Being Human: Series 1 (2009)



Critic Consensus: Being Human is a genre gem that turns horror tropes inside out, utilizing its monster mash of a cast to thoughtfully examine existential quandaries.


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Air date: Aug 1, 2009
Air date: Aug 8, 2009
Air date: Aug 15, 2009
Air date: Aug 22, 2009
Air date: Aug 29, 2009

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This supernatural comedy/drama revolves around the concept of two young men sharing an apartment. While this seems like a tried and tested formula for television, the twist is that Mitchell is a vampire and George is a werewolf. Complicating matters further is the small issue of the pair's newfound home being haunted by the ghost of Annie; a young lady with unfinished business of her own.

Critic Reviews for Being Human Series 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5)

Darkly funny, deeply affecting and utterly cockeyed, a work that celebrates life by dwelling on death.

Jan 25, 2009 | Full Review…

Watching these characters struggle and fight to maintain some semblance of humanity in their lives is what drives this fascinating story.

Nov 26, 2018 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…

It's [Aidan] Turner who really shines in this first episode with a screen presence any show would kill for. Little wonder he's been handed the most interesting role.

Nov 26, 2018 | Full Review…

The characters in this unusual and entertaining series have a very special friendship, based on the shared knowledge that none will ever be fully human.

Nov 26, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Where Being Human excels is in its placement of the supernatural next to the ordinary and mundane.

Nov 26, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Even from the start, Being Human comes across as one of the most genuinely horrific monster shows ever made, with a good mix of creepy effects and subtle suggestiveness.

Nov 26, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Being Human manages to avoid both the slipperiness of soap opera and the overwrought self-importance of Goth, finding instead a happy normalcy that makes its supernatural elements both more believable and more shocking.

Nov 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Beautiful, heartbreaking performances from these three.

Aug 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Being Human is so much more appealing than the over-ripe, self-consciously sexy (and therefore, not sexy) True Blood and the sub-Buffy hormone-charged Twilight.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…

All in all, we had a good time with the US Being Human cast, and we'll be back next week.

Apr 11, 2018 | Full Review…

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