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Old 04-06-2009, 04:06 PM
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Being Human

Found out from TV Tonight that ABC2 will debut Being Human on June 19 9:20pm following Torchwood:
http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2009/06/...ing-human.html

"three supernatural housemates in their 20s are trying to live as normal. One is a ghost, one a werewolf and the other a vampire.

All are trying to keep their dark side hidden from outsiders, but within their shared house, they can let out their dangerous and strange secrets."

Created by Toby Whithouse, Being Human has since been renewed for a second season.
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Old 20-06-2009, 03:34 PM
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Being Human made its Australian debut on ABC2 last night but from the first episode of the first season instead of the pilot.
Except for Russell Tovey all the characters were recast when Being Human became a fully fledged series.

Season 1, Episode 1:
Intriguing George's backstory.
Terrible tragedy towards the end.
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Old 27-06-2009, 03:47 PM
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Season 1, Episode 2:
George meets a fellow werewolf in Tully and was surprised about the truth about him.
Very shocking the video that Mitchell, George and Annie watched.

Toby Whithouse has been mentioned in mX but not by name. In an interview with Aidan Turner who plays the vampire Mitchell in Being Human he was asked that with the various shows, books and movies about vampires they all have different rules what is the situation with Being Human.
He said: "It's so great that the creator and writer of the show [Toby Whithouse] made up new rules - he doesn't really care because it's supernatural, so there is no right or wrong."
Turner was also asked that given the choice would he play a vampire, werewolf or ghost. He chose vampire not just because he plays one but because vampires are able to handle their afflictions more than werewolves and ghosts can with theirs.

mX also mentions that season 2 will have 8 episodes, two more than the first season.
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Old 17-07-2009, 06:33 AM
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Tonight's episode has a reference to an old sci fi show.

It is not the obvious suspects like Doctor Who or Star Trek but one you would not normally expect to hear.
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Old 18-07-2009, 06:32 AM
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Season 1, Episode 5:
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Tonight's episode has a reference to an old sci fi show.
The sci fi show that was mentioned was Sapphire & Steel.
Showing on ABC2 it appropriately came after Torchwood: Small Worlds as that Torchwood episode was written by Sapphire & Steel creator Peter J Hammond.

Very funny when George said "Who wants some of my chair".
Yippee Annie finally gets her revenge on Owen
Oh my what a cliffhanger.

Some Doctor Who-related facts about this episode's writer and director:
This episode was written by series creator Toby Whithouse and directed by Colin Teague. Whithouse had written the Doctor Who episode School Reunion which introduced Sarah Jane Smith to new viewers of Doctor Who. This eventually led to The Sarah Jane Adventures in which the first episode Invasion of the Bane was directed by Teague.

Despite having helped to introduced Sarah Jane to new Doctor Who viewers, Whithouse has not yet written for SJA. Colin Teague however has directed a pre-Being Human Toby Whithouse episode, the Torchwood episode Greeks Bearing Gifts.
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There is going to be an American remake of Being Human to be made by Syfy:
http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2009/10/...ing-human.html
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After showing it on ABC2 some months ago Being Human season 1 will be shown for the first time on ABC1 tonight December 23 10:35pm.
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Reading from the 21st Century Sci Fi issue of SFX which said that Being Human was one of four pilots commissioned in 2008 (the others being Phoo Action, Mrs In-Betweeny & West 10 LDN) for BBC Three but Being Human was the only one to be commissioned into a series.
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From the 21st Century Sci Fi issue of SFX:
The number of people who signed a petition for Being Human to become a series after seeing the pilot in 2008 which convinced the BBC to do just that was 4066.

This is quite a remarkable number considering the that when American shows are in danger of being cancelled or have been cancelled, petitions that are lodged to save these shows, whether they are successful or not, I imagined have been at a number more than 4066.

The fact that Being Human became a series by a number of people as low as 4066 is quite amazing.
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From the ABC Message Board:
Season 2 will start on ABC2 on Friday June 18 8:30pm.

Found out from Ruth at Torchwood Australia that Kai Owen (Rhys in Torchwood) has a guest role in Being Human season 3.
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