WHAT’S ON MY TELLY
Lots of “gets” on this week’s Being Human! George (Russell Tovey) got a new girlfriend, a new job and a new cage in which to transform. Annie (Lenora Crichlow) got a new ghost (one with control over Death’s Door even), and Mitchell (Aidan Turner) got a coronation, apparently, as the new king of the vampires.
And we, the viewers, got a glimpse of what has made this show so great all along: George, Mitchell and Annie simply sitting together, helping one another and working toward a common goal.
This season has seen plenty of action: we’ve seen Nina, George’s no-nonsense girlfriend, transforming into a werewolf the first time, Annie got a job and a boyfriend (another crazy one, unfortunately — when will she learn?), and Mitchell’s story has been perhaps the most compelling of all, as he attempts to snuff out centuries of behavior and turn a coven of vampires into docile, non-blood suckers.
It sounds like a joke — a ghost, a werewolf and a vampire walk into a bar — but the heart of this show, the thing that keeps us coming back for more is these three, these unlikely three. We want to see the ways in which the defeat the odds, we want to see how they take care of each other, how they persevere, how they ultimately come out on top.
And, well, if it happens to come with awesome CGI and the sort of storytelling that has the power to make me both laugh hysterically and want to crawl out of my skin, all the better.
NEWS FROM ACROSS THE POND
The biggest new of the week is surely that Merlin has been picked up by SyFy to air in April.
While the network’s website has a 13-hour season 1 marathon listed on March 28th, the Powers That Be have informed TheTorchOnline.com that they will be airing season one every Friday starting April 2nd, and then season 2 after that. I don’t want to wait that long for season 2, but I for one am just excited that the show is returning to American airwaves (season 1 ran last summer, to pretty disastrous ratings, on NBC).
Unfortunately, there isn’t much more fantasy programming for you on the telly this week. There’s plenty out on DVD, though, so tug on your wellies and brave the weather for these new series: Merlin, Complete 2nd Series, Box Set; Doctor Who - The Masque Of Mandragora; Dante’s Inferno; and for the kiddos, Wolverine And The X-Men Vol.3 (from the CBBC show) and Blue Dragon - Series 1.
That’s it for this week! Until next time, mischief managed!
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