Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Being Human (US) Does it compare to the UK version?
I'm not compelled to watch episode two. I know it's only one episode, but I'm just not feeling the love for this version that I do for the original. I ADORE the UK show. (Yes, even obnoxiously giddy Annie.) I think the character that bugs me the most in this new one is Aidan. I feel as though the actor is trying to mimic the brooding, dark charisma that Aidan Turner naturally exudes in the role. The UK vampire oozes danger and charm. The US vampire just looks likes he's trying too hard.
The werewolf Josh works fine for me, and I do appreciate that his shifting screams are not so girlie as the UK werewolf. I think he can handle the role with ease and embue it with the dark, awkward humor it requires. Sally the ghost is sort of meh for me. I like her a little; I guess I'd have to give her a few more episodes to make a final determination. Pellegrino as Bishop doesn't work for me, but then I didn't like him in Lost or Supernatural, so that's probably a personal thing.
My reaction to this episode? A big meh. No need to watch anymore. Unless someone can convince me that the few episodes get better? I'd love to hear your thoughts, comparing the two series. I'd also like to hear from those who have only seen the US version. Perhaps without the original to sway your thoughts, you might give this one much higher marks than I did.