Our favorite supernatural roommates return tonight, when Syfy’s Being Human premieres its third season at 9pm and I have watched the first two episodes. If you’ve watched our interviews with the cast or read about a couple of them, you know that there have been a lot of teases about the changes that will be coming to the show…
None of them could prepare me for the Season 3 premiere episode “It’s a Shame About Ray.”
The cast was not kidding when they said that:
1) they really couldn’t say anything without spoiling it for us
2) this is their best season yet (if anything it’s definitely shaping up to be).
So without giving away too much, I wanted to give you a few highlights of what you can expect this season from the first two episodes:
This season picks up 15 months after the events from last season, during which quite a lot happened. But fear not, all the questions you have will be answered.
UK Show? What UK Show?
Before Syfy’s Being Human series premiered, I was already a fan of the original UK series and while I loved both shows right off the bat (the Syfy version won me over in its first episode), I can honestly say that it has now not only totally detached itself from the UK series, but it has even surpassed it.
To be fair the UK suffered by losing some of its original cast members, which made the show a lot less appealing to me, however, if you were someone who compared the two, after seeing this premiere it’ll be pretty impossible to do so because of the different paths they took.
I think a great way to keep a show evolving and its audience captive is by hitting that reset button a few seasons in. Eureka did this beautifully in its fourth season. Well, this season Being Human is ready for quite some changes and a bit of a reset.
But fear not, the characters you have come to know and love will still be there, just the way you like them… well mostly.
Plus, if you’ve been hoping for more interaction between the roommates, you’ll be happy to know that it looks like there will be more of that. Oh and did I mention that Nora is now living there too? She moved in with Josh during that 15 months gap.
Four roommates, lots of possibilities…
Be Careful What You Wish For
Be Careful What You Wish For – That’s the theme for this season of Being Human, and that makes me both excited and worried. Excited because it most likely means very juicy storylines and worried because of what might happen to Aidan, Josh, Sally and Nora.
The theme hasn’t really been explored within the first two episodes of the season, but it has definitely laid some seeds for future plot lines to emerge.
And that’s about all that I want to say for now. I think it’s pretty obvious that this is a must watch premiere for me. It’s been a while since a show took me by surprise like this, to the point that I’m still thinking about what happened a few days later. Yep, Being Human you really did it!
Don’t miss the premiere tonight, January 14th, at 9pm on Syfy. Oh and if you’re in the mood for a full Syfy evening, the channel also premieres two of its other shows tonight, Continuum at 8pm and Lost Girl at 10pm. It’s sci-fi heaven!
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