Finally got round to watching Being Human last night.
Well that was rather fucking fine.
You can watch Being Human online here for the next couple of days. After that, you may have to resort to the usual channels.
Like Buffy the Vampire Slayer (“She’s a cheerleader! She slays vampires!”), the setup itself gives no clue as to the goodness within.
You hear: “A Vampire, a Werewolf, and a Ghost share a house,” and you think: “Sitcom.”
This is not a sitcom. This is an accomplished drama, and the story engines are revving mightily.
The clue is in the title: These are people who desperately want (like so many of us) to be normal. And (like so many of us) aren’t.
Now, I don’t know how BBC3 commissioning works. It may be that they have already blown their new drama budget for the year on Phoo Action.
But if you saw Being Human and liked it, there is a petition to get a series commission here.
It would not kill you to visit.