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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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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.