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 Post subject: Re: Being Human
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:42 am 
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Episode one was good, but the feel is less dark. I can appreciate the lighter aspect of it, but I really think the dark feel of the pilot worked for it, and I really preferred the pilot actors of Mitchell and Annie. Mitchell is still dark in episode one, but in the pilot he was kind of like, I don't know, the classic example of what a vampire should be? But sort of original. I don't really know, he just fit better. And Annie was better off as the nervous ghost she was. I can see why they changed it up, it probably appeals to more people this way.

I still think I'll enjoy it, it was well done either way, but I think I'm always going to mourn for what the series could have been even if this becomes my new favorite show.

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 Post subject: Re: Being Human
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:07 am 
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i've only watched the american version, which i liked ok. i do want to see the UK version, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Being Human
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:09 am 
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There's a thread already so I'm going to merge them.

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 Post subject: Re: Being Human (UK Version)
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:44 pm 
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Being Human is one of those weird shows where I can never decide if I like it or not. I'm usually really engaged when I'm watching it, but I'm never that excited about watching the next episode or anything. I watched season 2 (of the British one - hadn't heard there was a US version, no real interest in it cos I like the British one) recently and there were parts that really got to me (in a good way).

I also really want to know what happens with Annie! She irritated me at first, but I think that she had the most compelling storyline in the second season. George is a bit of a dork, and Mitchell.... well, we'll see. Interesting take on vampirism. I think I identify the most with him. I hope Nina sticks around too!

Maybe I'll have to hunt out season 3.....

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 Post subject: Re: Being Human (UK Version)
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:14 pm 
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Are there going to be more episodes or is it done? I always worry that I'll get into a British show, then it will just disappear (like Outcasts).

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 Post subject: Re: Being Human (UK Version)
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My understanding is that there will be a season 4, last I heard.

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 Post subject: Re: Being Human (UK Version)
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:27 pm 
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rachell37 wrote:
My understanding is that there will be a season 4, last I heard.

Yay!

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 Post subject: Re: Being Human (UK Version)
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Omigoodness. The UK premiere for the 4th series is tomorrow apparently. I need to know if it's as bad as I think it might be? I'm freaking scared, yo. Last season was way too dark for me, and Mitchell started off as one of my favorite characters. Plus, any time networks use the phrase "retooled," I am very cautious.

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 Post subject: Re: Being Human (UK Version)
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I watched the first two seasons and adored it. I just completely fell in love with the main characters, and the house too. (It also introduced the concept of "Gilbert fun" into my life...)

I still haven't worked up the courage to watch the 3rd season.


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 Post subject: Re: Being Human (UK Version)
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Just saw the first episode of Season 4. Jumped. The. Shark.

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 Post subject: Re: Being Human (UK Version)
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Nooo! That's exactly what I was afraid of. Balls.

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 Post subject: Re: Being Human (UK Version)
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Just saw the first episode of Season 4. Jumped. The. Shark.

I was about to disagree, but then I watched the end of the episode. I liked this show a lot, too.


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 Post subject: Re: Being Human (UK Version)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:59 pm 
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From the ads I've seen, are there completely different male actors (no longer the "old" werewolf and vampire)? If so, I'm not gonna be happy!

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 Post subject: Re: Being Human (UK Version)
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Argh don't tell me this! We're almost all the way through the third season and was hoping that the 4th season, with Mitchell gone, might be able to reassert its awesomeness. I mean, this was a show that brought us Gilbert fun!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Being Human (UK Version)
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In case any fellow Canadians are interested, there will be a Season 3 marathon on Space on February 19, from 11 AM to 10:15 PM, and Season 4 will start airing on February 25.


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 Post subject: Re: Being Human (UK Version)
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Oops, I just checked and it's February 24.


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 Post subject: Re: Being Human (UK Version)
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:38 pm 
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Saw the premiere. Such shiitake! Time jumps. forking wars. Prophecies written on human skin. This shiitake just got way too epic. I feel like it's trying to be Underworld.

And George's whole dying speech was laughable to me. And if dude became a ghost, why didn't he stay around? So confused.

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 Post subject: Re: Being Human (UK Version)
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George didn't stay around because he didn't have unfinished business and was OK with dying...to be with Nina. I too think they're being a bit too "big picture" with all the prophecy crepe. Especially since apparently George and Nina's baby is going to cause (at least that's how that third piece of skin must've read to the now dead ghost chick) the collapse of human civilization...REALLY? I would've loved it so much more if they had been vague about the group they were showing in the future, then at the end had it be vampires struggling to survive and the lady trying to go back to kill the baby because she leads to the vampires' downfall.

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 Post subject: Re: Being Human (UK Version)
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I dunno. I think having your baby around seems pretty unfinished to me. I'm just bitter that this show has officially forgotten its mission statement.

The beginning was such an amazing and original premise: supernatural forces trying to live a mundane existence. Epic battles within this show's universe seriously bum me out.

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 Post subject: Re: Being Human (UK Version)
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I agree that I liked it better when it was just the main characters trying to lead a normal life. Since all the evil vampire troops trying to take over the world stuff has started, I don't enjoy it as much. As far as baby being here being unfinished business, I'm not sure George ever really attached to the baby (as you would expect a father to) and he seemed more attached to Nina; also I think he believes that those "left behind" could do a better job watching out for baby.

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 Post subject: Re: Being Human (UK Version)
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This is amazing.

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 Post subject: Re: Being Human (UK Version)
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This show has the best lines.

Crumb: So you gonna bum me now?
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Alex: I once ate 11 cans of spaghetti O's to make a point. This is nothing.

Hal: All we're doing is marking time until the inevitable.
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 Post subject: Re: Being Human (UK Version)
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I loved the finale. It was brilliant and I loved that final scene that just took the carpet right out from under the happy ending. It made me gasp and took such a long time for it to fully settle in. I watched it 2x just to get all the weird talismans. Wow.

I loved this show so much.

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 Post subject: Re: Being Human (UK Version)
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I just started watching the US version and I think I'm in love. I'll watch the UK one too but US first. I like that it's sort of the flip side of the supernatural coin, with Jeremy Carver writing and Mark Pellegrino acting.

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