ED 3/10/09: Here, I think we need this here. No more one post threads or threads like "gee, we don't have a thread for Riptide?" Also merging a few older threads below. So just general TV chat and shows that aren't worth going on and on about. Or whatever.
I was unimpressed with advanced talk about this show, ignored it, and then read (after the season ended) that it was quietly brilliant...so I decided to give it a go.
A vampire turned during the Great War and a recently made werewolf move into an apartment haunted by the previous owner, a girl who died in an accident. She's a chirpy, friendly ghost, they're a couple of British metrosexuals, and it's got this bizarre Friends
vibe going on. Except they're all struggling with these supernatural demons. The werewolf has to lock himself up during a full moon, the vampire is the classic reluctant vampire type who works as a nurse and is trying to not kill people, and ghost girl can only be seen by certain people and can only do certain things. They're all infinitely lonely, and the vamp has to deal with the whole vampire hierarchy thing...which doesn't seem to mind that he's a goodnik, but does mind that he's interfering with their "recruitment."
It's strangely refreshing to see a slightly different take on the "young, special, do-gooder" vampire character and his sire (and leader of the clan). Still the same menacing ancient overlord, but it's somehow fresh. The sire vampire (who is a cop) does magic tricks for children, is polite, and is more like a somewhat easy going mafia capo than anything else.
Anyway...it's 100% fluff. But it doesn't suck, and it's British so it's cool.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Being_Human_(TV_series