SyFy’s new supernatural hit series Being Human is a tale of love lost and lives changed forever, as a trio of unlikely roommates tries to conquer their troublesome natures and just learn how to be human.
Aidan, the vampire, is a 200+ year old immortal who has parted with his maker and coven and is trying to stay on the straight-and-narrow and keep from “feeding live”. (If this series had come out last year, Aidan would have been on my Top 10 Sexiest Vamps & Weres of 2010! Shame.)
Josh, the werewolf, has run away from everything he knew and is trying to reconcile his new situation with the happy life he left behind, complete with a loving family and fiancée.
Sally, the ghost, has been trapped for the last 6 months in the lonely apartment she died in and just wants her fiancé to know she still exists.
Being Human is a darker, slightly more edgy mashup of Angel & Twilight, without the love triangles or a new cheesy Big Bad every week. It’s sophisticated and mellow, with good acting, relatable storylines, striking cinematography, & progressively appropriate music. Aidan, played by Sam Witwer, is the most compelling character for me. Granted, I do have a thing for vampires, but this dude can smolder and brood with the best of ’em, and yes I am definitely thinking of our favorite vampire-with-a-soul played by David Boreanaz! Josh, played by Sam Huntington, initially just appears cute and clueless, but has a knack for making the audience feel awkward and uncomfortable, and still manages to project humor and a deep-seated personal struggle. Sally, played by Meaghan Rath, is quirky and likeable and does a great job at making you feel thankful for the relationships you have.
This series is better than I expected. This is a paranormal romance/urban fantasy blog and I’m posting about a tv show that has no foreseeable romance, especially not as its premise, so it’s definitely struck a chord! I’m not sure why I thought it would have less oomph, considering this is the same channel that hosted the mega-successful, hard-hitting Battlestar Galactica (which I LOVED), but I hope Being Human sticks around for another season. The series is currently only 4 episodes in, so it’s not too late to get caught up if you haven’t seen it yet. You can watch full episodes on SyFy’s Being Human website. Check it out!