Top 35 Shows of 2013: No 19 Being Human

You should have put us together. Everything is incomplete without them.

Whilst there are many shows that ended this year which I miss the majority of them had reached their natural end but I really would have liked more time with Being Human. Yes five seasons isn’t bad but it would have been great to have spent more time with Hal, Alex and Tom.

Back when the show began I never would have thought having a rotating group of characters would have worked, after all I loved the dynamics between the original gang but Being Humanwas always so great at creating these flawed characters that I just wanted to watch every week. Even after Mitchell, George and Annie departed I was still in love with the show because now we had Hal, Tom and Alex – a vampire, werewolf and ghost with different issues but still all struggling with the show’s fundamental question, what it means to be human.

The final season really brought that struggle to the forefront again and the ending was wonderful because of its ambiguity. Perhaps the Devil did in fact win and trick the gang but even if he had then they we still all together and that is what mattered most to them. Or perhaps they won and got their chance to finally be human. As it so happens a DVD bonus scene gives us a different ending, one in which it is revealed to be a trick but one in which our trio decide they they are going to kick some ass and continue to save the day and how human and wonderful is that?

Favourite Episodes: The Greater Good / The Last Broadcast

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