Wednesday, June 2, 2010

TV Meme: Day 02

"30 Days TV Meme"

Day 02 | A show that you wish more people were watching

I had a few options here. Was going to say the perpetually-in-trouble Chuck or the new, but struggling Community. Instead, I wanted to highlight a show only a handful of people in America have even heard about--Being Human.

It's not the first time I've mentioned Being Human. In fact it ranked #9 on my list of my favorite TV shows of 2009. Whenever I start talking about the show i.e. "it's a show about a werewolf, a vampire, and a a ghost living together as roommates" you can just imagine the looks I get. It dives into the lives of these preternatural beings as they deal with the same crap every 20-something-year-olds go through as well as dealing with the pressure of being an "other." All the drama inherent to this construct is nicely balanced with lots of humor and witty dialogue reminiscent of another fantastic genre show by the name of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

The three lead characters individually are so fully realized and wonderful, but they are also quite magnificent as an ensemble. You buy the times when they are just laughing while eating dinner together just as much as the times when they are screaming at each other at the top of their lungs. My favorite character is the neurotic George who struggles with his supernatural self (werewolf) more so than his two other friends maybe because his goofy personality is so very different from the savage nature of the wolf.

The first two seasons are only 14 episodes in total with the first season available on Netflix and the second season premiering on BBC America July 24th. I've seen the second season and as great as the first season was, the second brings the show and its characters to a whole new level. And while it's a good enough hit across the pond, good enough for them to green light a third season, it would be fantastic if more people took a bite of this under-watched show.

1 comment:

  1. I do love this show, for what few episodes have made it onto the interwebs.


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