A big thanks to the fans
of Being Human because your viewership has allowed the BBC to craft
another season of this addictively entertaining yet bloody drama horror
TV Series with a twinge of comedy. With season two of Being Human now
available on Blu-ray in Australia, it once again reunites viewers with
Mitchell (Aidan Turner) the Vampire, George (Russell Tovey) the Werewolf
and the lovely ghost, Annie (Lenora Crichlow).
Just the like first season, the second
season has just as much bite as the first and dare I say even better.
The actors seem more comfortable in their roles, especially Tovey as the
geeky Werewolf who still struggles with this supernatural world and his
Like the title, Being
Human is about these characters fitting into a normal world and whether
it's Annie working in a pub or those in know such as Chief Constable
Wilson attempting to use force on Mitchell to execute a paedophile, it
can be quite a challenge for this trio that at times challenges their
lovely Sinead Keenan returns as Nina who now suffers from the Werewolf
affliction like George. As the naive Nina gets embroiled with strange
Kemp, we learn of Kemp's dark secret near the end of the season that
traces back to the early 70's during his time as a vicar. That's another
highlight of Being Human is that all the supporting cast are almost as
equally interesting as the main characters, thanks to the well written
dialogue and of course fantastic actors who play them.
Even though Toby Whithouse, the creator of
Being Human only wrote two of the episodes in this series, the stories
are still as strong and powerful as ever. Series two also gives the
viewer more back history on these characters which is a treat to fans.
There's some great flashback sequences in season two, especially
revolving around our brooding Vampire Mitchell. Even though he may be
undead, this vampire has actually loved like the rest of us and the
flashback to the 60's is a classic moment.
One theme that runs
throughout this season is the CenSSA. These are a religious group that
targets the existence of supernatural creatures and just like the Church
of the Sun in True Blood, they want these "freaks" destroyed. It doesn't
help that Kemp is in alliance with Professor Jaggat, the leader of this
religious cult that almost splits the trio up.
The series ends with another bang and
without spoiling it, Mitchell really lets his bloodlust go as he
attempts to find his friends, George and Annie. There is a type of cliff
hanger of an ending as the two vampires Daisy and Cara attempt to do the
unthinkable and perform a resurrection. As I was a huge Buffy the
Vampire fan, Being Human at times reminds me of this series and more
particularly Angel of how the world of the supernatural exists but for
most humans, they are oblivious to it. However unlike these two series,
Being Human is more focused and less comedic which makes it all more
Bring on Series 3!
Video, Audio & Special Features
The video quality of season two of Being
Human is easily one of the better Blu-ray releases and puts many TV
series to shame. With vibrant colours, deep blacks and sharp images,
everything looks quite impressive on this format. Even the special
effects look better than series one, especially the effects for Annie.
The only downside to this series is the audio that only supports Dolby
Digital 2.0 but this is a standard format for TV. Nonetheless, the
special features add some more content to this release that include 4
featurettes that I'm sure all fans will thoroughly enjoy.
Behind the Make up
Making the Werewolf
Unleashing the Beast
The Caves Featurette
Being Human the Complete Second Season is
brilliantly addictive and one word of advice, stay clear of the American