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Being Human 

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A werewolf, a vampire and a ghost try to live together and get along.

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Toby Whithouse
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Series cast summary:
Lenora Crichlow ...  Annie Sawyer 30 episodes, 2009-2012
Russell Tovey ...  George / ... 24 episodes, 2008-2012
Aidan Turner ...  Mitchell 23 episodes, 2009-2012
Sinead Keenan ...  Nina 19 episodes, 2009-2011
Michael Socha ...  Tom / ... 18 episodes, 2011-2013
Damien Molony ...  Hal 14 episodes, 2012-2013
Jason Watkins ...  Herrick 13 episodes, 2009-2011
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A werewolf, a vampire and a ghost live in a flat in Bristol. Where's the punchline right? Wrong. It's so much more complex than that and once you sit down and give it a chance, you'll see it was a great decision. This is one of the best shows to grace the airways. Everyone needs to give this a go. You won't regret it. Written by zilla92

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Trivia

Toby Whithouse originally conceived the show as a drama in the vein of This Life (1996) with the three characters sharing a flat. Originally, Mitchell (Aidan Turner) was a sex addict, George (Russell Tovey) had anger-management problems and Annie (Lenora Crichlow) was an agoraphobe. Whithouse added the supernatural elements later, finding what he believed to be the underworld equivalent for each character: the sex addict Mitchell became a vampire, the angry man George became a werewolf, and the agoraphobe Annie became a ghost. See more »

Goofs

Annie's headstone changes from season 1-2. The first time she views it, it reads "beloved fiancée.." In season 2 when her mother is viewing it, it simply states her name. Unless of course her family had it changed when Owen confessed to killing her, but they never mention it. See more »

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Good old fashioned comedy/drama with some horror on the side
3 February 2010 | by JackHammer69See all my reviews

I am very pleased with Being Human.

I believe that the US have lost sight of what's really important in film/TV, particularly depth of character. All I see in American film and TV these days are a bunch of clichéd characters who speak in one-liners and catch-phrases.

Not the case with British film and TV - apart from Guy Ritchie films, tic.

Like "Dog Soldiers", Being Human relies on old technology to make their Werewolf work. So what, the wolf looks fake. You can look beyond it as the rest of the show is excellent.

Being Human has stayed true to the crux of Horror, which is the Supernatural element. Nowadays too often we see "genetically mutated" monsters, which takes the fear factor out of it all. If it bleeds, we can kill it (and easier than we thought).

Being Human is beautifully written, superbly cast and has its own feel; one you can immerse yourself in. It's simple viewing without being too predictable or too tame.

I'm pretty sure I would be happy to watch further installments of this show for the next 5 years and not be bored with it, provided the writing remains as refreshing as it is at the moment.

For me, Being Human is about the relationships between the characters and the anticipation of something "big" happening in each episode. It hasn't let down so far!


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BBC [UK]

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UK

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Release Date:

18 February 2008 (UK) See more »

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