You know that I’m a fan of the BBC’s original series “Being Human”… even more so than SyFy’s watered down version.
Needless to say, I believe that the viewer should come to their own conclusions given all of the episodes.
If you’re interested in seeing what all of the buzz is about, the BBC’s “Being Human” will be showing their fourth episode this Saturday at 9 p.m. on BBC America.
You’ll have a chance to check in because there’s only been a showing of three episodes so far, and if you catch up with those episodes OnDemand or through the BBC’s smart programming (which always precedes the new episode with one or two of the previous ones), I know you’ll be hooked.
The U.K. has been hitting the ball out of the park for the past couple of years, specifically in regards to casting opportunities for Blacks in film and television. Maybe it’s the fact that they embraced the abolitionist movement and eradicated slavery in the British Empire more than 30 years before the United States (with the notable exceptions “of the Territories in the Possession of the East India Company,” the “Island of Ceylon,” and “the Island of Saint Helena“). Then again, I could be wrong…
“Being Human” is in its third season and, so far, this season doesn’t disappoint.
Episode 4 turns up the heat on the monster lair and finds the werewolf couple Nina and George in the very real possibility of having puppies, while the sexy vampire Mitchell and the permanently nice and ethereal ghost Annie (played by Lenora Crichlow) see how far their mutual crush can go.
Be sure to catch the re-airing of Episode 3 before the premiere of Episode 4. In Episode 3 an indignant drunk zombie named Sasha (“Like the Beyonce album…”) chases Annie all the way home and the monsters have to make a decision of letting in her decomposing body or leaving her on the lawn until she (ahem) cools off.
The zombie episode is pure “Being Human” with its cheeky references to pop culture, soccer wives and the club scene. (Yes, Sasha tries in vain to keep up her looks and doesn’t disappoint when she drops it like it’s hot on the dance floor way into her decomposition…)
Catch the BBC’s “Being Human” on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at 9 p.m., and be sure to check in early to see a re-airing of last week’s “Sasha” episode.