Being Human - Complete Series 1-3 Box Set [DVD]
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Good-looking and laid-back Mitchell (Aidan Turner) might have a way with the ladies – but he is also a blood-sucking vampire struggling with going cold-turkey from the blood he craves. Then, every time there is a full moon, his geeky hospital porter mate, George (Russell Tovey), starts turning into a flesh-hungry werewolf. And when the two outsiders move in together to live a ‘normal’ life, they find they have a resident ghost – recently deceased Annie (Lenora Crichlow), who is still pining for her living fiancé – the landlord of the flat...
Though desperate to live, work and date as normal young people, Mitchell, George and Annie find their supernatural qualities casting more than just a shadow over their lives... Mitchell’s romance with a beautiful, feisty doctor is disrupted as he deals with a vampire community in disarray; George’s attempts to build a new life with a new girlfriend are undermined by an increasingly forceful werewolf presence in his life and Annie strives to come to terms with life as a ghost on earth.
Our supernatural heroes move to Wales to continue their quest to live like normal human beings and soon realise that it won’t be getting any easier... Annie is trapped in Purgatory and fears she will be condemned to Hell whilst George and Nina battle with challenges of their own and Mitchell finds the net closing in on him from this world and the next.. Not to mention the fact that old adversary Herrick has risen from the dead and is living in the attic.
- Character Profiles, Exclusive Deleted, Extended and Alternate Scenes, Special CenSSA Hidden Menus
- Special Features > The CenSSa Story
- Additional Featurettes: Blood Bursting, The Caves, Unleashing the Beast, The Swinging Sixties, Behind the Makeup, Making the New Werewolf, Train Carnage
- Extended Cast Interviews
- Deleted Scenes
- Sinead’s Set Tour
> Guided Tour of the Facility
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The set itself isn't the complete series ( a 4th one was recently announced)but with the departure of key characters at the end of season 3, it is likely that this is the "pre shark jump' of the series. As to the look of the set, it's fairly basic, three plastic dvd cases & an outer thin carboard box to house them in.
As is common ith dvds there are some special features, fairly stock standard (deleted & exteneded scenes, cast interviews etc) but at this price I wasn't expecting anything with a "wow" factor, besides, the show itself has enough wow to suit even the fussiest of viewer
To sum up, a great buy for rainy days, sunny days, cloudy days however maybe not on a full moon...werewolf Geogre may just find you!
Season 2 deals with the aftermath of Series 1. Mitchell must struggle with the dual responsibilities of managing his own urges and attempting to manage the now scattered and rudderless Bristol vampire community. Annie must find a new purpose in her continued presence and must also deal with the malignant attention of another type of supernatural being, resident in the afterlife but able to influence events in the world. George has to try to return to himself after embracing his werewolf in Season One.
The trio are also subject to the growing attentions of a mysterious organisation (possibily called the Centre for the Study of Supernatural Activity, or CenSSA) led by the scientist Dr Jaggatt and the priest-administrator Kemp. This organisation has identified and classified the three different types of supernatural creature - vampire, werewolf and ghost - and is continuing to research them, although it's evident from the start that they are quite prepared to let subjects die in the course of the research.Read more ›
The show is funny, brilliantly written and full of suspense and the acting is excellent. Russell Tovey puts in a great performance as the uptight George and the gorgeous Aidan Turner plays angsty Mitchell to perfection, swinging between dark and light at the drop of a hat.
The special features are also good.
Well written and compelling in the first instance, as the second series reaches its end, the storyline falters as characters show unexpected character changes, some of the plotlines seem to show a real potential for the wheels to come off entirely.
Character and location changes prove a challenge to the continuity, perhaps this would not be so evident if watching on a week by week basis, but watching a couple of episodes a day over Christmas seemed to highten the impression of a slightly cut and paste approach to plot development.
All in all, it was a good watch, despite my gripes and I'm happy that the set provided good entertainment value for money
Other reviews can give you a plot synopsis, but for me it was the quality of the acting and the way in which the 3 main characters interacted. I didn't bother with the further 2 series because Aiden Turner left at the end of series 3 and Russell Tovey left as the start of series 4.
I watched the whole 22 hours and then later watched it all again.
I loved the normality of the relationship between Mitchell (Aidan Turner) and George (Russell Tovey)these guys could have been two students in a flat-share. I am pleased that they didn't get too sloppy with the romantic elements, their relationship with Annie (Leonora Crichlow)was always loving but never soppy. Sometimes the plot became a bit far fetched (but hey, its about ghosts, vampires and werewolves so our starting premise is a bit off the wall). I liked the flashback sequences which showed how we got to the start of series 1- particularly how George and Mitchell met.
For me the first series was almost perfect, the second a bit harder to enjoy and the third a good recovery which ended their shared story in the only way that could have been concluded(with a death). Ultimately this is a story about love and friendship and being there for each other and doing the right thing when it matters.
2 Thing I learned about the story; George is one of those guys who would always look out for you regardless of what you had done; and Mitchell was always bad. he tried very hard not to be for his friends (and it is hard to believe that the beautiful Aidan Turner could be so) but,ultimately you can't change the essence of who you are.
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Purchased as a present, and the recipient was delighted!
Terrific series I am told.
Great boxset! loved watching this over the years but did miss some episodes and the odd series when it was on tv (we couldnt have sky + ect when we lived in an apartment block) its... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ms. Kate Lindley