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post #31 of 87
I finally started watching the US SyFy version, there are enough significant differences in the script between the UK and US versions to make it interesting. However, I still feel the UK version is better written and the characters more relatable. Toby Whithouse writer and creator of the UK version is also involved in the US version. Toby Whithouse has also written for Doctor Who and Torchwood both BBC UK shows.

Parts of the UK Version I prefer:
John Mitchell (Mitchell) (aka Aiden, US) turned the young boy Bernie, into a vampire himself after reveling to the mother that he was a vampire and could save the boy, enabling the mother to always have her young boy. Mitchell/Aiden does not kill Bernie. He teaches the boy and mother that the boy can survive on animal blood, Mitchell/Aiden sees the mother and boy off at the train station.

George and Nina (aka Josh & Nora, US) conceive a child later in their relationship, after George accidentally scratches Nina and turns her into a werewolf also. They conceive a child during a full moon night of werewolf sex.

I really encourage viewers to watch the UK Version also.
post #32 of 87
Holy crap this show is so freaking good! This was an excellent episode. I new Jacob had a plan the whole time, excellent series!!!!!!!!!
post #33 of 87
This is one of the best shows on Syfy right now and maybe on TV period. The only problem I have is when they verge close to the CW network style which is just so not needed.
post #34 of 87
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Originally Posted by Brian Conrad View Post

This is one of the best shows on Syfy right now and maybe on TV period. The only problem I have is when they verge close to the CW network style which is just so not needed.

I kind of like it, despite the over-acting (or lack of acting) by a couple of the main characters, but "one of the best shows on...tv period" - Really? Not even close in my opinion.
post #35 of 87
Depends on how you look at productions. The writers here put some edge into things. Sure you can find some shows with better acting and higher production values but often with weak writing. Maybe not one of the best but at least better shows on right now. I see too much overly managed junk over on the broadcast networks.
post #36 of 87
Not to debate the undebatable in matters of taste, but...sure there's lots of junk, but there's a lot of good stuff too. You can't seriously put this show in the same league (overall quality..best show) as some of the better shows like Good Wife, Justified, Mad Men, Dexter...the list goes on. Individual tastes aside, I honestly don't think there's any case to be made that this is even in the top 10 - 20, much less best. IMHO

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Originally Posted by Brian Conrad View Post

Depends on how you look at productions. The writers here put some edge into things. Sure you can find some shows with better acting and higher production values but often with weak writing. Maybe not one of the best but at least better shows on right now. I see too much overly managed junk over on the broadcast networks.
post #37 of 87
Wow they are putting a season UK 3 plot in season of the the US. And doing it well it seems.

Dog fights and the baby.

I like and enjoy both versions
post #38 of 87
New season starts January 16! SyFy has started to run promos for it. I'm happy to have it back!
post #39 of 87
Anyone hear that Russell Tovey (George) is leaving the show?
Oopps ..... wrong Being Human
post #40 of 87
I noticed recently the original UK Version of Being Human Seasons 1-3 is available via Netflix streaming. Although the story lines are very similar to the SyFy version it is worth a look. I happen to prefer the UK version as the character development is more in depth. An added bonus, it is not Edited as it was on BBCA.
post #41 of 87
Tv Notes
Syfy Renews 'Being Human' for Third Season
By Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter's 'Live Feed' Blog - Feb. 8, 2012

Syfy wants more werewolves, ghosts and vampires.

Supernatural drama Being Human has been renewed for a third season, the cable network announced Wednesday.

Coming less than three weeks after its sophomore season bow posted a 27 percent gain in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic, the Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath and Sam Huntington series has been picked up for 13 additional episodes.

The Jan. 16 Season 2 premiere also posted gains of 15 percent in total viewers and 35 percent in the adults 25-54 demographic, with the episode delivering 2.4 million total viewers and ranking as the second-most-watched episode of any season for the network and up 3 percent compared with the series premiere.

With the success of Season 2, Being Human has become a premier destination forSyfyviewers, Syfy president of original content Mark Stern said in a statement announcing the news. [Executive producers] Jeremy Carver and Anna Fricke have taken this series to new heights this year and we're excited to see where the third season will go.

Witwer, Rath and Huntington star as a vampire, ghost and werewolf, respectively, who navigate life together in a Boston brownstone as they strive to live normal lives.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...n-three-288197
post #42 of 87
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Originally Posted by dad1153 View Post

Syfy Renews 'Being Human' for Third Season

Great news! Well deserved. Thanks for sharing.
post #43 of 87
Absolutely love this series, so glad it was renewed already.
post #44 of 87
Im getting a little tired of everyone's neuroses in this show. All this internal emotional angst just isn't very riveting - maybe because there's not much at stake. Not a bad show but I find my patience starting to wane.
post #45 of 87
The original BBC version is much better and has some excellent writing, directing and acting. I suppose the fantastical concept keeps some away but I find it one of the better shows on TV. I was a little dismayed with the start of the second season on Syfy as it appeared to be tweaked to a younger demographic than the BBC version. However the episodes have gotten better and Dichen Lachmen ("Dollhouse") was a welcome addition.
post #46 of 87
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The original BBC version is much better...

I would have disagreed with you after the end of the first season. They were both pretty good, and very similar, but the second season on Syfy has been a disappointment compard to the followup seasons from the BBC. To me anyway, it just hasn't turned out as good as the original.
post #47 of 87
They retain some of the same story lines (though even changing character names like "Sally" instead of "Annie") so it will be interesting to see how Aidan and Dichen's character play out similarly (or dissimilarly) to the original. But they are getting thrown some of the meatier longer dialog scenes like the original.
post #48 of 87
Oh No!!! Now Aidan has his own "Scorpy" rattling around inside his head. I hate it when they do that.
post #49 of 87
It's gone all True Bloody. I still like it and watch it, but it's getting to seem kinda familiar. I suspect tampering by the Syfy suits.
post #50 of 87
BTW, BBC America starting showing season 4 Saturday. Caught up with it OnDemand and it repeats on Thursday. Some major changes in season 4.
post #51 of 87
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Originally Posted by Brian Conrad View Post

BTW, BBC America starting showing season 4 Saturday. Caught up with it OnDemand and it repeats on Thursday. Some major changes in season 4.

Thanks for the Brian!
post #52 of 87
Well that was sad! Season's almost over...
post #53 of 87
Funny thing is I get the story lines sometimes mixed up in my mind between the BBC and Syfy version. The Syfy version is following a little of the BBC season two with variation (adaptation for US audiences and "second chance" for producers).
post #54 of 87
remember, the new season starts a week from tomorrow!
post #55 of 87
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Originally Posted by Flambe View Post

remember, the new season starts a week from tomorrow!

Soooo can't wait. Love this show.
post #56 of 87
What a very original beginning to season 2! (Ok season 2 I lost one it seems :P)

SO much happend. Anyone else see it before I open my mouth?
Edited by Wytchone - 1/15/13 at 10:13am
post #57 of 87
Albiet it was the start of season 3.
post #58 of 87
The whole episode I thought the witch (Donna Gilchrist) was Edie Falco, turns out it was Amy Aquino.

Very good episode.
post #59 of 87
I really enjoyed this episode. This show has some very superb writing like the UK version. It never seems to fall to the level of "dumbed down" TV. Let's hope they can keep it up.
post #60 of 87
They sure went in a different direction then I was expecting, everything has changed. Will see if I like the new direction or not.
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