Old News

20.04.2011

So, Aidan Turner won’t be returning to Being Human Series 4. Old news. I have no idea how I’m supposed to watch Being Human without Mitchell. He was the heart and soul of the show. *sigh*

“We always knew that we didn’t own Aidan Turner, we had just borrowed him from films,” he told us. “We always knew at some point he was going to go off and become a multi-million pound movie star. Consequently we weren’t in the least surprised when he got cast in The Hobbit. We were just delighted and felt we were incredibly lucky to have had him as long as we had”. (Toby Whithouse in SFX)

Me No Likey

19.02.2011

I’m not afraid to admit that I don’t like Lord of the Rings -trilogy. Actually I pretty much detest them. I can’t believe I wasted perfectly good money to see them in cinema, not to mention the hours of my life I’m never getting back. Why such antipathy? Well, rarely have I seen such pompous melodramatics and overacting on screen. Between all the overflowing Feelings, Meaningful Lines, forced comic reliefs and the cheesy, infantile plot it’s amazing I got out of the theatre without losing my lunch. So there you have it.  And then, about a week ago the cast of The Hobbit is revealed. My beloved Aidan Turner is going to play some character called Kili. Somehow I didn’t appreciate the news. I guess it’s a great opportunity for Aidan but… if he’ll spend the next year or so filming in New Zealand there’s no hope of BH Series 4? And we can definitely forget about Being Human convention any time soon. No BH convention is going to sell tickets without Aidan. Being Human cons have a pretty bad track record anyway. Massive Events has tried to make it happen two times but no luck.

Okay Aidan, go to New Zealand but come back soon!

Being Human dvd coverSo, I watched the second series of Being Human a while back. Got to say, I absolutely loved it. What’s not to love about this show? A vampire, a werewolf and a ghost living together in Bristol, trying to lead normal lives… and failing. Compared to all those boring and/or childish supernatural themed films and tv shows out there *sigh* Being Human is a breath of fresh air. I thought I would never enjoy a vampire show after Buffy again. While the first BH series was lighter and funnier, the second series is darker and more serious in tone. Mitchell (the vampire), George (the werewolf) and Annie (the ghost) have to come to grips with their true supernatural nature and live with the consequences. Mitchell (Aidan Turner) gives a new meaning to “seductive brooding vampire”, he certainly is no Angel. Definitely drooling material… Series Three is being filmed as we speak in Cardiff. Can’t wait to see the results. First series had only six episodes, second had eight. Apparently third series will have eight as well. That is the only downside, too few episodes for (the always hungry for more) fan.