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being human season 4
1. eve is the ghost and she is trying to kill herself
2. hal is exceptionally evil, his flat mates don't know the half of it
I watched the season premiere on BBC-America last night, trying very hard to go into the show with an open mind. I'd read about the cast upheaval and wondered why they decided to go forward at all....but having seen them write themselves out of some real whoppers over the past three seasons, I wanted to believe they could re-focus the show and retain at least part of the original charm and "edge" that I'd come to enjoy. I was disappointed.
As much as I like Annie, I still feel she is probably the one character of the original three that the show could have lost and "replaced" easiest, and yet she ends up being the last one standing. The show gives off a much more claustrophobic feeling of "impending doom" due to the nature of the "big bads" getting bigger and badder than ever, and the whole idea that the Old Ones are planning nothing less than total world domination. Gee, how can you have any happy moments in the show (something we got occasionally in the early seasons) when every moment has THAT hanging over it?
So I'm afraid I'll have to pass. I can pretend this was the final episode of the series, since we got closure for three of the four main characters, and the fourth can live on (no pun intended) as I remember her. I'll probably read plot synopses when I run across them, but I don't think I will go out of my way to catch the show as I used to.
Daniel i think you may be making a mistake. It is the new vampire Hal who is only introduced in the second episode who is really interesting. I don't want to say too much but I think you should watch his prequel, it is only a couple of minutes before you make up your mind. I think him and Tom are just fantastic;and i love the new series. I think you will see what I meant about Hal, every week it becomes more clear how dangerous he actually is, far more dangerous than mitchell was if he should lose control
I'm happy you are enjoying the show, of course. I guess the idea that the new vampire on the block is "more dangerous than Mitchell" doesn't help me much because they already have enough trouble to deal with, and what was sorely lacking (in my opinion) was the whole idea that these were three "good" characters who unfortunately had become what most consider monsters, and how they fought against the monstrous sides of themselves to have average, normal lives like average people. Their greatest aspirations were to lead everyday, humdrum lives--in other words trying to "be human". By season three they had given up on trying to have everyday existences--George and Mitchell had quit the hospital, and instead of sharing a rotten little flat they had gone on the run and taken up in an old hotel (?) and were on the run from various baddies. Now they go further in abandoning the original premise by having one of the leads more overtly dangerous rather than bringing in someone with a stronger moral code ("good") to help back up the idea that the triumvirate of lead characters is the "good guys" of the piece. Everybody is now "gray" (oh, I hate that term), even Annie to an extent.
I know shows have to evolve and change over time, but maybe I just wanted things to stay the same. That was of course impossible, what with one actor leaving for a film career, and two others leaving just to do other projects. This isn't American TV, where actors get locked into multi-year contracts that would not allow them to just decide to leave like these three did. But this was still a much better product than the American version of BH, so this is not a knock on British TV at all. I just feel like the show has become too dark and depressing, a feeling that had actually started last season but is even more pronounced now that two very charismatic leads have left.
Being Human is suprisingly funny so far, especially Tom the new warewolf. Then there is the Annie, Hal thing defintely real chemistry here much more so than there was with Mitchell. Hal is definately not good, but he is trying so hard to be, he realises his mistakes and knows his potential to do bad things; i'm so wrapped up in his struggle and what him to stay on the straight and narrow but the signs are ominous. plus, he is the most georgous vampire i have ever seen, which for that reason alone i love this show.