Review - SyFy's Being Human Is Gripping, Biting

Let us put the original UK Being Human out of our minds. Not because it's not brilliant, but because it just doesn't matter. The Canadian adaptation of the series, which premieres in the US and Canada on January 17, is brilliant on its own merits. I thoroughly enjoyed the first three episodes of the series I was treated to, and was hooked enough to make the show a regular fixture of my television-watching week. And, when you notice just how finicky I've been with new midseason shows, you'll realize that's saying quite a lot.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the premise of Being Human, I have to admit it sounds rather gimmicky: a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost share an apartment. Sounds like the sitcom answer to True Blood, doesn't it? Thankfully, Being Human is nothing of the sort; the show is a healthy mix of comedic lightness and dramatic weight that it avoids falling into the gimmicky ditch dug by its premise. Read More...


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