Many thought it would be a hard sell, after all Aiden Turner, who played vampire Mitchell, left the series at the end of Season 3 and Russell Tovey, who played werewolf George, made it clear that he wasn’t doing season 4 – no spoiler then to say he dies at the end of the first episode.
The loss of the actors could be overcome – after all two of the main actors changed between The Pilot and Season 1 - and, quite frankly, the pilot is still probably the best incarnation of the show. The loss of the character dynamic might have been more difficult. The trouble is, however, rubbish storytelling and this is not a new issues. It plagued season 3 and certainly troubled Season 2. Poor shortcuts in the drama and plot problems are, I’m afraid, the order of the day.
|Gina Bramhill is the woman|
So we start off in 2037, Vampires have taken over the world it seems, humans have formed a resistance and New York has just fallen and there is a woman (Gina Bramhill) in charge… I’ll come back to Being Sci-fi at the end of this…
|reminded me of the matrix|
|Griffin the new boss|
|coming soon to YouTube|
|poisoned by vampire blood|
|fearing he won't survive the change|
You see, the storytelling was poor and it caused these questions to emerge (many during the actual watch) and the questions thus pulled me out of any suspension of disbelief with regards the show. I hope it tightens things up now we’ve got over the hump, as much was included to change the direction of the show. I really do. I will also keep watching, a sense of loyalty, to the franchise and the genre and a real desire to see the good bits that will be in the episodes, no matter how west the storytelling goes in respect of the main arc. That said, right now Being Human US: Season 2 looks like the best hope for the franchise.