7.5/10
23,987
90 user 17 critic

Being Human 

Trailer
0:51 | Trailer
Three twenty-somethings share a house and try to live a normal life despite being a ghost, a werewolf, and a vampire.
Reviews
Popularity
2,136

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
2014   2013   2012   2011  
5 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Sam Witwer ...  Aidan Waite 52 episodes, 2011-2014
Meaghan Rath ...  Sally Malik 52 episodes, 2011-2014
Sam Huntington ...  Josh Levison 52 episodes, 2011-2014
Kristen Hager ...  Nora Sergeant / ... 39 episodes, 2011-2014
Learn more

More Like This 

Being Human (2008–2013)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

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

Stars: Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner
Lost Girl (2010–2016)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Bo is a supernatural being who challenges her clan's way of life.

Stars: Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Zoie Palmer
Bitten (2014–2016)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Elena navigates her life between the human world and the werewolf world as the only female of the species.

Stars: Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt, Greg Bryk
Alphas (2011–2012)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Alphas is a science fiction drama focusing on a team that investigates people with supernatural abilities.

Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie
Witches of East End (2013–2014)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two sister, bartender and librarian, discover as adults that they're witches with magical powers. They, their mom and her sister, all witches, are up against a mortal enemy.

Stars: Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan, Rachel Boston
The Secret Circle (2011–2012)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

16 year old Cassie Blake moves to Chance Harbor, Washington to live with her grandmother after her mother mysteriously dies. She discovers she's a witch along with 5 other teens.

Stars: Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin
Haven (2010–2015)
Crime | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Many in the coastal town of Haven, Maine have a dormant curse or "trouble" that could trigger at any time for any reason. FBI agent Audrey Parker, the sheriff and the town's black sheep must deal with the troubles' deadly effects.

Stars: Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour
The Tomorrow People (2013–2014)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Evolved humans with amazing abilities (Teleportation, Telekinesis, Telepathy) are being hunted down by agents of Ultra.

Stars: Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell
Beauty and the Beast (2012–2016)
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A beautiful detective falls in love with an ex-soldier who goes into hiding from the secret government organization that turned him into a mechanically charged beast.

Stars: Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Nina Lisandrello
Moonlight (2007–2008)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A vampire lands work as a private investigator and falls for a mortal woman.

Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Sophia Myles, Jason Dohring
Grimm (2011–2017)
Crime | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A homicide detective discovers he is a descendant of hunters who fight supernatural forces.

Stars: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell
Warehouse 13 (2009–2014)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Pete and Myka, U.S Secret Service agents, are deployed in South Dakota's Warehouse 13 with a new assignment from an authority above and outside the government.

Stars: Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek
Edit

Storyline

Aiden (a vampire) and Josh (a werewolf), move into a new house together to try and live normal lives. They didn't however know that they would end up with a third supernatural roommate as well. That's when they meet Sally the ghost. The three supernatural creatures go through various adventures together constantly protecting one another like family.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Being human is harder than it looks.

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Kyle Schmid who plays the vampire Henry Durham, also had the leading role in the show Blood Ties (2007) in which he also played a vampire named Henry [Fitzroy]. See more »

Goofs

The interior of the house doesn't match the exterior, an example being an outside door where the house shares a common wall with the house next door. Also, the living room is approximately fifteen feet wider than the available space. See more »

User Reviews

 
Give it a chance, folks...
26 February 2011 | by hbabcock_28See all my reviews

Let me preface this by saying I have seen all the episodes of the BBC version. I love it. I also love the new US version.

Anyone who has read anything about this show (rather than just taking to the internet to spew fury all over everywhere) knows that the US version will be following the UK version, roughly, as far as the end of the first series. The first 13 US eps will mirror the first 6 UK ones. None of the US writers or actors have seen any more of the UK show than the first 6 episodes in order to make the show different in later episodes. What I am interested in seeing is what the US version does after the first 13 episodes, because it will be "original". Hopefully.

So far, the US version has made one important improvement on the UK version: the "ghost" rules (ie How Sally/Annie can interact with the world) are much clearer. Frankly, the extent to which other people in the UK version can interact with Annie has always been a little murky (read: plot-servicing). I enjoy the clarification of the rules in the US version. I am willing to see what else the US version does. Some things may be better, some things worse. Without giving the show a chance, we'll never know.

It is important to note that SyFy (and Space, its Canadian buddy) primarily air reruns of old SciFi shows produced by others. Original in this context means they are producing it. Yes, linguistically tricky, but so is everything in Show Biz. Bear in mind that BSG was also a remake, just more time had passed and the series was darker. Also, excellent, which gives me hope for Being Human.

I have no trouble watching both shows. Liking the US one doesn't take from liking the UK one. They both have humour, likable characters, and an engrossing storyline. If you like SciFi, Fantasy, or horror genres, give this show a whirl.


92 of 117 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 90 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Being Human See more »

Filming Locations:

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.



Recently Viewed