Thursday, September 2, 2010

New Obsession

Okay - who knows about Being Human? The show. Not the act of. If you happen to be a Gordon Ramsay devotee as I am, you might be inclined to watch BBC America (which could be renamed the Gordon Ramsay network - does that man ever sleep?) BBC America has been showing non stop commercials for Being Human (apparently airing during their Gordon free timeslot). On BBC America, it's in series two (as the crazy Brits say). So I Netflixed series one. Now I'm in love.

Picture it. A neurotic, up tight werewolf, a somewhat jovial British vampire (they're all British, but I care most with the vampire), and a perky mom-ish ghost all sharing an apartment. Hilarity ensues.
It is a funny show. Luckily, it also has plenty of angst. Werewolf doesn't want to be a werewolf. He struggles to accept it. Ghost girl's fiance has found a new girl and moved on without her (plus she was murdered...). And vampire wants blood but doesn't want to be bad. Aww...

It's got a great balance of charm, wit, and drama, and the characters are almost immediately endearing. When I catch up all the way, I'll probably have more to say. For now, if you haven't seen it, give it a whirl. Especially if you're not sick of the vampire craze yet.

*Apparently a SyFy produced American version is in the works. We shall see. American T.V. is pretty saturated with the vamps these days...

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