Being Human (U.S.)

2011 NR 3 seasons

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Being Human (U.S.)

2011 NR 3 seasons
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Boston roommates Aidan, Josh and Sally are your average twenty-somethings -- except that they're also a vampire, werewolf and ghost, respectively. All three struggle with their supernatural identities while trying to get by in the human world.
SEASON  1
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3

Summary of Season 1 (2011) - 4 discs

This spookily amusing remake of the original BBC horror drama follows the lives of three very distinct roommates: a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost. The three characters each face the challenge of passing themselves off as "ordinary" human beings.
Format
DVD Streaming
Screen
Widescreen 1.78:1
Subtitles
English SDH
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
  • Sam Witwer
  • Meaghan Rath
  • Sam Huntington
  • Kristen Hager
  • Gianpaolo Venuta
  • Mark Pellegrino
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Reviews

age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this horror-based dramady is heavy on violence and sexuality. The gore -- which includes murders and blood-sucking -- is somewhat tempered by the fact that it's committed by classic horror characters like vampires and werewolves. One character engages in multiple romantic encounters -- expect passionate sexual scenes that include some bare backs and implied nudity and often end in a bloody attack. Though the series may appeal to teens, it deals with themes of addiction, loneliness, and being an outsider in a decidedly adult manner.

Sexual Content

Heavy sexuality and partial nudity (naked backs, upper torso, nude men with sensitive parts covered) especially as it relates to the vampires and their attacks upon young women. Like many takes on the vampire myth, the series weaves strong sexual themes into the blood lust of the creatures.

Violence

The series features vampires and werewolves as lead characters and their gory exploits are chronicled in detail that pushes the boundaries of basic cable. A great deal of blood is depicted and there is an element of sexual violence to the vampires' approach to their prey.

Language

Use of gateway language such as "ass" and "hell."

Social Behavior

Sends the message that everyone has deeply embedded human needs, from companionship to acceptance, and that despite some very powerful struggles, there is value in striving to be the best "human" one can be. Throughout these deeper messages are images of ghastly violence.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Occasional social drinking and smoking, but little drug use. The vampires are often depicted in such a way that their blood thirst is meant to suggest a heroin-like addiction.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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