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Being Human 

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Three twenty-somethings share a house and try to live a normal life despite being a ghost, a werewolf, and a vampire.
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Series cast summary:
Sam Witwer ...  Aidan Waite 52 episodes, 2011-2014
Meaghan Rath ...  Sally Malik 52 episodes, 2011-2014
Sam Huntington ...  Josh Levison 52 episodes, 2011-2014
Kristen Hager ...  Nora Sergeant / ... 39 episodes, 2011-2014
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Aiden (a vampire) and Josh (a werewolf), move into a new house together to try and live normal lives. They didn't however know that they would end up with a third supernatural roommate as well. That's when they meet Sally the ghost. The three supernatural creatures go through various adventures together constantly protecting one another like family.

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Being human is harder than it looks.

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Canada | USA

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English

Release Date:

17 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Although set in Boston, the show is filmed in Montreal, Quebec. See more »

Goofs

The interior of the house doesn't match the exterior, an example being an outside door where the house shares a common wall with the house next door. Also, the living room is approximately fifteen feet wider than the available space. See more »

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Has its strengths, but not as good as the original
26 February 2011 | by fil-kolevSee all my reviews

I keep most of my original review below written after several episodes, but now that I've seen more I would like to add some things.

"As many other reviews this too is more or less a comparison between this show and the British original. For someone who has seen both it is very hard not to do this, as the plot seems to be quite the same.

There are some things I really like and these are also among the things that hooked me to the BBC show. The dark atmosphere, good directing and nice music are found here as well.

However, the acting is pretty bad I think and even one look at the actors before watching the first episode was enough to disappoint me (unfortunately as the show progressed things did not improve). The actors are simply not right for these characters. BBC are spot on with the dark handsome vampire and the most normal looking loser werewolf. SyFy seem to have chosen the actors based on what teenage girls would like to see, much like the Twilight saga. Not a good combination - this show is meant to show what used to be normal people, trying desperately to be normal again. It is not a cheap love story full of teenage torments."

The show is definitely a slow starter, especially for those who have seen the BBC series. But it gets better. I'm glad I gave it a chance as it wasn't that bad at first. Now I'm enjoying it quite a lot. Some episodes are really good. The plot is now different from the British version (although some developments will probably be the same).

Having said this, it is still not as good as the BBC show mainly because of the two main actors. But by all means, it is not a pathetic rip off as some reviews describe it. What I love about Being Human (both versions) is the constant battle for normalcy which usually we see in modest amounts elsewhere. Here it is very pronounced, and if you can look through some of the weaknesses, it can grow on you.

I've seen many shows about vampires and other supernatural creatures and most of them suck (no pun intended). They are just out of balance or pointless (or the main theme is something I'm completely uninterested in). True Blood and Being Human, while very different in their mix, are the best out there. Give this show a chance, by the end of the season you'll most likely not regret it.


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