series. Anine (the name of the ghost) is messed up big time, she is weird and at the beginning even the other characters will see her as irritating. She has big emotional baggage, and generally that's why I don't like her, but hey, the show wouldn't be the same.
   The werewolf (George) is a bit socially awkward (make that a bit more), and has his own problems. He changes, transforms to a werewolf once in the month in the full moon, the rest of the time he is normal-ish person. During that full moon he is making everything possible to not harm anyone (or possibly infect someone with the werewolf "disease") but that isn't so sucessful as well.
   So Being Human, another series with which you will have a great time in front of the monitor/TV. Also as I see that some of you have the problem from where to get the show to watch it - you can find this (and I think almost every show) in the mighty Pirate Bay. Peace, I'm out.
George trying on another shirt: Well?
Mitchell: This, ah, non-date. You gonna break it to her you cross-dress?

45 comments:

  1. looks interesting. I know "Mitchell" from another bbc series (Desperate Romantics).

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  2. I have never heard of this show but it sounds really interesting. I am going to DVR it the next time it's on SYFY. I might check out the original BBC version too.

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  3. Yeah I recall stumbling upon that series, never got into it, I thought it was a bit cheesy.

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  4. I'm so over anything vamp!!!! The media has completely killed the genre :/

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  5. Oddly enough this reminded me of season six and seven of buffy the vampire slayer! I'm gonna have to check this out!

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  6. this vampire craze is getting out hand. Also how did they all manage to live in the same house? what an awkward coincidence

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  7. Well, the vamp and the werewolf we friends before that and they bought the house in which the ghost was living.
    Also it not like any other vampire series/film i assure you.

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  8. I only caught the last two episodes of the first season, really good from what i saw.

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  9. Hrmm sounds interesting. I think ill give it a shot.

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  10. I think vampire shows are overrated. I'd watch it if it included some funny stuff, not just drama and supernatural freaks chasing a girl.

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  11. Seems like an awesome show, I'll check it out.

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  12. My brother showed me a couple of episodes of this. Good story, good effects but the actors were kililn' me

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  13. Sounded good. Then you put in the word Drama. Not too sure now. Still worth a peek I suppose

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  14. Am I the only one who's so tired of all these Vampire/Werewolf spinoff shows on TV following the culture-genocide Twilight series?

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  15. Uhg, hate to say this looks like a rip-off of HBO's "Tru Blood".

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  16. While at first glance one migh think that Seint, if you watch the show it actually has a depth and story all of its own and shares almost nothing with true blood.

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  17. Vampires? Nope, not touching that.

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  18. I've never heard of this movie, sounds like one for the watch-list! And oh no an advert for glee was underneath your post :( I hate glee with a passion lol

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  19. I never heard of that. That sounds like good stuff. Thanks for the tip.

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  20. Yeah honestly this doesn't do anything for me...there's too much vampire stuff out there nowadays :/ I'm a traditionalist.

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  21. Sounds like a setup for a sitcom to me...

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  22. Im just tired of vampires, i want a zombie apocalypse

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  23. followed this all the way through, was really gd show

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  24. yah, i heard about this show its like a vampire a wearwolve and a ghost, sounds like an insane story plotline

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  25. Buffy the vampire slayer was the one of the few good vampire shows before the media just bulldozered it

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  26. hey man can you kick me an email i got a question for you
    netherspirit@hotmail.com

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  27. I wanna see another review! Get writing ;)

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  28. Since Lost Boys I haven't really seen many good vampire films, it's surprising really seeing what is such a cool creature.

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  29. lol sounds like something id be interested in....

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  30. This sounds like a great show man! :D

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  31. I watched the first of the series and I thought it was pretty good.

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  32. I'm not a fan of vampire / ware wolf things but I can get into this.

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  33. Only just watched the 3 series of this a few months ago, and it is now one of my fav shows (series 4 is due to start january 2012 here in uk), not seen American version yet

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  34. Yes, i love this show. Though most everything on BBC America is good.

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  35. Not big on vampire/monster movies, but well-written review nonetheless! +followed

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  36. The UK version of Being Human is awesome, the American version, not so much.

    Looking forward to the new season starting later this year :)

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  37. I'm gonna check this show out :)

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  38. too much vampire stuff going on...

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