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RE: Being Human - 22/2/2009 6:26:34 PM   
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tut tut.

A mistake to turn that kid! I cant wait to see how the series will end. Only 2 more episodes to go!

P.S loved the line:

"if pedo's looked like pedos, they wont be pedoing!

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RE: Being Human - 22/2/2009 10:02:41 PM   
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Only one more episode to go!

I actually liked Lauren so I was sorry to see her go. Annie was a little more interesting and got to do some good ghosting. I loved the bit where Owen turned on her in his flat. Really chilling.

The way it's going I can't see it getting another series. It's a shame as the biggest complaint is still the fact everything feel condensed and arcs that could have filled an entire series only took up fifteen minutes.

Of course the other complaint is that they still haven't made up the rules about who can do what.


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RE: Being Human - 22/2/2009 11:42:07 PM   
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Being Human is now listed on Amazon. The dvd is scheduled for release on April 20th. Yay! Have it on my wish list.  

I think I will appreciate it more on dvd than I do on the iplayer. Hopefully there will be commentary...Please Russell?

Going by the amount of fans on the internet, I think this has got to have a second series.


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RE: Being Human - 23/2/2009 9:39:05 AM   
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Only one more episode to go!

I actually liked Lauren so I was sorry to see her go. Annie was a little more interesting and got to do some good ghosting. I loved the bit where Owen turned on her in his flat. Really chilling.

The way it's going I can't see it getting another series. It's a shame as the biggest complaint is still the fact everything feel condensed and arcs that could have filled an entire series only took up fifteen minutes.

Of course the other complaint is that they still haven't made up the rules about who can do what.



Lauren was a bit of a pain for the first few episodes, but I too am sorry to see her go.  The last episode showed that there was still some potential in her for a new angle.

Have to agree about the randomness of powers too.  Though I did like George's line when Seth asked Annie if she can walk from one room to another

Wonder what you see just through the door that is so terrifying?  Hell perhaps?

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RE: Being Human - 23/2/2009 5:05:00 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: DJ Satan

Only one more episode to go!

I actually liked Lauren so I was sorry to see her go. Annie was a little more interesting and got to do some good ghosting. I loved the bit where Owen turned on her in his flat. Really chilling.

The way it's going I can't see it getting another series. It's a shame as the biggest complaint is still the fact everything feel condensed and arcs that could have filled an entire series only took up fifteen minutes.

Of course the other complaint is that they still haven't made up the rules about who can do what.



Lauren was a bit of a pain for the first few episodes, but I too am sorry to see her go.  The last episode showed that there was still some potential in her for a new angle.

Have to agree about the randomness of powers too.  Though I did like George's line when Seth asked Annie if she can walk from one room to another

Wonder what you see just through the door that is so terrifying?  Hell perhaps?


I believe they're giving it a run on BBC America shortly.  I imagine that if it does well there will be pressure for a second series.  Same goes if they give it a rerun on BBC2 at some point and it picks up additional viewers...


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RE: Being Human - 23/2/2009 9:25:48 PM   
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Well, I wasn't expecting that! I'm realy intrigued now to see where the series is going. I do hope it gets a second season, but if they do they really do need to sort out some RULES!

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RE: Being Human - 24/2/2009 2:14:37 PM   
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RE: Being Human - 24/2/2009 8:01:30 PM   
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The last 2 episodes have been great, all the stuff with them being accused of being pedos was a really interesting angle, agreed on the rules part I don't get why a star of david (?) can fend off a vampire. You know, this is one show that could really benefit from an American remake.

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RE: Being Human - 24/2/2009 8:09:12 PM   
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The last 2 episodes have been great, all the stuff with them being accused of being pedos was a really interesting angle, agreed on the rules part I don't get why a star of david (?) can fend off a vampire. You know, this is one show that could really benefit from an American remake.


That's an easy one: In I am Legend, one of the monsters is warded off by a Torah. A Jewish vampire?

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RE: Being Human - 26/2/2009 10:48:40 AM   
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Good news, Being Human fans....

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/a147837/being-human-recommissioned-by-bbc.html

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RE: Being Human - 26/2/2009 11:41:00 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Zaphod121

The last 2 episodes have been great, all the stuff with them being accused of being pedos was a really interesting angle, agreed on the rules part I don't get why a star of david (?) can fend off a vampire. You know, this is one show that could really benefit from an American remake.


Maybe it's just the person's faith that does it, regardless of their franchise?  The cross/star of david/whatever just symbolises their beliefs.

Great news about the 2nd season!

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RE: Being Human - 26/2/2009 11:46:10 AM   
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quote:

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Good news, Being Human fans....

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/a147837/being-human-recommissioned-by-bbc.html

Yay! glad it's getting more episodes this time as well.

