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Mmmmmitchell - dark and funny **spoiler alert**,
This review is from: Being Human: Series Three [DVD] (DVD)
I really enjoy Being Human although I do think Series 1 was the best so far. Having said that, each series has brought us character development, humour and some really enjoyable dark moments. I do think Being Human is the best thing Auntie Beeb has done in a while.
Series 3 sees our four favourite supernatural beings relocate to Wales and we see George and Nina dealing with a life changing event, and Mitchell and Annie tip-toe into having a relationship. We also see the return of the very evil and manipulative Herrick - a cracking character who contributed to the briliance of Series 1.
George and Nina are quickly becoming my favourite characters and George is portrayed brilliantly. My favourite line of Series 3 so far - Nina to George "George, you're chit chatting with a gimp" - brilliant!! However, Mitchell is totally delicious and there is a lovely mix of vulnerability and darkness to him which I love. I would like to see him give into his dark side a little more though, as denying who he is a battle he is never going to totally win. But the continual battle is interesting to watch.
I am a big fan of anything vampire and werewolf (the Twilight saga not withstanding, really don't like that) and think that Being Human is fresh, witty, dark and compelling.
I do however, have one or two little issues with this series, which is why I have given it 4 stars and not 5.
1. Mitchell's decline into panic and paranoia after being told a werewolf will kill him - personally I don't think Mitchell would deteriorate quite as quickly or as badly. Whilst I can understand him not wanting to die, he has faced this possibility in previous episodes and has handled it much better.
2. George and Nina's belief that Herrick has changed - granted I have only watched the episode where Herrick is re-introduced to the characters, but George and Nina seem to be wearing their 'stupid hats' in that they are buying into the whole 'Herrick can't remember who he is and he is nice now'. Both of them were in the attic when Herrick was being really cruel and harsh to Cara, yet this seems to have completely passed them by - Come on you two, you are usually more on the ball! Whilst Herrick is manipulative, he is not being that subtle!!!
3. Vampires cannot be seen in mirrors, photographed or seen on CCTV/filmed. How on earth have they gone this long without being spotted!! Surely there are vampires in jobs that require photo ID's - Herrick was a police officer in Series 1, surely he would have had to have his picture taken or have been filmed at some point!
However, as I said these are just a few little issues, none of which really detract from the fact that I love the characters, the stories, the darkness and humour of the programme. Long may Being Human continue and a I can't wait to see how this series ends.
Well done BBC - keep up the good work!
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Initial post: 28 Feb 2011 22:51:50 GMT
"granted I have only watched the episode where Herrick is re-introduced to the characters"
So you've reviewed it after watching half of the series. Awesome.
Can you tell me what series 3 of Misfits is like too while you're at it?
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2011 19:57:54 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Mar 2011 20:04:22 GMT
Hey, I still gave it 4 stars lol
Point taken though about reviewing half way through a series.
Posted on 1 Mar 2011 21:14:31 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Mar 2011 21:15:57 GMT
cum grano salis says:
Er, bit geeky but - well...
Also: how did Herrick have a shadow when he was eavesdropping when Nina told George he had just agreed to murder instantaneously??
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Mar 2011 14:53:37 GMT
Apparently 'European vampires' can be photographed and do cast a shadow. There you go!
Posted on 5 Mar 2011 16:00:02 GMT
I have to agree with the points made above!
**spoilers, in case anyone is reading this and hasn't seen it**
1. In the first season, Mitchell was most likely going to be killed if he faced Herrick (Mitchell was weak because of not drinking, even Ivan pointed this out in season 2) and yet it wasn't panicking at all about the thought of being killed. He just seemed to accept it. Maybe because it is a prophecy thats got Mitchell scared this time, maybe he actually believed in season 1 that he was going to kill Herrick.
2. Nina didn't really know Herrick so I can believe in her when she thinks Herrick has changed. I did find George hard to believe at first however I think it's Georges human side or the fact he doesn't see the world in the way Annie or Mitchell does (after all, they are not human anymore) that makes him want to believe in Herrick. I always found George slightly gullible though.
3. I agree with this whole Myth being included in this show is kind of unbelievable in the means of things! (sure look at the American remake of the show, where Vampires can be seen in Mirrors to avoid situations like this) Sure it's handy if a Vampire needed to break into a hospital to find out about Zombies or to break into the crazy cult in season 2, but as said above how did no Vampire get caught out of this before. Surely one of them must of been caught killing or kidnapping someone before, unless Vampires infiltrated the police, hospitals and funeral homes forever!
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2011 00:46:55 GMT
Mr. R. G. Redmond says:
whats all the fuss about,its a programme filmed in wales,whats not to love.just enjoy it
Posted on 14 Mar 2011 12:16:09 GMT
Having now watched the final episode I have to agree that I was foolish to post a review mid way through the series!! What a blinder the last episode was!! Bring on Series 4!!!
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Mar 2011 21:32:46 GMT
cum grano salis says:
I'm in love with Wyndham already
Posted on 15 Mar 2011 20:09:22 GMT
I've watched plenty of other shows that add characters in that don't add anything to the plot and do not fit in the show or are hated by many fans, but Being Human is nothing like than.
**spoilers in case no one watched the whole series yet!**
I think with Mitchell gone, while I loved him in the show and will miss him being there (who doesn't love the gorgeous Aidan Turner), they will be able to introduce characters in series 4 that may make up for it.
Looking at all the characters that supported the trio during the 3 series- Ivan, Daisy, Gilbert, Tully, McNair, Lucy, Sasha...they all fit in on the show, whether they were "good" or evil, in one episode or in the whole series. None of them were out of place and the characters, as well as the actors playing them, were a great addition to the show throughout the series.Sure even Wyndham who had about 5 minutes of screen time in the finale seems like an interesting character that fans will like.
Plus the writing is great for the series too. During the penultimate episode, I was so shocked throughout it I couldn't talk. Plus the fact that each series has been different- series 1 was introducing the characters into a story that we loved them and wanted to find out more. Series 2 came the dark brutal side of the supernatural and also human world while series 3 was about people moving on and living to deal with the consequences of their actions, to think of the future.
Posted on 18 Mar 2011 00:21:54 GMT
Big Bozz Man says:
or we can all realise its a tv show vampires are not real, and that its a great series, lets no question mundane things like how havent they noticed etc...because if they did, the show would be pretty boring dont you tink?