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Being Human Review: A Walk on the Dark Side

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They weren't joking around when they decided to name this Being Human installment "(I Loathe You) For Sentimental Reasons." There wasn't a lot to love and the story was rather dark.

How fun is it for Sally to have friends?
Sally is like a completely different character this season and it is such a welcome change. She's out and about all the time, rarely feels sorry for herself and is even into helping the living find romantic partners.

Zoe had a ghost group and asked Sally to attend. Nick (the guy who drowned every day when they dated) was a part of the group. I always hoped he would show up again, with a better frame of mind. Just a little surprise this time. Nick was dating Zoe! I don't know if a human can feel a ghost, if they can see them, but apparently she was not interested in giving him up.

The Being Human Trio

Sally's disappointment lead her to inhabit someone's body to feel. We knew it was coming, and after discovering her closest chance at a romance was dating a living girl, I couldn't blame her. But how will it affect her in the long run? The ghosts in her support session needed that group like alcoholics need AA. Sally could be in big trouble.

Suren
I know this is a lame thing to fret about, but did women in 1930 have written tattoos on their backs? Would it be so difficult to cover it up for the 1930 scenes? Something else that hit me while they showed the "previously on" scenes was Mother saying the best vampire for the job of running Boston was her daughter. How in the heck could she possibly know that? The world has completely changed in 80 years. I dare say it's barely recognizable. Yet she just woke up and nothing shocked her. Really?

The scenes between she and Aidan were so incredibly boring I could barely stand to watch. There is nothing about her that I find in the least bit alluring. The material Dichen Lachman is given does not highlight her talents, and I feel like I'm watching her on a mission as Sierra from Dollhouse. That is not a good thing.

Aidan still has no blood supply?
Aidan seemed to have sucked Tracy dry, and she offerd up a friend, Darla, to get him by. When he discovered Darla was about 10 years old, he practically threw up what little nourishment he had in his system. I'm ready for everyone to yell at me, so have at it. Are Being Human vamps unable to drink animal blood? That seems to be THE thing to do on other shows where vampires wean themselves from human blood, because it's usually not just live blood they give up. Because he hasn't taken to sucking on squirrels, that must not be an option. Bummer.

Aidan gave up the fight and decided to turn a mob dude, not because of what the fellow could do for them, but because of his incredible desire for blood. Something mixed up with the past and and just enough of the present that, instead of turning him, he and Suren ate him alive. That's two out of three of our family doing anything but being human.

Can Josh and Nora have werebabies?
When Josh helped a sister release her brother from the psych ward, he learned they were born that way. They were actually pretty cool kids. They had some disabilities, like the need for wolfsbane to not constantly be on the edge, but Josh's brain was definitely on fire with what this meant for he and Nora. 

It seems like they will be on the show for more than one episode. They showed interest in helping Josh find a cure. The catch was that they wanted to be the wolf completely and rid themselves of their human form. That came as a complete surprise to Josh. I can't say I saw that coming and I liked the twist.

It probably put the kibosh into Josh's dreams of having a werebaby with Nora, though. Speaking of Nora, she didn't grace our screen even once, and I missed her. After the incredible performance she gave last week, I was ready for more.

This was a pretty serious episode, and I admit I prefer the ones littered with wit and comedy. I had one thumb down on the Suren storyline going into this week and after watching, it's two solid thumbs down. Do you like her addition to the show and where she is leading Aidan? What about the twins? Eating flesh as humans was a bit disconcerting, but par for the course on Being Human.

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I'm glad they've been showing Aiden deal with how to get his blood fix. I've been watching the BBC series and by the second season it seems they simply forgot that Mitchell needs a non-human supply. And, I agree - vampire flashbacks and vampire politics bite. Frankly, vampires pretty boring unless they are actually feeding or in withdrawal.

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I wonder if it was an inside joke to bring in Kyle Schmid as Aidan's "progeny," Henry. After all, he played vampire Henry Fitzroy in the Lifetime series BLOOD TIES.

Pedrov

I just started to watch it. Can't stop although I don't like the actress who's playing Suren. I like when the trio are together. They're hilarious! Please, kill Suren... What a waste of screen time!!! lol

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I miss Bishop so much. Suren and mother are a bore. I also missed Nora.

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I kind of wonder that question as well...on not sure if Mitchell in the UK counterpart actually try animal blood (do remember he could eat human food though with no problem...he ate one whole box of pizza in the pilot in the first scene and ate lots of cereal).

Blu

I always love how josh and sally operate on "what would aidan do " and poor aidan is barely keeping it together. I wondered the same about animal blood. I don't know what to think of Suren the siren. I liked the switch with the twins wanting to be full on wolf. It was a nice twist,another perspective. I felt so bad for Sally,especially when nick told her how was able to stop fir Zoe. Poor josh,both sally and aidan have hone off the deep end.

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I do not like Suren. Her scenes are boring and she's a terrible actress.

Ronald-simkins

Loved the twins and a welcome change of perspective that Josh should really take into account. I still hope that Stevie shows up to throw a monkey wrench into Sally's angst.

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I'm really happy that they chose an asian to play the role (not that it matters, just happy about it). But though she has the opportunity to go for it as this character she's totally flat. She doesn't channel the tools an actor can use to make the performance noteworthy like expressions and vocal cues and it makes me sad that I'd rather replace her in the middle of their story instead of watching it through with her in it.

Being Human Season 2 Episode 4 Quotes

Uh...I have very sensitive retinas, so....

Josh

Were you playing hard to get or were you auditioning for The Miracle Worker?

Sally
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