Being Human

Being Human

A werewolf, a ghost and a vampire walk into a bar…well, make that an apartment. What sounds like a bar joke has actually been a successful television series in Britain for some time, and now makes its way to the American screen. Aidan is a vampire who works in a hospital–the first vampire I’ve seen smart enough to do that. Josh is a werewolf who has trouble getting a date. Sally is a ghost who has not yet found that magic door to “the light”. The three of them room together and try to fit into human society. Syfy renewed the show for another season after the fourth episode.

These reviews contain spoilers.


There Goes the Neighborhood, Part 1 – Three young people in Boston share a house: one is a vampire, one is a werewolf, and one is a ghost. Airdate 17 January 2011.

There Goes the Neighborhood, Part 2 – Trying to act “normal” when one is anything but gets even more complicated when your victims return to nag you. Airdate 24 January 2011.

Some Thing to Watch Over Me – Block parties, dead girlfriends coming back to life, and visiting ghosts enliven a day in the lives of the three supernaturals in the Boston brownstone. Airdate 31 January 2011.

Wouldn’t It Be Nice (If We Were Human) – Josh meets another werewolf who is willing to show him the ropes — but Josh is not sure he likes the lessons. Airdate 7 February 2011.

The End of the World As We Knew It – Aidan opposes Bishop’s plan to Turn prominent citizens to legitimize vampire culture; Josh and Ray come to a parting of the ways. Airdate 14 February 2011.

It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Wrong – Sally is still working through issues about her death, her best friend, and Danny. Marcus tries to manipulate Aidan through Rebecca, and Josh’s sister Emily comes to stay with him. Airdate 21 February 2011.

I See Your True Colors and That’s Why I Hate You – Josh’s family reunion does not go exactly as he hoped; Sally tries to save her best friend from the same fate she shared. Airdate 28 February 2011.

Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things – Josh takes another shot at asking Nora out, but the timing is bad: the full moon is rising. Aidan discovers a friend in a young neighbor, Bernie. Airdate 7 March 2011.

I Want You Back (From the Dead) – Aidan is devastated and guilt-ridden by the death of a friend, and Rebecca’s attempt to “do him a favor”. Josh gets neurotic with Nora and Sally gets freaky with a friendly ghost. Airdate 14 March 2011.

Dog Eat Dog – Josh is kidnapped and made to fight another werewolf to the death for the entertainment of the vampire elders; Aidan makes a devil’s bargain with Bishop. Airdate 21 March 2011

Going Dutch – The vampire elders threaten Bishop’s plans, and Danny calls in an exorcist to get rid of Sally. Airdate 28 March 2011

You’re the One That I Haunt – Sally finally gets justice from Danny, and Aidan clashes with Bishop over a woman from his past. Airdate 1 April 2011

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Me Killing You – Season One ends as Sally decides what to do about her door, Aidan clings to life after an attack, and Josh and Nora face their future. Airdate 9 April 2011.