Being Human: Season Three [Blu-ray]
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Being Human: Season 3 (BD)
The supernatural emo-goth odd-trio (now a quartet) series returns! Season three of Being Human starts with Mitchell the dashing vampire (Aidan Turner), George the goofy werewolf (Russell Tovey), and Annie the chipper ghost (Lenora Crichlow)--along with Nina, another werewolf, not so goofy (Sinead Keenan)--all moving to an abandoned, Hawaiian-themed bed-and-breakfast in Wales to avoid some trouble they'd gotten into back in Bristol. But trouble won't leave them alone, and soon they're grappling with a father-son team of vampire hunters (who are also werewolves), zombies, vengeful spirits, underground werewolf fights, dead parents, vampire groupies, the revivification of an old foe, and most frightening of all, an unplanned pregnancy. For some viewers, part of the appeal of Being Human is that everyone has the emotional life of an overwrought teenager, jumping around for joy one minute and weeping copiously the next, wrestling passionately with incoherent moral issues, and generally behaving in a confused and emotionally wounded way (it might be some kind of meta-joke when the protagonists discover an actual teenage vampire who seems more mature than they are). The lack of consistent rules for supernatural behavior continues from previous seasons but is particularly annoying here, as a major plot element revolves around Annie being unable to do certain physical things… even though she can kiss and hug and make tea, among other things (also, the poltergeist powers she displayed in previous seasons seem to have fallen by the wayside). But there's plenty of action--the eight episodes are crammed with both violence and dramatic doings--and the characters will appeal to fans as much as ever. Extras include deleted scenes and interviews with the cast. --Bret FetzerSee all Product Description
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And "Being Human Season 3" is all about the bloody, terrifying past catching up to the main characters, whether it's an amnesiac vampire or a mass murder on a subway. The writers manage to throw some interesting curveballs into the characters' lives, but Aidan Turner's tormented vampire is the best part of it all.
Nina, George and Mitchell have purchased a small Welsh B&B as their new home, and everything seems potentially perfect... except Annie is trapped in purgatory, and she's headed for hell. Desperate to save her, Mitchell follows a newly-dead spirit into purgatory, where he is faced with his bloodiest sins -- and a prophecy that a "werewolf-shaped bullet" will kill him.
So the reunited gang continues trying to have a normal life, grappling with "normal" problems and supernatural ones, including a vampiric teenager, a tragic zombie, cage-fights, evil vampire suburbanites, and a pair of werewolves living in the woods. But things take a horrifying turn when George finds that Herrick has somehow come back to life -- and though he doesn't seem to remember who he is/was, he hasn't lost his evil. And after Herrick causes another horrifying incident, Mitchell's desperation will lead to another tragedy...
"Being Human Season Three" might as well be called the "Mitchell Season," because Aidan Turner really steals the show: Mitchell is tormented by the Box Tunnel Massacre, his fear of being caught, and his ever-growing terror of his impending death. Turner is absolutely sublime, slowly ramping up Mitchell's fear, desperation and erraticism as the season goes on, until it seems like the vampire is about to crack.Read more ›
although it still has it's share of strong moments, and the last 2 episodes are very powerful. But some of the earlier weaknesses
have gotten more prevalent; twists that seem a bit arbitrary, rules of its world that seem to shift to fit story convenience, story
lines that get dropped, character choices and complex morality that aren't really explored or are over-simplified, episodes that
seem a bit disconnected from the others.
And some of the strengths are less played too; fewer ironic or emotional uses of rock music, fewer visually inventive scenes,
and most importantly, less genuine emotion, and more slightly histrionic soapy-ness. (Suddenly the characters seem to
cry in every episode, which starts to make those powerful moments lose their impact). And the questions of 'what are good
and evil in a complex world' seem to be less deeply explored than before. (There's tremendous room to explore 'what is guilt'
'what is mercy' and 'what is evil' in this particular season, and in the end the answers given seem a bit too neat.)
There are also episodes in the middle that feel a bit dull, as if treading water. Perhaps this season would have been stronger
as 5 or 6 episodes.
Certainly good television, and worth watching, but for the first time I found myself less emotionally moved, and more apt to
find my mind wandering. The climax (which in some ways feels like a natural ending to the series) certainly makes up for a
lot of that, but not all of it.
Last seasons cliff hanger is resolved, thankfully and ends with another one that is upsetting. :(
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A little known series here in north america but very entertaining! Too bad it didn't make it past season 4....Published on Dec 10 2012 by cgrahams
I loved the three seasons but season 3 is my absolute favorite.. The cast is incredible and the stories are a mix between horror and human emotions.. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2012 by KAllard
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