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Feb. 21st, 2009

Episode 5 of Being Human is up on the BBC blog ahead of tomorrow's transmission.

It may well be the best hour of television I've watched this year, with one enormous caveat. If you're not watching this show, bloody hell, you should be. It's funny and ingenious and occasionally heart-breaking.

I'm afraid I can't really summon up enthusiasm for anything else. I've had a crap day and some bad news and, God, can I go back to work already? Next week can't come soon enough.

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infinitemonkeys
Feb. 21st, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)
I think you'll get more from it if you watch them in order. You could probably skip ep.3, though you'll miss the reveal about Annie that's very important (and a really sweet episode) but for Mitchell's story to make proper sense you need to see last week.
parthenia14
Feb. 21st, 2009 11:27 pm (UTC)
I have just finished watching Ep 4 (6 days late owing to Scottish shenanigans) and I have to say I am completely fucking terrified of next week's episode.

Eeek. I'm aorry about your bad news. Have some anti Dementor chocolate.
infinitemonkeys
Feb. 21st, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)
Bless you. *g*

It was amazing, I thought. I said "holy shit" twice, cheered once, and *head-desked* once. This is my unspoily review.
parthenia14
Feb. 21st, 2009 11:41 pm (UTC)
I didn't particularly care for recast!Mitchell but as time goes on, I'm riveted by his storyline.
infinitemonkeys
Feb. 21st, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know what you mean. The original Mitchell was so unusual, so louche and unpredictable, that the new Mitchell had a hard time competing. If he had been the first Mitchell I'd seen I'd have had no problem. I love him now, though, and I always preferred the recast Annie
omphalos
Feb. 21st, 2009 11:58 pm (UTC)
So, so good. A week is too long... and not long enough.

Sorry that you had such a bad day. :(
infinitemonkeys
Feb. 22nd, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)
You're right -- and I need to make some icons for it. I am away next weekend, so I'm going to be watching it boggle-eyed at midnight on Sunday, I imagine.

(Cheers)
cofax7
Feb. 22nd, 2009 12:01 am (UTC)
Okay, on the strength of this I'm aheming the first 3 episodes. I don't even remember what this show is about, though!

Also, I'm sorry you had bad news and a bad day. I hope tomorrow is better!
infinitemonkeys
Feb. 22nd, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
A vampire and a werewolf share a house that they discover is haunted by a woman who died there. If you don't love it by episode three, I will eat my laptop. Okay, well, maybe not, but there's so much to love about it. It took me a little while to get into it, but once I did, I was hooked. There hasn't been a duff episode yet, there's an arc, and the characters develop. What happened at the end of episode 5 had me completely O-O.


(SEE! IT REDUCES ME TO EMOTICONS!)
lilydale
Feb. 22nd, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
You are welcome to lots of my work.

I don't know anything about that show, but you have intrigued me. Please keep talking about it, and by season 3 or so I will probably remember to find an episode and watch it. ;-)
infinitemonkeys
Feb. 22nd, 2009 12:21 pm (UTC)
It's only six measly episodes and it's nearly over. It's not an investment of time, honest!
minnow1212
Feb. 22nd, 2009 07:19 am (UTC)
>It may well be the best hour of television I've watched this year, with one enormous caveat.<

So wait, I feel like I'm probably forgetting something obvious, but what was the best?

I hope tomorrow is less bad for you.
infinitemonkeys
Feb. 22nd, 2009 12:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, I put that really badly. It's the best hour of telly I've watched this year aside from one piece of convenient plot stupidity in that episode, not that there was another hour of TV that was better.
se_parsons
Feb. 22nd, 2009 08:21 am (UTC)
Ack. I hope things get better soon. I hope you are ok.

I want to see this show, also.
infinitemonkeys
Feb. 22nd, 2009 12:08 pm (UTC)
And you shall! :::waves magic wand:::
ravurian
Feb. 22nd, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
Blimey O'Reilly, that was a good hour of TV. I love this show - increasingly so - and while I wasn't at all keen on the recasts, I think I can finally hold up my hands and say that I don't mind in the slightest, because these guys have gradually won me over and I'm totally with them. Herrick, though, is a rubbish character. Why don't they ever give us genuinely bright villains?

ION, I thought that the final episode of Moses Jones was a bit weak, in comparison to the previous two. I think that they had more than enough material for at least a six-episode mini-series, and my impression was that they gave us two episodes of set up and one of 'and then it was all over', which was a bit disappointing given the level of loving detail and background in the opening. Funny, though, that Moses Jones was the least interesting character in the whole thing. Still, I wish they'd given it the chance it so richly deserved, because it was beautiful and vivid and horrifying, and because it gave me access to a London I've seen from the corner of my eye, in passing.

Is the bad news anything that we can help with? Keep your powder dry, lady.
infinitemonkeys
Feb. 22nd, 2009 09:43 pm (UTC)
I understand the resistance to Mitchell because the first one was so good, but Aiden whatsisface is charming and does darkness really well.

I wondered whether maybe they wanted Herrick to be jokey and slightly rubbish and then when you get to the horror of the feeding rooms, he's revealed as someone truly sinister and yet a bit of a bureaucrat with his whole New Labour, new world order vampirism. That's my story and I am sticking to it.

As for the third episode of Moses Jones, I quite liked it save for the infodump at the end. I did wonder whether they'd pulled a Devil's Whore and compressed the story a bit, which meant the final revelations were faster than they would've liked. The infodump at the end was very unsubtle. Then there's the fact that once you know what Mutakula is, he's just less scary than someone who has this weird far-reaching power in the community just from the whisper of his name.
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