Posts Tagged ‘Being Human’

I mean, I understand it in the sense that, “A ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf share an apartment, what’s not to understand?” What I don’t understand is why anybody would make it. The original, okay, maybe, but the American remake on SyFy, I don’t know that I get it.
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The chief strength of “Being Human” is right there in the title – it’s a show that finds humanity in the outlandish. Which SHOULD be storytelling 101, but the fact that it often feels like a rarity on genre shows makes it feel that much more special (and subsequently makes me even angrier at other scifi/fantasy fare currently available on the networks).

For those coming in late: A vampire, a werewolf and a ghost live in the same house together, clinging to their makeshift family unit to feel less like monsters – while inflicting trauma on themselves and each other not because of their monstrous natures, but because they’re more human than they realize. Which means they often make staggeringly bad decisions.  (more…)