Being Human: The Best Supe Show You Should Be Watching

posted by East Coast Stacey
Being Human

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A Vampire, a Werewolf and a Ghost walk into a bar… nope, not a joke, they actually do in the exceptional show Being Human that aired two seasons on BBC America.  Here is a special plea to get more people on the bandwagon and watching this show.  The first two seasons are on DVD now and  I am already ready for season three.   Not to spoil it, but a great cliffhanger! So here it are some reasons to watch this show.  Trust me it’s worth it.

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Yeah, THIS

1. It’s British!-  Now, don’t get me wrong, I love True Blood, Vampire Diaries, Twilight and Supernatural. But the British do it better. Sci-fi shows (Dr. Who. Love you David Tennant!), car shows (Top Gear), comedies (Coupling), Dramas (Monarch of the Glen), boy wizards and British boys who play sparkling vampires. That makes it no surprise they have the most exciting and scary of the supernatural shows.

SWD:  I loved Are You Being Served. Made me feel so tan.

2. The Relationships- You take a werewolf, vampire and ghost throw them into a house and you find yourself with a quite functional relationship between the three.  Sometimes it gets stressed, but the leads Mitchell (Vampire), George (Werewolf) and Annie (Ghost) work well together. (SWD: Think British “Three’s Company” but without Mr. Ferley and this Chrissy is a dude, well, a were dude, who’s very smart) None of that wolf/vamp tension like Edward and Jacob or Alcide and Bill.  It’s a love fest between those kids.  Oh and the possibilities of a love fest between them would be …nice.

3. Ghosts!- They don’t make an appearance often in our American supe shows and movies (except Supernatural).  Being Human takes the idea of ghosts and makes them exciting. I will admit that Annie is my favorite character.  She’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I have a girl crush on her and her outfit.  I mean, I REALLY want that outfit. It’s cute! Also the ghosts are a mystery.  A scary one.  There are these doors that lead somewhere, but it doesn’t appear to be heaven.  Because, whatever is behind those doors is angry and you do not want to mess with them. These sure aren’t Casper the Friendly Ghost!

SWD: Yes! I want those gray sweaters, and the cool slipper boots. She always looks so cozy, but maybe it’s because she’s always surrounded by cups of tea. It’s comforting.

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Before

4. Scary Werewolves- In an earlier post, I mentioned I like True Blood and Vampire Diaries authentic looking wolves better than Twilight’s CGI giant puppies.  I like Being Human’s wolves the best, because they are threatening! Even the change into a wolf is scary.  These American weres/shifters have it easy.  Look at True Blood’s Sam Merlotte.

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During

When he shifts into a bird, he just poofs into it.  George and Nina (a girl wolf, but not as snarly as Leah) transform into snarling beasts and it’s not pretty.  You don’t want one of those big boys to chase you, because it would be messy.

SWD: Actually these werewolves freak me out. I have residual fear leftover from seeing “An American Werewolf in London” at a too early, age 8. I’m still traumatized by “the change”. I am still afraid of feet with high arches. Also, I’m not really liking Nina, but I have only seen her this season, with the GIANT chip on her shoulder. Then again, I’d be pissed too. But because I’d want to be a vampire, by Mitchell, not a hairy drooly wolf. See, I already have issues with dog hair (white dogs, black floor), I wouldn’t want any more. Vampire on the other hand… I understand “The Thirst”. Have you read some of my drunk tweets?

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After... That ain't Jacob!

Mr Sparkly

Bedazzled Vamp

5. British Vampires Don’t Sparkle- Okay, one does, but Pattinson is playing an American and it’s Twilight, so ‘sparklepants’ is the exception.  Mitchell, on the other hand, can walk in the sunshine and not look like a disco ball. It’s refreshing, helps plot development, but I do wish Mitchell had one of the Vampire Diaries Salvatore Brothers’ nifty rings.  A fashion accessory that is a must for vampires in the fall fashion season. Which is also better than Eric and Bill wanting a Sookie snack to walk in the sun. Poor Sookie…always a tasty treat for those boys.
SWD: Maybe  it’s his skinny jeans that enable the daywalking. Or perhaps the little gloves.

6. When Being Human Vampire’s Go Bad They Go Very Bad – When a good vampire goes to the dark side on some of our favorite supe shows and movies, it lasts maybe an episode of brooding, making stressed out blood lust faces and maybe biting one person.  Oh… and feeling really bad about it afterwards. Or they pull a Twilight Edward and run for the hills to off themselves. (that boy is the King of Emo.  VD Stefan a close second) Mitchell? He goes bad boy to the extreme.  He’s a vampire and that is supposed to be scary.  He’s scary alright.  It is too good to spoil…just watch!

