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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Still Being Human

So while I was recording that podcast with Nicole and Selina...I told you about my new career as a podcast star, right??...we got to talking about another one of my little obsessions, Being Human. Not the US SyFy version, cause that's rubbish, but the original UK version, which is the best thing ever.

As a matter of fact, I hated the SyFy version so much, I wrote an entire post about it, a long one, with pictures, explaining exactly why it was so absolutely terrible, cause I felt the need to tell everyone I'd ever met that they should not watch that one, but see the UK version instead.

I'm highly recommending that you do what you have to do to see this show. The UK version. Not the US version. Got it?

I'm going to seriously consider (once I've actually heard myself speaking on said podcast and determine whether or not I sound scary or acceptable) finding a Being Human podcast I can crash. Cause I have way more than a lot to say about it. Especially now that it's ending after this series.

I still want to cry a little when I think about that. I know people say, wouldn't you rather it went out on top, when it still has the best ratings on it's network and it's good, rather than have it hang around long after it should be off the air. And to that I say, NO.

Well, OK, maybe there is something in that argument, but couldn't we at least have waited until it wasn't getting even more awesome than it has been?

The first season was really, really good. The second season was mostly good. The third season was in a very dark place and at the time seemed not as good, but when you watch them all together, you can see the way it all fits together and kind of spirals down, but in a good way, like it was supposed to happen like that.  Then the third season ended with a huge bang and people were in shock, didn't want to watch any more, and cried themselves to sleep every night for months. (Not that I would know anything about that.)

That wasn't over, cause then the fourth season started and it was terrible. I mean that in the best way possible. Talk about Joss Whedon ripping your heart out and stomping on it, Toby Whithouse is cornering that market now. He literally tried to kill us all with the start of series four. I know people stopped watching, I know they did. But then an amazing thing happened. Turns out old Toby wasn't just ripping things apart for fun, he had an actual plan. And it worked. The fourth series went on to be really awesome.

Now we are up the series five and it's good, almost better than I had hoped for. But it's all over. Over.

Toby really is trying to kill us.

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