I have to admit, I haven’t seen as much of the new show as I’d liked to have done. And I’ve only seen one episode of the new season of the original ‘Being Human’; which probably, officially, makes me a bad person. But there’s always so much other shit to do, I forget! Anyway, this is good news to me, because now I know I can catch up with the show later, and never feel the crushing loneliness and grief that comes along, when you realize “there never will be more of this”… Like in, say Carnivale… or The Gates. The Gates had werewolves… sigh. Alas! We love all the best shows! But that’s okay, because at least we get to see the return of Being Human, and in the meantime, there’s plenty more werewolves likely to pop up in Vampire Diaries, and True Blood.
Complex’s ‘Pop Culture‘ section gives us the update that had us bouncing around like virgins at a prison rodeo today. Which is a way of saying, we’re so thrilled we can’t sit still:
The rookie show — an adaptation of a British series of the same name about a werewolf, vampire and ghost — has averaged around 2 million viewers since debuting in January, making it the “most-watched scripted series winter premiere since Battlestar Galactica.” The show also skews more female (it’s the vampires and werewolves), meaning Being Human gives SyFy something that they don’t normally get: women!
Being Human airs Mondays at 9.”
Admittedly, the werewolves of Being Human are so much more fierce; they really encompass the full meaning of ‘the curse’ without making it look like a quick, easy little shapeshift maneuver, unlike the shows previously mentioned. Being Human takes its werewolves seriously. Which is why, if we lost it, I don’t think that VD or TB could immediately make up for the grief factor; their werewolves aren’t as scary, and besides, the shows are about vampires mostly. Thank you SyFy, we love Being Human, to death!