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Crumb is back on this week's episode of Being Human , and he's set his sights on Alex. So which is worse, being quietly manipulated by the Devil, or having a romantic fish supper with Crumb?     //feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/hlvxoDi14lo/being-human-takes-us-on-the-worst-vampire-ghost-date-of-1023198532

Being Human (UK) Series 5 Finale Review “The Last Broadcast” — And So It Ends

The aptly titled ‘The Last Broadcast’ saw Being Human finally come to an end after five series and seven main cast members. What started out as a series about a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost sharing a house and fighting the forces of evil (sometimes within themselves) ended the only way it ever could — with a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost defeating the ultimate big bad and becoming human once again. This final episode had some brilliantly poignant moments, such as the trio being forced to choose between lives they have wished for and a fight with the devil himself, and the dawning realisation that they are all truly human. Perhaps the most affecting was the final shot representing characters past that we loved: Mitchell’s fingerless gloves, Annie’s teacup, George’s Star of David pendant, Nina’s pregnancy scan image, baby Eve’s bib. Tacked on at the end there were symbols of what has been lost from the world — and from Hal and Tom’s lives — in a stake and werewolf. Perfect. READ MORE...

Being Human (UK) Series 5 Review “No Care, All Responsibility” — He Has Risen

We’re only one episode away from the end of Being Human, dear reader. ‘No Care, All Responsibility’ had to set up the big showdown, establish Hatch as a legitimate threat, and reveal what exactly Rook has been doing all this time. A tall order for an hour long episode, but it succeeded. The guest character this week was Natasha, a girl who has been under Rook’s care after he saved her from vampires as a child. This was where we learnt just how smart Rook is; by having Tom ‘save’ Natasha, Rook played on Tom’s old-fashioned, McNair-induced need to protect women. In just a couple of days, Natasha was a part of Tom’s life to the extent that he was prepared to have sex with her (a huge deal for Tom). READ MORE...

Being Human (UK) Series 5 Review “The Greater Good” — Honolulu Heights Gets New House Guests

This week on  Being Human  a vampire and a werewolf came to stay at Honolulu Heights. The premise of ‘The Greater Good’ doesn’t sound all that dissimilar from last week, and yet the two episodes couldn’t have been more different. Rook asking Hal to ‘deal’ with Crumb was a nice follow on from the end of last week’s episode. Alex and Tom still don’t know about Hal’s little slip up (if you can call a dead werewolf a ‘slip up’), and so went into the events that followed thinking Hal owned Rook a favour after the initial Cram/Crumb clean up. A little more protest from Alex and Tom about having two vampires  and a werewolf dumped on them would have been nice, but it’s a small complaint. READ MORE...

Being Human (UK) Series 5 Review “Pie and Prejudice” — In Which There Is No Pie

This week’s  Being Human  harked back to series 1  with the arrival of Larry in ‘Pie and Prejudice’. A former weatherman (who was  attacked by a werewolf six months ago), Larry knows little about being a werewolf and even less about being a decent human being. He uses his current gig as an ineffectual motivational speaker to get in with Tom, promising to teach Tom how to be a more successful person, although his sights are really set on the spare bedroom. It all goes wrong, though, and Larry makes a fatal mistake when dealing with an upset Hal… Meanwhile, Hal visits an old friend  of his, Lady Mary. Seemingly a prim and proper 250 year old ghost, Mary is revealed to be something of a crazy wild child. When not experiencing vicarious orgasms psychically through random hook  ups in club loos, she apparently likes to start fights, shoplift and push people over. Charming. Alex manages to get some sort of explanation for her behaviour, though; Mary is under the impression that she is Hal’s last victim, and that it is her presence keeping him on the straight and narrow. When told the truth, she becomes just as scary as Hal. READ MORE...

