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Being Human 

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Three twenty-somethings share a house and try to live a normal life despite being a ghost, a werewolf, and a vampire.
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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
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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.

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Being human is harder than it looks.

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Canada | USA

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English

Release Date:

17 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Being Human - Emberbőrben See more »

Filming Locations:

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Although set in Boston, the show is filmed in Montreal, Quebec. 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 »

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Remake of Being Human (2008) See more »

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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.


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