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RE: Being Human - 26/2/2009 2:03:32 PM   
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I am sooooo glad it's been commissioned for a second series! It really deserves one. The episodes just keep getting better and better; ep 5 was fantastic. Despite hating Lauren early on I really felt for her at the end, and in retrospect her line about the funeral parlour having lots of "storage space" was just chilling. I loved the fact they covered what, exactly, the vampires planned to eat come the revolution; that had been bothering me!
 
Owen's scenes were brilliantly dark, too; the actor really stepped up at the end and it was incredibly creepy to watch him pretend to comfort Janey while telling Annie about their affair and what he really thoughgt of her.
 
Great that they picked up on the line about the "men with sticks and rope" from the pilot - I thought there was amazing stuff between Annie and Mitchell and it was handled incredibly well.
 
What a cliffhanger, though!! It they take Mitchell away from me I won't be held responsible for my actions....

Can't wait for Sunday!!

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RE: Being Human - 26/2/2009 3:29:42 PM   
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Last weeks episode was brilliant. Possibly the best of the series.  The acting and writing have been top notch throughout the series but Sunday's episode was even better.  Brilliant physical comedy from Russell Tovey.

One minute I was in stitches at the comedy (...Sapphire and... Steel.) then moved almost to tears at Annie's farewell scene an then on the edge of my seat with suspense.

Really intrigued about what Annie whispered to Owen.

I've got all of them saved on my freeview harddrive but I'd buy the dvd if there are some decent extras.  They should include the pilot episode, even though it's not being treated as canon.

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RE: Being Human - 27/2/2009 9:03:33 AM   
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Yay! I'm doing my happy dance that we're going to get eight Being Human's next year.
The major drawback of the series has definitely been not enough time to develop plots probably.

Who knows? Maybe we'll get up to a full 13 episode series eventually.

I'm a bit bemused as to how Torchwood got 13 episodes right away, much as I love it, considering how very spotty the quality of the first series was, but I guess they thought they had a built in fanbase and popular character already established....

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RE: Being Human - 27/2/2009 2:28:14 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: sharkboy

quote:

ORIGINAL: Zaphod121

The last 2 episodes have been great, all the stuff with them being accused of being pedos was a really interesting angle, agreed on the rules part I don't get why a star of david (?) can fend off a vampire. You know, this is one show that could really benefit from an American remake.


Maybe it's just the person's faith that does it, regardless of their franchise?  The cross/star of david/whatever just symbolises their beliefs.

Great news about the 2nd season!


I loved how when Mitchell was chatting to Bernie's mum in the kitchen, and she made a cross with her fingers to illustrate some amusing point she was making, Mitchell recoiled back suddenly. Nice touch.

With regards to the question of ghosts, and what Annie can do, I think the question with the fridge was as someone said - simply a strength issue. She can move things with her hands which, one assumes, would look like a poltergeist to anyone not seeing Annie. But she was finding herself able to move things with her mind, with little control. Once that control is harnessed however, she may well be able to move larger objects that she feels she cannot move physically. That is, if she's still around for season 2!

I'd like an answer about vampire lore with regards to this series. Sure, they can live in the day, albeit with sunglasses and probably with some cloud cover to make things a bit more bearable. But if the blood isn't a necessary factor in their existence, if it's just an addiction, then what gives them their immortality? Without it, will they indeed age? One assumes not as if, Mitchell has been trying to do without, he doesn't appear to have aged from the age he was when he was turned.

All in all, I'm really surprised by how good this programme is.


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RE: Being Human - 28/2/2009 9:22:38 AM   
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Anyone else think that with Owen handing himself in to the police Herrick might get hold of him and turn him vampy? Only got to see ep5 last night, probably the best episode so far.

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RE: Being Human - 2/3/2009 10:33:23 AM   
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Anyone else think that with Owen handing himself in to the police Herrick might get hold of him and turn him vampy? Only got to see ep5 last night, probably the best episode so far.


Well that prediction was wrong!

Enjoyed it, but it was probably the weakest episode of the series - far too much crying! I did like Annie kicking arse though. Herrick went out with a whimper rather than a bang, shame he was a very good bad guy.

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RE: Being Human - 2/3/2009 11:04:52 AM   
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*** SPOILERS (for those who haven't seen the last ep) ***

I loved this show and was happy with the way it ended.  However, I have a question.  I assumed that Nina is a werewolf (as she had a similar sort of mark on her forearm as George did on his shoulder) but why didn't she change at full moon?

I suppose that's something that will be explored in the next series

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RE: Being Human - 2/3/2009 11:12:48 AM   
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*** SPOILERS (for those who haven't seen the last ep) ***

I loved this show and was happy with the way it ended.  However, I have a question.  I assumed that Nina is a werewolf (as she had a similar sort of mark on her forearm as George did on his shoulder) but why didn't she change at full moon?

I suppose that's something that will be explored in the next series


She was scratched by George when he threw her aside. She probably wouldn't instantly turn into a werewolf.