Being Human (UK) Series 5 Review “Sticks and Rope” — They’re back…

Being Human  may have been through a lot of upheaval, but some things never change. This week saw the return of the men with ‘Sticks and Rope’, as well as the old favourite, the supernatural guest. This time it was Oliver, a fantastic little Victorian ghost, who claimed to have lived in Honolulu Heights and who was sent by Hatch to lure Alex into a trap set by the men with sticks and rope. The plan failed, but it revealed something new: the men with sticks and rope can now enter our plane of existence. Unbeknownst to the gang, this is due to Hatch’s influence. He’s been waiting  for a century for a vampire-werewolf conflict, something that would feed him and allow him to strengthen. He got that this week in the form of Hal and Tom competing to win ‘Employee of the Month’…sort of. READ MORE...

Being Human (UK) Series 5 Review “The Trinity” — The Devil Went Down to Barry…

Being Human  returns this week with ‘The Trinity’. The title refers to two groups linked by one common member. Almost a hundred years ago in Northern France, the vampire ‘Lord’ Hal, the werewolf Lady Catherine and the ghost of a sorcerer called Emil joined forces to trap the Devil himself in human form. In 21st century Barry, Hal, Tom and Alex start to cohere into some sort of functional unit, unaware that the Devil is among them in the body of unlikable pensioner Captain Hatch. Let’s get the most important part out of the way: ‘The Trinity’ truly felt like an episode of  Being Human , despite all the changes. (Since series 1, everything from location to, well, the entire cast has changed.) While the new trio make no attempt to copy the personalities or dynamic of George, Mitchell and Annie, their relationships  with each other and the world around them gave the episode a comfortable, familiar feeling. READ MORE...

Being Human (UK) “The War Child” Review

Well, that just happened. With the conclusion of ‘The War Child’,  Being Human ‘s original  cast is well and truly gone. We lost Mitchell in the series 3 finale, George in the series 4 opener, and now – finally – Annie has walked through her door to the afterlife, never to return. But this isn’t the end of  Being Human  — series 5  was just announced . Before we think about the future , let’s look back at ‘The War Child’. Last week we saw what the futurelooks like in a world where Eve lives. This week we saw Annie and the guys struggling to deal with the thought of killing Eve, whether by their own hand or by inaction. Annie thought it would be better for her to die and save the world (although that was reversed once her motherly instincts kicked in), while Tom and Hal wanted to kill the Old Ones, which would allow Eve to live. Meanwhile, Hal’s attempt to help Alex complete her unfinished business was thwarted by the mysterious Mr Rook and his men, who not only took Alex’s body, but erased all evidence of Tom’s change in the nightclub. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/03/25/being-human-uk-the-war-child-review/  

Being Human (UK) “Making History” Review

It’s the penultimate episode of  Being Human ‘s fourth series! ‘Making History’ saw Annie travel into adult!Eve’s future to learn what became of the human  race — and her friends. Meanwhile Tom decided to help with Cutler’s plan to (supposedly) kill the Old Ones, and Cutler’s history with Hal was revealed. All in all, it was a bloody good episode. It wasn’t without its flaws, of course. It was obvious early on in the series that the blonde woman was Eve and that baby!Eve needed to die in order for the prophecy to be fulfilled, so some of that exposition seemed redundant. I think the only saving graces in that storyline was that Eve had a burnt arm (although the ‘I’m the killer, you’re just the knife’ explanation was a bit weak) and that the future was brutal . Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/03/18/being-human-uk-making-history-review/  

Being Human (UK) “Puppy Love” Review

On this week’s  Being Human , ‘Puppy Love’, Tom and Hal go on dates (together, though, of course, not with each other) and Annie kills an old man . We also take another step towards meeting the Old Ones when a senior vampire turns up to relieve Cutler of his command, complete with an action movie hero-wannabe and a model-esque mute. And then there was that ending… Tom’s date is Allison (that’s A-L-L-I-S-O-N), a university student who leaves home and comes to Wales to search for Tom after seeing him in the video Cutler uploaded to Youtube last week. She’s also a werewolf, though how she became one isn’t addressed, and over the course of the episode she’s taught to kill vampires, gives Cutler an excuse to stake the  boss  from hell, and, uh, teaches Tom debating skills. Alas, despite his planet-sized crush on Allison, Tom sees a  missing  persons appeal by her parents in the newspaper and encourages her to go back home. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/03/11/being-human-uk-puppy-love-review/