Being Human Review: Ep. 4

“Some labels are forced on us. They mark us, setting us apart like ghosts drifting through other people’s lives.

But only if we let the labels hold.”

Being Human

Being Human continues.

It becomes dark.

Mitchell makes friends with a twelve-year-old, which is never going to go well, especially not when a certain DVD ends up in the wrong hands. Rotten tomatoes are thrown. Graffiti is sprayed. It’s all Ironic, because Mitchell is, after all, a monster, even if not the kind the neighbours think he is.

They’re all monsters.

This is the point, of course: what do you do when the world goes dark, when all the doors shut in your face, when you pass like a ghost through other people’s lives? Do you become monstrous, because the world around you is? Or do you try and understand? Try, even, to help?

The parts with George and Nina were quite lovely. It’s nice to see a couple on television who can actually talk like normal human beings instead of going round and round in circles because of a misunderstanding that could have been cleared up in five seconds.

It’s not terribly nuanced, Being Human, but it’s still a good watch: soapy but with some teeth, New Adult fluff fantasy¬†with a dark grain of truth buried at its heart like coffee. I enjoyed it.

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