Being Human the North American Second Season
Although not exactly a household name,
Being Human the North American series is based on the excellent UK
series of the same name. Although the US series has slightly divulged
from the original series, it reminds me of an adult version of Buffy the
Vampire Slayer. The North American series also feels more polished and
slick than the BBC series but both have their pros and cons.
However, the American twist actually works
quite well the premise of these three estranged individuals from
society. Being Human once again reunites viewers to Aidan (Sam Witwer),
Sally (Meaghan Rath) and Josh (Sam Huntington), three supernatural
entities attempting to live a normal life in the 21st century.
Yet being a vampire (Aidan), ghost (Sally)
and a werewolf (Josh) isn't really that normal as we follow these three
interesting individuals with intricate stories and relationships with a
healthy dose of horror, drama and romance thrown into the fold. Season 2
continues from the events of the previous season with the death of
Aidan's mentor, Josh and Nora's miscarriage and Sally who passed on her
opportunity in going to the afterlife.
The theme of season 2 is once again
"humanity" as these three characters attempt to hold onto their origins,
even though they are plagued by their supernatural afflictions.
My favourite characters in season 2 were
Josh and his partner Nora who are both attempting to deal with their
werewolf affliction. I also enjoyed the catalyst for Aidan, Suren, a
beautiful Vampire Princess who attempts to seduce him back to his dark
side. All in all, season 2 flowed quite well and the series once again
ends with a bang... literally that will leave fans craving for more.
Season two of Being Human the North
American Series boasts some good video and audio quality, although
slightly lacking from the BBC version. Unfortunately there are no
special features in this release but nonetheless if the Americans keep
up the production values and hopefully don't go down the same route as
Season 4 of the British version, then here's hoping for a very long life
of Being Human the North American Series.
Check it out if you enjoyed the previous
season or you're a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and True Blood.