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"We're all hiding something, aren't we? From the moment we wake, look in that mirror, all we do is spin our little lies. Suck in that gut, colour that hair, twist off that wedding ring. Any why not? What's the penalty? What are the consequences, really? "I'm only human," you say, and all is forgiven. But what if some cruel twist of fate makes you something else, something other? Who forgives you then?"
Aidan Waite
Being Human
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Title: Being Human
Format: Live-action
Running time: 60 min.
country: USA; Canada
Network: Syfy (US)
Space Channel (Canada)
Seasons: 4
Episodes: 54
Production company: Muse Entertainment Enterprises
Executive producers: Jeremy Carver; Anna Fricke; Adam Kane; Michael Prupas; Rob Pursey
Producers: Irene Litinsky; Elissa Lewis; Cari Davine
Principal cast: Sam Witwer
Meaghan Rath
Sam Huntington
Kristen Hager
Air dates
First aired: January 17th, 2011
Last aired: April 5th, 2014

Being Human is an American/Canadian dramatic horror television series based on the original BBC television series Being Human, which began production in 2008. It first aired in January, 2011 on Syfy in the United States and on the Space Channel in Canada. The series is based on concepts originally developed by English screenwriter, actor and comedian Toby Whithouse. The premise of the show centers on a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost who are roomates together in a Boston townhouse. The show stars Sam Witwer as the vampire, Meaghan Rath as the ghost and Sam Huntington as the werewolf. Recurring cast members include Gianpaolo Venuta, Sarah Allen, Mark Pellegrino and Vincent Leclerc. The vampire, Aidan Waite, is a male nurse working at a nearby hospital who satisfies his craving for blood by stealing bags of plasma from the storage rooms. His best friend and co-worker is a neurotic young man named Josh Levinson who, once a month, suffers the traumatic indignity of transforming into a werewolf whenever the moon is full. Aware of each other's supernatural origins, the friends decide to buy a place together where they can be themselves. They come to discover however that their new home is haunted by the ghost of a young woman named Sally Malik - the house's original occupant whose life ended in a tragic accident. Together, the three friends try to eke out a life for themselves, struggling against their monstrous heritage in their ongoing efforts to "be human".

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Season One[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Airdate
1x01 There Goes the Neighborhood (Part 1) January 17th, 2011
1x02 There Goes the Neighborhood (Part 2) January 24th, 2011
1x03 Some Thing to Watch Over Me January 31st, 2011
1x04 Wouldn't It Be Nice (If We Were Human) February 7th, 2011
1x05 The End of the World as We Knew It February 14th, 2011
1x06 It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Wrong February 21st, 2011
1x07 I See Your True Colors and That's Why I Hate You February 28th, 2011
1x08 Children Shouldn't Play with Undead Things March 7th, 2011
1x09 I Want You Back (From the Dead) March 14th, 2011
1x10 Dog Eat Dog March 21st, 2011
1x11 Going Dutch March 28th, 2011
1x12 You're the One That I Haunt April 4th, 2011
1x13 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Me Killing You April 11th, 2011

Season Two[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Airdate
2x01 Turn This Mother Out January 16th, 2012
2x02 Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? January 23rd, 2012
2x03 All Out of Blood January 30th, 2012
2x04 (I Loathe You) For Sentimental Reasons February 6th, 2012
2x05 Addicted to Love February 13th, 2012
2x06 Mama Said There'd Be Decades Like These February 20th, 2012
2x07 The Ties That Blind February 27th, 2012
2x08 I've Got You Under Your Skin March 5th, 2012
2x09 When I Think About You I Shred Myself March 12th, 2012
2x10 Dream Reaper March 19th, 2012
2x11 Don't Fear the Scott March 26th, 2012
2x12 Partial Eclipse of the Heart April 2nd, 2012
2x13 It's My Party and I'll Die If I Want To April 9th, 2012

Season Three[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Airdate
3x01 It's a Shame About Ray January 14th, 2013
3x02 (Dead) Girls Just Wanna Have Fun January 21st, 2013
3x03 The Teens, They Are a Changin' January 28th, 2013
3x04 I'm So Lonesome I Could Die February 4th, 2013
3x05 Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Mouth February 11th, 2013
3x06 What's Blood Got to Do With It? February 18th, 2013
3x07 One Is Silver and the Other Pagan February 25th, 2013
3x08 Your Body Is a Condemned Wonderland March 4th, 2013
3x09 Of Mice and Wolfmen March 11th, 2013
3x10 For Those About to Rot March 18th, 2013
3x11 If I Only Had Raw Brain March 25th, 2013
3x12 Always a Bridesmaid, Never Alive April 1st, 2013
3x13 Ruh Roh April 8th, 2013

Season Four[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Airdate
4x01 Old Dogs, New Tricks January 13th, 2014
4x02 That Time of the Month January 20th, 2014
4x03 Lil' Smokie January 27th, 2014
4x04 Panic Womb February 3rd, 2014
4x05 Pack It Up, Pack It In February 10th, 2014
4x06 Cheater of the Pack February 17th, 2014
4x07 Gallows Humor February 24th, 2014
4x08 Rewind Rewind March 3rd, 2014
4x09 To Far, Fast Forward March 10th, 2014
4x10 Oh Don't You Die For Me March 17th, 2014
4x11 Ramona the Pest March 24th, 2014
4x12 House Hunting March 31st, 2014
4x13 There Goes the Neighborhood April 7th, 2014

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Being Human shares several similarities with the short-lived ABC TV series The Gates. Both shows feature vampires, werewolves and ghosts. Both shows have season 1 episodes titled "Dog Eat Dog". Both shows have supporting characters named Emily.
  • Actress Kristen Hager became one of the billed cast members on the opening credit sequence of Being Human beginning with season two.
  • On Tuesday, February 25th, 2014, Syfy announced the cancellation of Being Human following its season four broadcast. [1]

What else have they done?[edit | edit source]

  • Sam Witwer: Sam Witwer is no stranger to this type of character. In 2008, he played a character named Davis Bloome in season 8 of the CW Network television series Smallville. Witwer's character was an EMT serial killer that transformed into a savage monster known as Doomsday. Witwer also played a character named John Stoler on the "Shiny Happy People" episode of Angel and played Private Jessup on in the 2007 film The Mist.
  • Meaghan Rath: This is Meaghan's first work in the horror genre. Previously, she played Adena Stiles on the TV series 15/Love. She also played Rigby Hastings on thirteen episodes of The Assistants and has also appeared on episodes of Aaron Stone and 18 to Life.
  • Sam Huntington: Like Sam Witwer, Sam Huntington is also an alumni from the Superman franchise. He played eager cub reporter Jimmy Olsen in the 2006 film Superman Returns. Sam's other films credits include Jungle 2 Jungle, Detroit Rock City, and Not Another Teen Movie. His television credits include episodes of CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, Veronica Mars and Cavemen.
  • Gianpaolo Venuta: Gianpaolo Venuta has some minimal exposure to the genre and to playing against vampires. In 2001, he played a character named Damon Grismer in the "Rats" episode of Vampire High. He was also a recurring character on the comedy series Naked Josh, though he has not yet had the privilege of seeing Being Human 's Josh naked quite yet.
  • Sarah Allen: Sarah Allen has skirted the cusp of the horror genre a few times, but did not fully become a part of the theme until taking on the character of Rebecca Flynt with this episode. Sarah appeared in the 2004 mystery/thriller Secret Window starring Johnny Depp as the Sheriff's niece. She also played a character named Maggie Hollister in the "Switch" episode of Stephen King's Dead Zone.

See also[edit | edit source]

UK Series

US/Canada Series


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