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78

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

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  • Summary: Life among the living is tough enough, but meet Mitchell, a 120-year-old vampire, George, a highly intelligent werewolf, and Annie an agoraphobic ghost who died under mysterious circumstances, whom all live together with just the slight bit of hope that they can fit into the community and smile at the thought of being human. But they soon discover that being human is not as easy as they hoped. Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    80
    Granted, given much thought, the show's various conceits risk crumbling the way Dracula did when he was exposed to daylight. With a little patience and forgiveness, however, Being Human remains a bloody good time.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    80
    This show is shocking in all the right ways. It's monstrously entertaining.
  3. Personally, I've had about enough of vamps, even the moody Mitchell, but George can be a sweetie and Annie's irresistible, especially when she's making tea that she can't drink for dozens of people who never stop by. If you're already home on a Saturday night, why not spend time with a girl who probably needs to get out even more than you do?
  4. 75
    Being Human's saving grace is that it takes these people's lives and personal complications seriously. Dead, undead or just occasionally furry, these characters aren't so far from human.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter Swanson
    75
    Being Human doesn't quite achieve that show's [Buffy] giddy levels of entertainment, but it's smart enough to know that vampires, werewolves, and ghosts are more interesting when they exist in our familiar, everyday world.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Aug 10, 2010
    7
    This is a fun new television series from the BBC network. It is smart, but the characters interesting yet vulnerable. This show doesn't take itself too seriously but provides good entertainment with the creatures that we love most: a Vampire, a Werewolf, and a Ghost. Season 1 is good, but the end of Season 1 and transition to Season 2 shows real promise, as the show gets better over time and as the characters develop. Collapse
  2. May 18, 2012
    1
    Un-watchable I would rather get a root canal than listen too these unlikable people whine at each other about things I can not bring myself to care about. The un-aired pilot was so good it made me wade through the mess that was season 1. IBut nothing is good enough to get me to slog through season 2 there just is not any reward. Expand

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