Being Human Season 3
For the uninitiated, Being Human is a dark BBC comedy about three flat-mates, living a less than normal existence. One of them is a vampire, one a werewolf and one a ghost. In the second season the werewolf accidentally turned his girlfriend who then became a permanent member of the flat. Whilst it was enjoyable to have the show extended into a second season, the sophomore effort was marred by the reliance on a religious bad guy who seemed to suck the life from the show, however, it did end on a bit of a cliffhanger, which is resolved nicely in the beginning of Season 3.
This third season gets back on track, with the main focus being on the eternal vampire vs werewolf battle, and the flat-mates having to relocate to Wales due to vampire Mitchell’s late night snack on a commuter train. With the police hunting for Mitchell, and Mitchell keeping tight lipped about his involvement to his flat-mates, it’s a set up for a game changing confrontation, especially now that there’s a bit of a thing going on between Mitchell and sexy apparition Annie.
The high-point however for this darkest season of Being Human is the guest appearance of Robson Green, playing a very aggressive role as a vampire hunting werewolf, It’s a far cry from anything Green has done prior, but he seems to really enjoy the role and adds an extra element to the show.
A slightly weird addition is the temporary inclusion of a zombie in a bit of a side story, that feels more like filler than anything else which is a little redundant in an 8 part season, though it does add a fair bit of much needed humour to the show.
In the end, Season three is a better watch than the second season and certainly drives the overall story much better, and without spoiling too much, the ending sets up nicely for a shift in direction for season four, and will have you eagerly awaiting the July 18 release.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read