Wednesday, January 26, 2011
A Vampire, A Ghost and A Werewolf: Being Human
Two episodes into Being Human I have discovered that the drop wasn't nearly as bad as I had feared. In fact, it's actually a pretty fun ride. The show still revolves around a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost trying to live normal lives alongside us humans. I love that the place they rent is still seedy and that the ghost, who only the vampire and werewolf can see, is stuck in the same gray sweater and leggings that she was stuck in throughout the original. The setting has been carried over nicely, but more importantly so have the characters. They've lost their British accents and now references things here instead of there, but at heart they are the same. This last episode was just fantastic and had a nice bit of emotional punch. I'm hooked on this one as much as I was the original.
Sure, it isn't exactly the same. It's impossible for these actors to do precisely what their British counterparts have done, but they lend their own unique interpretations to the roles. Truly, I have only one complaint. The storyline is so similar that the suspense of the original is missing for me. If you never saw the original then you're going to be in for a more exciting ride as you see what lies ahead for our trio. I am hoping they change things just enough to keep those who know the story a little more on the edge of our seats. Either way, this is one UK transplant that I'm enjoying and, fan of the original or not, it's definitely worth your time.