This century has seen an ongoing trend for ‘Gothic’ books and films aimed at teenagers, from the Harry Potter and Twilight films to the recently-announced play Let the Right One In at the Royal Court Theatre. Recent research from Nielsen Bookscan even suggests that films such as these are contributing to a rise in children and young adults reading.
And so we come to the end of our Being Human journey, this week was the last ever episode of the show. There has been laughter and tears along the way, as well as a line of corpses littering the path, but what would the series be without a little death?
This week was the penultimate episode of Being Human and things started to pick up.
Hal sums it up best this week when he says ‘all we’re doing is marking time until the end’ because the truth is this episode felt more like time filler than anything else.
This week Phil Davis took a break as the devil was left to one side, along with scheming RPG fanboy vampires and all of that apocalyptic, end of the world business. Instead, there was a new werewolf in town to cause all sorts of mischief and mayhem between the trinity.
Being Human always features brilliant guest characters who manage to steal the show. Last year there was Craig Roberts as Adam the eternally youthful teen vampire and Ellie Kendrick as Allison the geeky werewolf. This week viewers were treated to a great performance from Ben Greaves-Neil as Oliver the lordly Victorian ghost.
When we left our unholy troika at the Honolulu Heights last year Hal was strapped to a chair, yelling profanities at his friends while they helped him go cold turkey
This week saw the conclusion of the War Child story that has been building up from the start of the series. With the arrival of the Old Ones at the end of last week, the finale was always going to be a compelling watch.
It may be the beginning of the end but there is still a way to go yet. This week viewers were given a detailed insight into Hal and Culter’s joint past. Meanwhile Annie was shown a possible future that could await the human race.
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