AIB friday. probably free the rest of the weekend but I don’t think I can go anywhere. We’re being really REALLY frugal right now because we’re trying to save up some cash to put down on a house we want to buy. Only option out would be if you could come here or if I could find another ride. :(((((((
1) It felt a bit jumpy at first, like a few things were wrapped up to quickly
2)Yaaay Josh’s sister is ok. I really hope she sticks around.
3) Josh should be required to say something awkward in some other accent every episode.
4) Oh Danny, I’d probably feel really bad for you if I didn’t already know where this was going you sneaky bastard.
5) Its going to be ok Sally ;_;
6) Bishop Sun-hair is amazing. So is Marcus. I still squeal when I see them.
7) Rebecca is crazy. But who can blame her cause you know she’s spent about a month with Bishop and knowing that Aidan left her for dead.
8) Kara, she annoyed me. I felt like she was poorly acted. But I kind of had to relate to that stupid awkwardness some girls get when they’re around irrationally attractive men. I’d probably sound that dumb and forced in the same situation as her, but hopefully not as dense. I couldn’t help but think of Becky and how had the lines been coming from her I probably would have been dying of laughter because it just seems like such a Becky thing to do (especially if you replaced Aidan with Sam). I did feel bad when she kicked the bucket though :(.
9) The struggles both Josh and Aidan face as monsters makes me so sad especially when you look at how they view each other. Josh is living a painfully awkward and secluded life. I can’t imagine how it would be to not have many friends to begin with and to then just up and leave the woman you love and your family. As for Aidan I don’t think we yet see as much of his struggle with the addiction to blood but I do get a sense of the family threat looming over him with Bishop and Marcus. They’re charismatic and frightening. But his fear with Kara at the end really struck me, and Josh, as to sort of how hard he must have to work to be as normal as he is.
10) Guys, I’m pretty positive that Aidan is from the Revolutionary War not the Civil War because that’s what I’ve heard everywhere. plus he’s over 2 centuries old here its not possible for him to be from the civil war. So no, not all vampires these days are from the Civil War.
It makes me sad to see so much hate for the North American version (I won’t refer to it as American cause its a Canadian production) though I can see where the animosity comes from. I would hate for say, supernatural, to be remade by the BBC. I would love it if we could just watch British shows without them having to be remade. But unfortunately that doesn’t seem to be happening anytime soon.
So while I can get the hate for an atrocious remake like U.S. Skins I feel like the new Being Human is taking a lot of unnecessary heat. It’s a good show, with good plot pacing, good casting, and differences to set it apart from the original. I’m not making claims that the new one is better than the original, anything but. The BBC version is a show I would have probably never heard of had it not been for syfy’s version but I’m glad to have been exposed to it as well. I think I can enjoy both due to the fact that I did see the new one first, I didn’t come in with any opposition to it or ready to make comparisons to the original. I think that right there plays a huge part in how people enjoy things. Think of a book that was turned into a movie. If you saw the movie first and then read the book chances are you’d probably love both. But if you were to read the book and be a loyal fan of that and then see a movie that changed a lot you would probably spend the entire time nitpicking at everything (like I did with both the Lightning Thief and Angels and Demons)
I’m not trying to change anyone’s opinions, I just think all of the excess hate is unnecessary, appreciate that people who watch this show will probably continue on to go see the original and be exposed to the wonderful work done by the original.