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"Being Human," anyone?
|Date:|| Tue, 22-Jan-2013 9:31:33 AM PST |
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|In reply to:|| ~~~~~Tuesday TV Post~~~~~ posted by Leia|
I liked it a lot during season one, was rather indifferent in season two, but season three is amazing! Haven't watched the original so I can't compare, but it's such a neat show: funny and sweet, yet dark and insightful. This season, Aidan's story in particular, is doing a really nice job of playing to the premise: what does it mean to be human and what sacrifices do the characters need to make to protect their humanity?
Things I really like:
Seeing Sally as the happy-go-lucky, hilarious girl she once was. We saw hints of it during her ghost years, but she's adorable now that she's fully unleashed. She's been dead for three years; of course she's going to want everything hard, fast, and immediately. It was jarring yes, but fit well into the narrative. She and Josh are kind of overwhelmed by feelings. The strange writing did a nice job of reflecting what's going on in their heads.
Josh and Nora are adorable and hopefully will keep flying the healthy relationship flag. So long as they keep talking and communicating, all the other dysfunction is pretty much a moot point.
So, so glad Aiden is far, far away from Mother and her lot. Beyond Bishop's snark, I never particularly enjoyed the vampire society plots so I'm happy this his story ties into the main theme of the show: struggling to maintain his humanity in a world that's increasingly resistant. I'm loving his conflict with Henry and agree that it's a brilliant turn of events. It was relatively easy for Aiden to keep his true nature at bay when he had choices. Now he's out of options and it's going to be a struggle the likes of which he's never faced. It was one thing to give into pressure to be a vamp higher-up. He could still, for the most part, live his life the way he wanted. Not so much anymore.
Josh in t-shirts. Sam Worthington discovered the gym between seasons and it's paid off. He's back to his Luke fighting weight. Pretty.
Things I am upset about:
Aidan shaving his 70s, serial killer beard. Oh, Crashdown. It was HOT!!!
Things I am confused about:
Sally "seeing" people vs. Sally "touching" people. Need clarity.
My mom and I tried "Ripper Street" and we were not impressed. Or rather, we thought the snuff film subplot was really interesting, but not enough to sustain long-term interest in the show. We already watch "Copper" and love it. It's pretty much the exact same show. All the characters are the same. The backstories are similar. The archtypes are similar. The amount of dirt is similar. The only real differences are the British accents, which make the characters nearly impossible to understand. Oh, and better lighting.
- I'm really enjoying the new season. Of course things are just - The_Cat_Did_It - 22-Jan-2013 9:48 AM
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