Although boasting some nifty special effects and action sequences, the real strength of Being Human lies in its compelling dialogue and interaction between the leads. The brutally raw emotional exchange between George and Nina in their bedroom, where the latter revealed her new condition, was utterly mesmerising and also showcased the calibre of leads Russell Tovey and Sinead Keenan. Another intimate scene, set in a supposedly unisex hospital toilet between Mitchell and goldfish-craving Lucy, contrastingly delivered plenty of bittersweet humour.
Swinging vampire couple Ivan and Daisy fitted seamlessly into events and provided an intriguing foil to our heroes, while veteran actor Donald Sumpter excelled as the creepy Kemp. His murderous experiment on the unsuspecting werewolf was truly chilling and showed about as much gore as possible on mainstream British television.
Elsewhere, Annie's stint in a pub was a good laugh. As Mitchell so hilariously put it, "The disembodied spirit of a dead woman is getting a job in the service industry - what could possibly go wrong?" Nonetheless, let's hope that she doesn't lose her ghostly characteristics much more in future episodes. She was much more fun when everyone except her flatmates couldn't see her.
Much tastier than the poor stag that George munched on, Being Human is sure to be a major treat to devour over the coming weeks - especially if it builds with every episode like last season.
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