February 12, 2013 by rachelcmann
Currently in it’s third season, Being Human (US) is a mutant cousin of Being Human (UK). The UK version just got cancelled after it’s fifth season, but the US version is going strong. Season 1 of US is almost identical to UK but they start to diverge pretty quickly. The basic plot is that a vampire (Aidan – Sam Witwer), a werewolf (Josh – Sam Huntington) and a ghost (Sally – Meaghan Rath) live together in Boston. The vamp and wolf are trying desperately to hold on to their humanity and the ghost is still getting the hang of being a supe. What’s critical to the success of the series in my eyes is that the show is not about their species, it’s about the people they are because of and in spite of their differences.
Somewhere along the line, the fact that Aidan eats blood (from bags not people) and Josh is a weird overgrown dog once a month and Sally is incorporeal doesn’t matter anymore. Their unlikely friendship with its shared tragedy and joy overcomes all of that. I don’t want to spoil anything but I highly recommend the series if for no other reason than there is a healthy amount of male nudity (wink wink). Sure, sometimes they all start to veer way off the course of what’s acceptable even within their mythology, and at the start of Season 3 I seriously thought they might have jumped the shark with Sally’s storyline, but a few episodes in and it’s starting to work. Sometimes you have to go out on a limb to reap great rewards. And seeing one of the Sam’s asses in nearly every episode is a fan-freakin-tastic reward.
- Sam Huntington And Kristen Hager (scifitalk.com)
- Exclusive: Being Human’s Sam Huntington on Josh’s New Beginning, Plans for a Normal Life, and Keeping the Beast at Bay (dreadcentral.com)
- Sam Witwer, Sam Huntington, Meaghan Rath and Kristen Hager Talk BEING HUMAN Season 3 (collider.com)
- Being Human Is The Hardest Thing To Do (wastedtime.typepad.com)