Being Human US Remake 9 Days To Go
In nine days the American remake of Being Human will air. On the 17th of January the world will finally know whether or not the remake is as good as the original. It’s still unclear if it will premiere worldwide on that date or if it’s only going to air on the American Syfy. Personally I think it should air on the UK Syfy as well. After all fans of the original should be the first to see it, not the last.
The promos don’t look promising I’m afraid. British humour doesn’t translate very well and I fear that American’s might not pull it off, but I hope they do. Some of the changes to the series have been revealed. In the US version vampires have superhuman speed and psychic powers; they do not have either of these in the UK series. Also Vampires can drink blood from a blood bank, which they can’t in the English version because it tastes disgusting. Oh and ghosts can fly, and look ridiculous while they do it, thankfully they can’t do that in the UK show.
I’m don’t agree with a lot of the changes that have been made, I would have preferred a unity in folklore and completely changing the story, but they seem to have done the opposite; keeping the same storylines and just messing with the folklore. In fact an interesting thought would be to develop continuality between both versions. There are millions of ways that you could do it, but they didn’t.
I’ve yet to see the show being advertised on TV, but that’s not saying much because I don’t watch Syfy very often. I’ll put up another post when I find out whether or not it’s going to be shown in countries besides the US, so don’t forget to check back.