Being Human is the story of three friends sharing an apartment-one vampire, one werewolve, and one ghost. The show started out on the BBC, which makes sense since having a flatmate is the normal state of affairs in cities like London and Bristol. I had my doubts about the basic premise working in America, where everyone has their own place. But it looks like it will be fine.
One of The Wife’s complaints is a simple one-NBC Universal is run by idiots. Or as my hero Rickey Gervais would say, NBC Universal is run by fucking idiots. They have a new science fiction show, The Cape, on NBC and airing at the SAME TIME, they have a new speculative fiction show on Syfy, Being Human. It’s bad enough that there are so few sci-fi shows worth watching anyway, it makes no sense to put OWNED BY THE COMPANY on at the SAME TIME! Yeah, I know everyone has TiVo and the internet, but it is still a bit annoying.
Syfy’s Being Human has kept the spirit of the original while tweaking it just enough to give it an America feeling. They changed a few of the names, but mostly kept the characters and the story intact. As with any remake, it’s hard not to think of the original. Of course, British Tv Shows only have about 12 episodes a season, so this Being Human should ver off into new territory if it is given a chance. Curiously, Syfy is airing the BBC show Merlin without remaking.
Syfy’s Being Human looks good and I hope they can keep any new stories on the same high level as the orginal.