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SyFy’s Being Human renewed for a second season

BH fans, rejoice!  SyFy has renewed its American version of the hit BBC series Being Human for a second season.  Fans who can’t get enough of Aidan (the vampire), Josh (the werewolf), and Sally (the ghost) will be relieved to know they’ll get to see a lot more of the humanity-challenged trio next year. 

According to Reuters.com, SyFy’s BH “has averaged 1.8 million viewers so far in its first season, making it the cable network’s most successful winter scripted series launch in six years.  Syfy is also touting “Being Human” as its most female-skewing series to date, with women making up 53 percent of its viewers.”  I’m sure that has nothing to do with Sam Witwer’s tortured & angsty portrayal of the smokin’ hot Aidan, or Sam Huntington’s witty super-sensitive & conflicted Josh (does anyone else want to just grab him and pinch his cheeks?  He is SO ADORABLE!!). 

On a related note, fans of the SyFy ultra-makeup reality competition series “Face Off” will be glad to know it is also being renewed for a second season.

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SyFy’s Being Human is a supernatural hit!

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!


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