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RE: Being Human - 2/3/2009 11:18:37 AM   
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*** SPOILERS (for those who haven't seen the last ep) ***

I loved this show and was happy with the way it ended.  However, I have a question.  I assumed that Nina is a werewolf (as she had a similar sort of mark on her forearm as George did on his shoulder) but why didn't she change at full moon?

I suppose that's something that will be explored in the next series

She was scratched by George when he threw her aside. She probably wouldn't instantly turn into a werewolf.

I did wonder where those scratches came from. That story has so much potential.

I really loved last night's episode. I thought it was a lot stronger than I expected it would be. Loved how we got some full on werewolf action and Annie going psycho.

Looking forward to the next series already.


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RE: Being Human - 2/3/2009 11:32:22 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Hobbitonlass

*** SPOILERS (for those who haven't seen the last ep) ***

I loved this show and was happy with the way it ended.  However, I have a question.  I assumed that Nina is a werewolf (as she had a similar sort of mark on her forearm as George did on his shoulder) but why didn't she change at full moon?

I suppose that's something that will be explored in the next series


She was scratched by George when he threw her aside. She probably wouldn't instantly turn into a werewolf.

Ah, okay.  Thanks.  For some reason I thought she had them already and hadn't revealed it. 

I agree DJ, loads of potential

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RE: Being Human - 2/3/2009 1:15:59 PM   
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quote:

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ORIGINAL: Hobbitonlass

*** SPOILERS (for those who haven't seen the last ep) ***

I loved this show and was happy with the way it ended.  However, I have a question.  I assumed that Nina is a werewolf (as she had a similar sort of mark on her forearm as George did on his shoulder) but why didn't she change at full moon?

I suppose that's something that will be explored in the next series


She was scratched by George when he threw her aside. She probably wouldn't instantly turn into a werewolf.

Ah, okay.  Thanks.  For some reason I thought she had them already and hadn't revealed it. 

I agree DJ, loads of potential


what a mo. she could see annie on the stairs before she got pushed away/scratched by george.

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RE: Being Human - 2/3/2009 1:20:31 PM   
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ORIGINAL: spark1

quote:

ORIGINAL: Hobbitonlass

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ORIGINAL: tftrman

quote:

ORIGINAL: Hobbitonlass

*** SPOILERS (for those who haven't seen the last ep) ***

I loved this show and was happy with the way it ended.  However, I have a question.  I assumed that Nina is a werewolf (as she had a similar sort of mark on her forearm as George did on his shoulder) but why didn't she change at full moon?

I suppose that's something that will be explored in the next series


She was scratched by George when he threw her aside. She probably wouldn't instantly turn into a werewolf.

Ah, okay.  Thanks.  For some reason I thought she had them already and hadn't revealed it. 

I agree DJ, loads of potential


what a mo. she could see annie on the stairs before she got pushed away/scratched by george.

Some people can see Annie, depending on Annie's moods. That was established at the start of the start of the first episode.


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RE: Being Human - 2/3/2009 1:23:14 PM   
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what a mo. she could see annie on the stairs before she got pushed away/scratched by george.

But Annie had become visible to humans generally not just to Nina.

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RE: Being Human - 2/3/2009 2:19:35 PM   
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Haven't seen the last ep...but this series is definitely getting better.  Ep 5 was the best so far. 

I'm so glad that Annie got some backbone...although she still annoys me and i see point to her character. 

I wish that they would do more with the werewolf, but i'm glad that the vampire storyline is dominant...as it's the only interesting one IMO.  Mitchell? vs the other vamps...can't wait.  BTW i too was sad to see Lauren? go...an interesting character and now she's gone.

Good to see that its got a second series...can't wait.

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RE: Being Human - 3/3/2009 10:30:20 AM   
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Just watched the last episode last night - really enjoyed it!

Particularly enjoyed Annie kicking ass, and George deciding to take a stand. Thought the effects on the transformation were pretty impressive too, for a TV budget.
Nina should be an interesting storyline for the next series, and the 'psychiatrist' at the end is obviously a set-up for it, too.

I'm looking forward to it!

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RE: Being Human - 3/3/2009 10:44:11 AM   
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Yeah, the psychiatrist's line, "we've found them" was intriguing. Found them, so the three of them must be wanted by some shadowy group. Now George is coming to terms with being a werewolf he should probably not cry so much in the next series!

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RE: Being Human - 3/3/2009 11:25:42 AM   
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One hope I have for the show, now that it is a success, is that it doesn't try to create too detailed a mythology and as a result become bogged down in details.  One thing I have enjoyed is that it is more about the characters rather than trying to explain the 'hows' and 'whys' of vampires, werewolves and ghosts.  We're expected just to accept them without too much exposition and it really works.

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RE: Being Human - 3/3/2009 11:45:54 AM   
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One thing I liked about the series is how it has twisted the family behaviour of Werewolves and Vampires from traditional (White Wolf) portrayals.

The Werewolves seem to be more aware of their ancestry and having one to one relationships with their "sires", whereas the Vampires are more tribal and their sires are irrelevant. This is the reverse of most mythologies.



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