Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Vampiroid vs. WereGhost! Blood-Monger vs. Wolf Specter! The "Real" Housemates of Boston Common. C.S.I.: Cadavers, Super Interesting.
These are the blockbuster titles brainstormed by Being Human star Sam Huntington when we suggested the brilliant Syfy series might need a new name to rival the ratings of its network's Saturday-night schlockfests. (Mega Python vs. Gatoroid was seen by millions.)
Strangely, the best new show of 2011 is not attracting the viewers it deserves. The British cult classic remake has a wickedly smart, original script and captivating characters—a ghost, a vampire and a werewolf sharing the rent in a Boston brownstone—played by a lovable cast who get along so famously they just vacationed together in Hawaii. (We tackled Sam, who plays werewolf Josh, when we spotted him on the return flight last night.)
Last week, we also chatted with Being Human show runner Jeremy Carver (who helms the series with his wife, Anna Fricke), who promised the show is about to get even darker and funnier. Based on his writing for Supernatural (including last season's perverse zombie episode "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid"), we believe him.
Here's why you should tune in...