Being Human the complete fourth series
Being Human Series 4 unfortunately fails to
deliver anything substantial compared to the previous three series. This
situation is created by the loss of the three pivotal actors and their
characters that include Aiden Turner (John Mitchell), Russell Tovey
(George Sands) and Sinead Keenan (Nina). With the absence of these
actors ,Being Human Series 4 feels forced and contrived especially with
the introduction of a "new" vampire with Damien Molony as Hal. Even with
the new werewolf from the previous season, played by Michael Socha,
something just feels amiss with the total premise.
Even Lenora Crichlow who plays the ghost
Annie Sawyer seems displaced with this new cast and new plotlines.
Fortunately those that loved the angst of the series is still present
and the stories are once again larger than life with the world being
threatened by The Old Ones that finishes the series and unfortunately
sees the departure of the last original character, Annie. Apparently a
series 5 of Being Human is in the works but sometimes it's better to end
a good story as opposed to keeping it on life support. X-Files anyone?
Video and audio quality is once again
exceptional thanks to the BBC and special features are absent. Even though I have been quite negative with
series 4, there are a few standout moments that I don't want to spoil
such as flashbacks to the 1950's and the creation of the "new" Being
Human team in the Honolulu Heights apartments. The future of mankind is
also quite scary with the Vampire-type Nazis.
R.I.P. Being Human!