BBC America's Being Human — the beguiling original version of the vampire/werewolf/ghost roommate supernatural drama — is back on Saturday. But it's not the same old. Tortured bloodsucker Mitchell (Aidan Turner) is gone staked by his wolfman buddy George (Russell Tovey) in last season's shocking finale. And there is more shakeup and tragedy to come. The show's creator...read more
A few nights ago, when Modern Family's Cameron-as-Fizbo tried on a court jester's shtick for size, Mitchell offered this dour rejoinder: "There goes the theory that an English accent makes everyone sound smart." I don't think it's Anglophile snobbery that has me celebrating the return of Being Human to BBC America's lineup Saturday night, while being left as cold as a cadaver by Syfy's spotty remake. The original is simply a much better show.
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Better acted, for sure, and it's not just a matter of dialect. There's an intensity to the British original, even when it's going for droll humor, that's lacking in the shrill and...read more
A beguiling British mash-up of Friends and The Vampire Diaries, the charming Being Human (Saturday, 10/9c, BBC America) returns for its second season with the increasingly darker and more harrowing adventures of a trio of roomies who just want to fit in despite being a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost...read more