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Being Human Season One
BEING HUMAN is just about the smartest idea for a TV series ever. When I first heard about it in some magazine, I thought, and there would be nothing wrong with this, that it was going to be a sitcom the likes of BEWITCHED, I DREAM OF JEANNIE, and others mixed with THREE'S COMPANY. It wasn't something I sought to watch. Then I actualy heard about the show on the previous forum. Somebody, thankfully, told me it was really good and I recalled hearing about it in that magazine.
All the actors are really good. I sort didn't like the two in the pilot who were the Vampire Marshall and Annie the Ghost. They were okay but they are not as good IMO as the two who play Annie and Marshall in the series from ep1 onward. The actor who plays George is perfect. The girl who plays Marshall's victim Lauren is perfect also, she has just the right mix of vengeful evil and over the edge savagery with a just a slight hint of her former humanity underneath. The show is not predictable. Even the second string players such as Annie's boyfriend Owen do great jobs. Episode One is very well done as Marshall cannot seem to resist his vampire urges but does; George tries to find a place to change; Annie sees Owen...and his girlfriend...none of the trio has a good day. Yet they see each other for what they are and love each other anyway. Annie's wanting to stay in when it's just the three of them is most touching, as if the "monsters" outside can't touch them.
Hennick, the main vampire is most unattractive, however, he wields a lot of power with just a slight blink. As I said, the acting is good and the filming is extraordinary. There's less sitcomy joking than you might think but there is some. Annie's watching George change is an exciting scene, not for the effects but for the reactions we get from Annie and Marshall. Truly a great episode.