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Being Human is a quirky British horror comedy that is one of the most popular television shows on television. The series centers around the friendship of a vampire, werewolf, and ghost who live in modern times in the city of Bristol. They are an odd group who unintentionally come to share the same apartment as roomies. Together they are attempting to fight their predatory natures and live within the human culture.

Being Human is a blend of comedy and drama with a twinge of horror mixed in. They grow personally to understand each other's natures and become friends. Though they are much older, they all share the same immortal youth and mindset equivalent to being in their twenties.

Even though their intentions are good, other supernatural beings do not agree with their choice to live as humans, and they are always being challenged by opposing supernatural antagonists. For example, the relationship between the werewolf and vampire is deeply looked down upon. The friends are facing many internal conflicts as well. The vampire is in a constant struggle to avoid his grueling addiction to human blood. The werewolf is attempting to handle his transformations and keep in control when he is a wolf. The ghost is attempting to remember her past and what her unfinished business is on earth so that she can pass over to the other side. As the series progresses, old conflicts wrap up as new ones begin, and both supernatural and human characters are added to spice up the show's plot.

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on BBC One
5 Seasons, 36 Episodes
July 20, 2009
Drama, Science Fiction, Vampire
7.8/10
Cast: Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner, Sinead Keenan
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Being Human (UK) Full Episode Guide

  • Hal anticipates his return to his hedonistic vampire ways, now that he has built an army and has feasted on blood. But Tom seeks vengeance upon him. The trio have to battle the devil and Captain Hatch, who has Alex trapped and who also has also managed to regain his strength.

  • Tom becomes infatuated with Natasha after she runs into the hotel searching for a safe haven to hide out in. Hal on the other hand is interested in Natasha for a much darker reason, after she offers him a way to control his bloodlust and prevent him from killing anymore innocents.

  • Crumb has discovered his new path with a new companion in tow. After Rook approaches Hal to get them under control, Hal can't refuse since he owes Rook a favor.

  • After Tom meets with minor television personality Larry Chrysler, he becomes inspired by Larry's lifestyle and is determined to figure out how to be successful from his new mentor.

  • Alex discovers there are other ghosts haunting Honolulu Heights. Tom and Hal compete in the hotel's Employee of the Month competition.

  • In the fifth season premiere, Ghost Alex is adapting to life after death with werewolf Tom but vampire Hal is struggling because he wants to get his marigolds.

  • The season climaxes when the Old Ones arrive. The only thing stopping them are our heroes. What needs to be done to save the world?

  • Cutler helps Tom out creating tension among everyone else. Annie goes into purgatory and meets Eve who gives her a glimpse of the future. Upon meeting again, Cutler tries to get Hal to drink blood like he used to. He gives in then goes on a date with Alex, will it end with him biting her or saving her?

  • Annie accidentally kills a cranky old neighbor; Tom is infatuated with a nerd werewolf Allison, and Hal gets his first date in half a century.

  • Teenage vampire Adam and his lover, schoolmistress Yvonne, escape from the press and appear at a friend's doorstep looking for a place to hide.

  • Honnolulu Heights is visited by a charming ghost from the 70s called Kirby who claims to have been sent by Nina.

  • Hal is horrified when he is informed he must have a job to function properly in the modern world. He is even more appalled when he realizes he may have to work at the cafe with Tom. Desperate for an alternative, he seeks advice from Fergus, who offers to let him go back to the vampire community. Meanwhile, Regus convinces Annie that the blood-suckers pose a serious threat to baby Eve.

  • Hal, Leo and Pearl searcg baby Eve and her guardian in hopes they can provide them a miracle.

  • Things have gotten complicated at the B&B after Mitchell's death. George, Annie and Tom are frantic to keep the baby safe from The Old Ones.

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