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PostSubject: Re: BBC'S Being Human (And SyFy's remake)   Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:12 pm

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Well, tonight, SyFy's "Buman" surprised us with an original plot, which makes it look promising, but the overall tone was depressing.

what's happening on that show?
Tonight, we had the vampires have a werewolf battle in a cage, with two very CG werewolves... And Josh inexplicably winning. A guy who was watching IMed me with "did we miss something?"
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PostSubject: Re: BBC'S Being Human (And SyFy's remake)   Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:26 pm

Posted this to another forum, but am adding it here. It's about the BBC original, and contains spoilers for the Series 3 finale. I'll hide the spoilers.

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So,
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a LOT of fans are saying how the show has lost its focus.

Which is?

"It's about a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost who live together!
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that's not the point of the series. It was the premise for the first three series. (Well, the third has two werewolves.)

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So, what is the point of Being Human?

Do I have to say it?

Being human.


It's always been about embracing humanity and all it means. Hellos, good-byes, death, sacrifice, love. It's just chosen the unique way to use supernatural characters to demonstrate it.

That's the point of Being Human, not the dynamic of the main characters.
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PostSubject: Re: BBC'S Being Human (And SyFy's remake)   Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:06 pm

And with our current talks about supernatural fiction mythos...

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PostSubject: Re: BBC'S Being Human (And SyFy's remake)   Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:08 pm

Can't wait till it comes back...!

(the BBC version, that is...)
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PostSubject: Re: BBC'S Being Human (And SyFy's remake)   Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:54 pm

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(the BBC version, that is...)

Of course! I don't think I'm ever watching the remake again!
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PostSubject: Re: BBC'S Being Human (And SyFy's remake)   Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:32 am

http://t.co/dBwKZEnP

Russell Tovey is leaving Being Human. Seriously, without him and Aidan Turner, I don't see the show lasting much longer, unless the new cast members they've announced (new vampire character, Michael Socha's Tom the werewolf will be back, and Craig Roberts will at least reappear at some point) really step it up.
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PostSubject: Re: BBC'S Being Human (And SyFy's remake)   Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:30 am

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http://t.co/dBwKZEnP

Russell Tovey is leaving Being Human. Seriously, without him and Aidan Turner, I don't see the show lasting much longer, unless the new cast members they've announced (new vampire character, Michael Socha's Tom the werewolf will be back, and Craig Roberts will at least reappear at some point) really step it up.

Wow...that is a bummer...and I didn't even realize that Aidan Turner actually left the show!
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PostSubject: Re: BBC'S Being Human (And SyFy's remake)   Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:56 am

Well, series four started filming in September, so it's likely that George is there (at least) for all of the fourth series. I really wonder, though, if Toby Whithouse (series creator) shouldn't consider packing it in after this, or at least tying up the storylines with a final special or something. Guess we'll have to wait and see what the reaction is to the new vampire character.

Will feel strange without George. Russell is the only actor who so far appeared in every episode (as the vampire and ghost were recast after the pilot).
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PostSubject: Re: BBC'S Being Human (And SyFy's remake)   Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:47 pm

So, not only is Russell Tovey leaving, it's been announced that Sinead Keenan (Nina) will not even be appearing in Series 4.
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PostSubject: Re: BBC'S Being Human (And SyFy's remake)   Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:23 pm

Shocked I wonder.....how that will...work.. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: BBC'S Being Human (And SyFy's remake)   Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:30 pm

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So, not only is Russell Tovey leaving, it's been announced that Sinead Keenan (Nina) will not even be appearing in Series 4.

Just saw Russell in Sherlock(and being threatened by The Hounds of Baskerville, how ironic). I still haven't seen all of Series 2 yet.....need to catch up.
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PostSubject: Re: BBC'S Being Human (And SyFy's remake)   Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:10 pm

Just wathed the 1st episode of the 4th season..........I aint too sure how this season will pan out!

I'll leave it there as I don't want to spoil it for you guys.
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PostSubject: Re: BBC'S Being Human (And SyFy's remake)   Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:43 am

Who else is keeping up on Series 4?
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PostSubject: Re: BBC'S Being Human (And SyFy's remake)   Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:00 am

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Who else is keeping up on Series 4?

I'm loving it. I think the 5th episode was the best yet...how about you, Jared?
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PostSubject: Re: BBC'S Being Human (And SyFy's remake)   Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:09 am

I keep up with it too, but I watch it on BBCA, so I've only seen the first two episodes.
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PostSubject: Re: BBC'S Being Human (And SyFy's remake)   Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:12 am

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Who else is keeping up on Series 4?

I'm loving it. I think the 5th episode was the best yet...how about you, Jared?
It was pretty good, but I kept thinking Yvonne was icky.
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PostSubject: Re: BBC'S Being Human (And SyFy's remake)   Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:20 pm

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Who else is keeping up on Series 4?

I'm loving it. I think the 5th episode was the best yet...how about you, Jared?
It was pretty good, but I kept thinking Yvonne was icky.

Part of the reason why I really liked the episode was I starting out thinking that way...and as I watched it I came to care more and more about both of them and actually found it believable in the end. Also, I like Hal more each week...he may just be my favorite vampire character we've had on the show.
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PostSubject: Re: BBC'S Being Human (And SyFy's remake)   Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:08 pm

I quit watching the SyFy version (got up to Season 2, episode 6). There is little humor, it's dark and grim and revels in that. Also, the supernatural trio are just people who happen to share a home rather than actually friends. That's just not my type of show.

The SyFy show would never have scenes like the one where George and Mitchell give Annie a card on the day she would have been married, or that scene in Series 4 where
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It's these little lighthearted moments of these supernatural characters doing extremely human things that make me prefer the UK original. They balance out the really dark moments.
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PostSubject: Re: BBC'S Being Human (And SyFy's remake)   Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:26 pm

Jared: do you think
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at the end of this series? It feels like it's been set-up..kinda..
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PostSubject: Re: BBC'S Being Human (And SyFy's remake)   Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:08 pm

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Jared: do you think
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at the end of this series? It feels like it's been set-up..kinda..
I'm afraid so, but I hope not.
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PostSubject: Re: BBC'S Being Human (And SyFy's remake)   Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:19 pm

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I'm afraid so, but I hope not.
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PostSubject: Re: BBC'S Being Human (And SyFy's remake)   Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:03 am

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I'm afraid so, but I hope not.

So...thoughts on the finale?
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PostSubject: Re: BBC'S Being Human (And SyFy's remake)   Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:32 am

This is still one of the boldest shows on televsion.
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Looking forward to Series 5.
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PostSubject: Re: BBC'S Being Human (And SyFy's remake)   Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:23 pm

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This is still one of the boldest shows on televsion.
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Looking forward to Series 5.
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PostSubject: Re: BBC'S Being Human (And SyFy's remake)   Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:16 pm

There will be a series 5!

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