Sounds like the set up for a good joke, but it’s actually the premise for the BBC Three’s one-off show Being Human. I’ve only watched the first part of the show, but I like it so far. Plus, how geeky cool is that? A show about a vampire, a ghost and a werewolf sharing a flat and trying to make their way in the world.
To wit: Mitchell (Flanagan) and George (Tovey) are two 20-something lads who, like any of their peers, would love to hit the town, pull girls and spend evenings down the pub.
Mitchell is a hospital cleaner, good looking, laid back and a hit with the ladies. Oh, and he’s a blood-sucking vampire.
Mitchell’s friend George works in the same hospital as a porter. He’s an awkward but loveable geek who was befriended by Mitchell two years ago.
George was heartbroken after he had to move away from the love of his life; he had to leave before she discovered that at every full moon, he sprouts a snout, grows a very hairy back and transforms into a werewolf.
Executive producer for Touchpaper Television Rob Pursey says: “Being Human is a warm, funny, aspirational drama with an irresistible twist. Mitchell, George and Annie are supernatural creatures but they are desperate be a part of a life we all take for granted.
“It’s an exciting and contemporary take on friendship and finding your way in the world. Toby Whithouse’s witty, emotionally powerful script makes these three misfits come alive, even though they’re far from human.”
It’s a one-off, which means that there was only one 60-minute episode of the show.? The BBC is notorious for short television shows, their seasons last about six-episodes rather than the standard 13 or 22 that US television seasons last.