In a world where vampires, werewolves, and ghosts exist what makes more sense than three of them living together? Trying to survive in the same house is a genius werewolf, a quirky ghost, and a hip vampire followed by the series through life, love, and even wars.
Lenora Crichlow (Annie), Russell Tovey (George), Aidan Turner (Mitchell), Sinead Keenan (Nina), Michael Socha (Tom), Jason Watkins (Herrick).
Being Human launches with background into how each of the three housemates came to be what they are now. The story jumps around a bit for a while but finally calms down and becomes more coherent. Through the first four seasons the story engages with comedy, horror and more, finally settling for a focus on drama. From there the series seems to lose some quality as the episodes become more and more drama focused and eventually the three main characters which carried the franchise for so long are written out.
Acting was decent with Crichlow bringing a nice bit of humor and innocence to a fairly dark topic. Tovey was pretty good but it felt like he tried to lean on innocence which didn’t really work well. Turner was somewhat complex but excessively dark throughout the series. The remainder of the cast was decent if a bit clumsy at times.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were okay but as with most English films, the color felt washed out. Sets and backgrounds felt solid but at the same time lackluster and almost grimy at times. Dialogue was good though heavy accents were a challenge at times. Sound and soundtrack were decent.
Overall Being Human (U.K.) is an enjoyable series even if it does go a bit off-track in the fourth season. Fans of vampires, werewolves, or ghosts will enjoy this, as will those who like a bit of drama with their sci-fi.
With plenty of violence, blood, gore, sci-fi images, foul language, some nudity and sexuality save this for older teens and above.
Being Human (U.K.) is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 3 out of 5
Genres: Vampires, Werewolf, Ghost, TV Sci-Fi, British TV
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