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Being Human

Written By: Gary on February 22, 2008 2 Comments

So I saw a pilot (or maybe it was a preview) of a new BBC show called Being Human. It’s written by Toby Whithouse who’s written episodes of Doctor Who and Torchwood and I’ve been liking those writers (like Stephen Moffet with Jekyll) so I tuned in. It was a fun show, a Vampire and a Werewolf who try to be more human despite their afflictions. And it’s really treated that way, more as an affliction or disease and they just want to be “normal”.

From the beginning of the episode, I’m not really sure how well they know each other but they decide to rent a flat together. When they ask why it hasn’t rented already (it’s a good location and good price) they’re told that other short-stayed tenants thought there was something creepy about it. Later on they find out it’s a ghost (and she’s way cuter than Casper) and she’s thrilled that someone can see and hear her.

It’s a slow moving show, but they definitely have some interesting thoughts on life, the after life and on being human with a bit of humor tossed in. I’ll be watching this show for a few more episodes, I liked it…

Here’s a short ad / preview of Being Human.

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2 Responses to “Being Human”

  1. Loup Dargent says on: 23 February 2008 at 6:50 am

    I did like the bit when the werewolf [still in his human form] is locked in with his ex-girlfriend… She must have thought “come on, it’s not _that_ bad being in a room alone with me I just want to talk for Pete’s sake!” ;-)

    Yep, TV Show with potential…

  2. Junelle says on: 26 February 2008 at 1:34 am

    kids really are the cutest

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