One specific sequence sums up just how effectively writer Toby Whithouse has merged horror and comedy together. This took place in a toilet at the language school George was teaching at, where he stepped in to grammatically correct a spot of fellatio-related graffiti on the mirror. When his boss walked in and reeled off some of his hilariously patronising 'teacher speak', George's werewolf instincts took over and a vicious attack was unleashed upon the poor man, leaving him in a bloody mess.
Another bog-based encounter earlier in the season provided much mirth, involving Mitchell's first meeting with Lucy. The witty, engaging dialogue effortlessly introduced a recurring character into the fold and allowed us to emotionally invest in their relationship. This made the latter revelation about Lucy's true nature, and her eventual demise, even more shocking. Still, nothing quite topped the appearance of Terry Wogan adopting a manipulative guise to offer Saul some relationship advice via his television. Very Ashes To Ashes and undoubtedly genius!
The binding story arc across the episodes involved the machinations of the dastardly Kemp and his quest to rid the world of supernatural beings. Played with commanding austerity by Donald Sumpter, the character evolved from being a mere 'boo and hiss' style villain into a figure with genuine (if hugely misguided) religious conviction. After all, in other shows the vampire slayers are the heroes of the piece.
All credit to the team behind Being Human for not merely trying to rehash the same elements that made the first season such a success. The countdown is already underway for the third year, which cannot come soon enough. Just how are the gang going to prise Annie back from the afterlife waiting room area?
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