This is the last season of Syfy's Being Human, and that's okay

Alas, this will be the very last season of the Americanized Being Human. We will deeply miss the cast's witty banter. But on the brighter side, here's a super-sweet video of the cast saying goodbye to fans.


Here's the official note from Syfy:

With the second half of "Being Human's" 4th season set to kick off, our human-at-heart characters are about to embark on a journey full of twists, turns and surprises that will culminate in a spectacular series finale on Syfy, Monday, April 7th.

Showrunner Anna Fricke and the talented producers, writers, cast and crew have done an amazing job bringing this show to life over the past four seasons and we sincerely thank them and the series' production company Muse Entertainment for their hard work. They've saved the best for last with the final six episodes that revisit the story's beginning, leading to a not-to-be-missed send-off for Aidan, Sally, Josh and Nora.

Long story short, there's no more US Being Human — but on the bright side, at least the 4th season can end with an actual conclusion, and not just a "Womp womp there it is." Because even though I haven't loved this year, I have a lot of fond memories of this show and its humor. So goodbye Being Human, and may you use your wit in other endeavors.

Now that we've tackled the news, let's talk about last night's episode... quickly because dear me, it was not my favorite.

The fact that Being Human is going gently into the good night makes me happy — because last night's outing was the video representation of running out of ideas and making shit up. The problem with supernatural shows is setting parameters that your characters then have to use as a rule book. When they break the rules, there are consequences. So when Sally's brother died and then we found out that, "Hey no problem, you can bring him back with really very little consequences and he doesn't have to be a zombie," I threw a shoe at the television.

OK fine, they weren't friends with Donna at the time, and they didn't know this spell was a reality — but COME ON. Waving the magic wiccan whenever you want is crap. And as for consequences, they could easily conjure up some shithead serial killer ghost and rip his spirit apart, no problem. But in this episode, they didn't even need to do that because Donna offered up her soul in exchange for Sally's brother. And thankfully, he ran away. It's frustrating when a supernatural show decides it can use magic in whatever way the plot requires. Remember when we thought Sally jumping through time was dangerous — and now it's just another time filler. Sure she could get stuck back there but, oh god, I just can't shake myself into caring about Sally's character arc this season.


HOWEVER, I am pretty excited about Sally jumping into her own body, preventing her own death and then fucking over Josh and Aidan by deciding to live the life she was robbed of. She should do that. That's how this series should end. Surprise — I don't care if my friendship made you better monsters, we also killed a lot of people together and perhaps this is all for the best. Peace out, Sally!

Moving on to Aidan the vampire who has shuffled through the whole menu of TVTropes and landed on "main going cold turkey." The whole bit was acted well — very well, in fact. I liked watching Aidan get all snarky about all the people he's killed, and pausing on one good death to be a bit human. That was great. Suzanna was great too. But overall, we've seen this before. Which was unfortunate, because when Suzanna reveals that she murdered their son with her blood lust, the moment was lost. I enjoyed the reaction, I liked the way they cut to silence while Aidan is screaming, I really thought he was going to kill her for a minute — but the overall "holy shit" was lost somewhere in the ether. I don't know why, it didn't do it for me.


As for Josh and Nora, eh they kind of took a backseat on this one, but it looks like they are about to jump to the front because Nora is sleeping with a silver blade under her pillow. Which... damn, girl.



I could never bring myself to watch this show since I discovered the original BBC version very early on, and absolutely loved it. I could not see anyone else playing these characters. I have thought about checking it out, just because it did manage to survive and pick up a fan base. I did watch the first 2 episodes, but I did not feel like it captured the chemistry of the UK version.
Has anyone out there watched both versions, and would still recommend spending the time on the US version? I was so depressed when's season 4 of the UK version came out with three of the four main characters gone, because Aidan Turner, who played John Mitchell, left to become a dwarf in the Hobbit movies. It also started a horrible story line that was unwatchable. So for me, the UK version ended with the season 3 finale.
As a sideline, my wife also became obsessed with the UK version, and was also sad that it basically ended with the season 3 finale. Now, she has started watching Helix with me, and last Friday there was an ad for the US version of Being Human during one of the commercial breaks. Out of nowhere, she yells out "Wankers!" at the TV in a pretty good British accent, which is even more amazing because she is from South America, and still has a very thick accent. I will admit to being a little proud of her at that moment.
She also yelled out "Mitchell!" in the theater the first time Aidan Turner appeared on the screen in both of the Hobbit movies, trying to imitate Annie's British accent.