Monday, 21 March 2011

Becoming Human

So, I just watched Becoming Human, the spin-off from the BBC's excellent Being Human. Which takes a minor character (vampire) and adds a werewolf and ghost. New characters, but the same basic concept as Being Human. I thought I'd watch it because I love Being Human and I didn't think it would be up to much - I thought it would be a bit samey and quite hard for them to differentiate it.

They set it in a school. The vampire has the body of a 16 year old and feels he needs some more education. So he goes back to class and meets a werewolf who's being stalked by the ghost of a murdered classmate. And that was enough to make it work. I really enjoyed it.

Anybody else see it?


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Jay Noel said...

The US version of Being Human is actually pretty good. I wish I got BBC America so I could compare the two.

Victoria Snelling said...

I just found out that there was a US version. I'd be interested to see it but I don't know if it will be shown on cable here. There's a lot to learn about writing from comparing two interpretations of the same story.

Thanks for commenting!