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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
|Running time:||60 min.|
Space Channel (Canada)
|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|
|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]
|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|
|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|
|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]
- The character Aidan Waite is named for Irish actor Aidan Turner, who played John Mitchell on the original Being Human.
- 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. 
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.
- Kristen Hager: Kristen Hager has little experience in the horror genre outside of Being Human, but she did play a character named Jesse in the 2007 sci-fi film Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem.
- Mark Pellegrino: Mark Pellegrino, who plays the vampire Bishop, also played the biggest bad guy of all, Lucifer, in five episodes of season five of the CW Network television series Supernatural. In addition, he has also appeared in episodes of Tales from the Crypt, The X-Files, and Ghost Whisperer.
- 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.
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