I’d like to take a moment and talk about my new favourite show: Being Human. (The UK original, of course.)
For those not in the know, it’s a show about a ghost, a werewolf and a vampire sharing a rented house in Bristol, England. Despite their “conditions” they try to fit into human society and want nothing more than to live as normal lives as possible. Of course, that’s not always easy. The show is not just drama, it’s actually more of a comedy, or at least the first season is.
The plot as a whole could be improved in a few places, and some of the effects are pretty lame – but it’s still a good show. Although the main reason to watch it is for the interactions between the three characters. I can’t remember the last time I saw such chemistry between actors on TV, and the dialogues are brilliant! What they’ve done is they’ve created a show with mediocre plot, ok effects, and amazing characters!
I never thought I would say this, being the huge fantasy nerd that I am, but I don’t think the whole supernatural stuff is even necessary.
To be perfectly honest I probably wouldn’t give two fucks about The Vampire Diaries if it didn’t have vampires, and I probably wouldn’t watch Supernatural if they were hunting ordinary criminals, but Being Human I would watch nonetheless.
Mitchell doesn’t have to be a vampire to be an interesting person, George would be hilarious and charming even if he wasn’t a werewolf and Annie… Annie is pure gold, I just love her. <3 I've watched season 1 & 2 so far, and I like it a lot. :) Haven't bothered with the US version though, and probably never will. It doesn't look nearly as good.