By Arturo R. García
Based on a few glimpses, what stands out most about a North American adaptation of British horror dramedy Being Human is its’ brazenness: the original show is barely about to start its’ third series, and we’re already getting a remake, which starts tonight on Syfy in the U.S. and the Space network in Canada.
(An aside here for fans of the original BH: Season 3 kicks off on BBC3 on Jan. 27, but “The Annie Broadcasts,” a series of monologues where Annie (Lenora Crichlow) explains what she’s been going through since the events of last year, are available online. From this point on, I’ll try to keep the spoilers at a minimum for newcomers.)
For new viewers: this new BH, a Canadian production, looks like it will retain the premise of the original: a vampire, a ghost and a werewolf share a home and attempt to hang on to as much of their humanity as possible while dealing with their respective “conditions.” But let’s take a look at some of the initial similarities – and differences – between Syfy’s version and its’ predecessor.