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Human gesture before badness ensues

7. The Best Cliffhangers for the Next Season-  The good show writers at Being Human did something so right…made me want more!  So much more, that if it doesn’t come back I will cry.  Too many unanswered questions and the fate of a favorite left in the air!

Being Human is something you should really watch! Or maybe, you do and want to chat about it.  The Staceys’ inquiring minds want to know! Is you curiosity peeked? You want to swoon over the adorkableness of George. (I have a little crush on that wolfboy)? Let us know in the comments! We would love to hear from you!

Sending our love to those lovely Brits, Irish and Scottish friends,

EC Stacey and WC Stacey (SWD)

Mitchell
Bite me, sunlight
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10 Responses to “Being Human: The Best Supe Show You Should Be Watching”

  1. Best post to date!!!

  2. I would just like to say, and I will keep it in British terms, this blog has bewitched me body and soul and I love, love, love it.

    Can you please list Peep Show along with Coupling? 🙂 Also, what’s with that Gavin and Stacey show? It’s kind of weird. Am I uncool and not British enough? It seems more supe than the supe shows!

    And I will add that when I googled “talk supe” you guys are the top result! 🙂

    • It’s EC Stacey! You just mentioned Peep Show and Gavin and Stacey. Seriously, love you. Don’t forget Inbetweeners, with it’s crazy boy humour. My husband laughed so hard he fell off the couch. I took a picture. You know, blackmail for those new pair of shoes I want.

  3. Also, what time zone are you set to? My comments are coming up as almost 3am and it’s only almost 8pm out here! Are you in Newfoundland?

    Anyway, I love the ghost! I mean, she’s great, but also how they do it is great. Only supes can see her. I’ve only seen the ghost baby episode. Which, to my credit, was so confusing about Mitchell and his past love vs. new lover. And eff that slut (new lover). I’m only happy she was in it (besides the potential redeeming factor of her being into ‘evil’ or whatever) because it allowed us to see Mitchell shirtless and asleep sexily in her bed. mmm.

    I can’t get into George. He’s super adorkable, sure, but… I don’t know. I ALWAYS will see him as Allons-y, Alonso! (um, that’s how ‘allons-y’ is defined in the urban dictionary, btw. How funny!)

    Finally, I’m going to be lame and not explore your site before asking, BUT do we do Doctor Who breaking it down here? If not, it needs to happen. If you run out of content, I’ll be happy to help out with a guest appearance commentary on Who, Moffatt, and of course Tennant. Hell, I’m even happy to do a preseason breakdown of what we think is going to happen with River Song. OMG. I’m getting all excited now… Christmas is too far away!

    • snowwhitedrifted Says:

      Hey TeamSeth,
      Yes, Please be a guest host!! I don’t watch those shows. I don’t know how to set our comment clock (new to wordpress and it’s not very user friendly for us graphic Staceys). Maybe we should set it for Grennich mean time, in honor of the BBC shows. I’m in So Cal and east coast Stacey is in Connecticut. (Hey EC stace, is it Ok I gave your local? If not, delete my comment)
      BTW, thanks for liking our blog!!

  4. This is where I have to disagree with you ladies. I mean, I do love me some British shows, but I could not get into this show. I tested out two episodes and I was bored to tears. I guess it isn’t for everyone.

    PS. I do love David Tennant too!

  5. So, I’m way late to this post (I have lots of catching up to do), but I just felt like I had to rant here about how there is going to be a US or North American version to come out next fall I believe, on SyFy. And I’m not sure how I feel about this. Mostly apprehensive, I think.
    Now I know that the US managed to make a smash hit out of the Office, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to work every time. Have you seen the new American version of Top Gear? It is FAIL to the max…except one of the guys is kinda cute. And when Gordon Ramsey comes to the US to do Kitchen Nightmares, it’s not as good as when he travels around the UK. Part of the lure of BBC-A shows is that it is on the BBC-A! And you just can’t replicate British charm. Thoughts?

    • EC: that American Top Gear is horrible! I watched it last night with my husband. I really missed Richard Hammond!

    • No way, Being Human needs it’s British-ness! I agree, all the BBC versions are far superior. Esp. Gordon! The US just over does everything. Although, SyFy you say.. they might go a good job.

      • I admit that I am curious because it’s going to be on SyFy. I’ll probably check it out just to see how it is. But I am keeping my expectations low.

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