Monday, January 17, 2011

SyFy's New Show - Being Human.

Okay, I'm trying SyFy's new show, Being Human.  Fortunately for me they're showing the premier twice.  Otherwise, I'd have missed the first 20 minutes due to my Tae Kwon Do class.

 - Vampire:  a bit cliche.  Pale skin and a bit too suave.  Does becoming a vampire automatically make everybody so confident.  Unless I missed something, daylight didn't seem to hurt him.  At least they didn't have that drawback and, thankfully, he DIDN'T sparkle.
 - Werewolf:  Likeable but kinda reminds me of Oz from Buffy and Henry from Sanctuary.  They never seem that confident, but come off as likeable bozos.
 - Ghost:  Great intro, she has trouble controling herself.  While it reminds me of Patrick Swayze in Ghost, I like the way they did it.  Not sappy, but she was so happy that someone could see/hear her, she kept poofing out.  She's got a fun attitude.  So far, she seems to be the most likeable character.

Brief scene where the vampire calls the mother of the girl he killed from a pay phone made me ask myself a question.  When was the last time I saw a pay phone?
Werewolf guy trying to avoid his sister was pretty good too.  A little family drama that also gave some clue how long he's been a werewolf.  I like his sister following him to the place where I think he's locked away to wolf out.  Funny line from sister - "You're not nearly as mysterious as you think you are" and then locks herself in the room with him.  Nice cliffhanger for the season opener.

Don't like that the vampire is involved with other vamps.  Another cliche.  Why are there always multiple vamps?  I know it takes a vamp to make a vamp, but the same for werewolves.  Come on.  Yes, vampy's trying to get away from their kind, so to speak, but that's a bit too Angel or Forever Knight.  There are obviously other ghosts and werewolves in this world but those characters don't seem to know any yet.  Good.

Overall, it's not a bad start.  Vampire's a bit cliche, but I think it's got promise anyway.

1 comment:

  1. I saw the first three episodes of the UK version of this show. I liked the premise from that version, so SyFy seems interesting as well in that respect. Now to find if it's on Hulu and if I'll have time to watch it for myself...