With the craziness of Comic Con, I totally forgot to let you guys know about my new British addiction.
It's called BEING HUMAN and it airs on Saturdays at 9pm on BBC America (episode one premiered July 25).
Being Human tells the story of three twenty-somethings roommates, a werewolf, a vampire, and a ghost. Here is why the show is so great: it takes all three supernatural creatures that people like to read about or watch the most, and puts them all together.
George (Russell Tovey) and Mitchell (Aidan Turner) both work in a hospital as porters, while each dealing with the problems that come with being respectively a werewolf and a vampire.
Even though George's transformation only happens during the full moon, it does impact his ability to have a meaningful relationship. As for Mitchell, he has to deal with the duality of craving blood and wanting to leave the vampire side of him behind.
Annie (Lenora Crichlow) is the ghost haunting George and Mitchell's apartment, who also becomes their third roommate by default. Annie died not too long after her and her fiance moved into the apartment she now is stuck in, and she longs for him, who is now the boys' landlord.
The three of them start to build a bond and support each other with each of their secrets.
In episode two, George meets another werewolf, Tully, who shows him a different way to deal with being a werewolf.
This is an interesting episode and explores a little more of George's feelings about being a werewolf. It's not the best one, but it's definitely a good one.
While I really enjoy Being Human, it is not as dark as I expected it to be when I first heard what it was about. That said, after watching three episodes, I am definitely hooked and it is definitely one of my favorite shows of the summer. The cast is really great together, and I particularly love Russell Tovey who plays George, I could watch him all day, he's hilarious.
If you enjoy supernatural shows about werewolves, vampires and/or ghosts, then you're definitely going to want to check out Being Human on Saturdays at 9pm on BBC America. The first season only has 6 episodes, so it's definitely perfect for the summer. And if you really get into it, the good news is they are working on a second season, which is schedule to air in January 2010 in the UK.