Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Have you Seen My Ghost

Already a fan of the BBC series "Being Human" UK version staring Aiden Turner, Russell Tovey, and Lenora Crichlow I have to say I was a torn a bit about the excitement created over the past few weeks for the Americanized version of "Being Human" that debuted last evening on the Scyfy channel here in the states.

I mean honestly, why do the powers that be in television and movies think that they need to constantly remake or repackage classic entertainment. But I have to say in this case, I was more than pleasantly surprised. While it will take me a while to get past the lack of British accents, Annie's mannerisms, Mitchell's stunningly good looks and put aside this series is going to play out like the book I have already read 100 times. I must admit, this series has been done with class, a unique style, and the difference in the level of special effects already can be clearly defined. This new cast consisting of Sam Witwer, Sam Huntington, and Meaghan Rath is instant chemistry.

Even the level of comedy hasn't been overlooked, just rethought to reflect the cultural mannerisms of the States. All in all, no longer on the fence, after one captivating hour I am hooked like a moth to a flame, or better off in my case a witch to a cauldron, you can guarantee you will find me first thing every Tuesday morning after my wee sproglet climbs aboard the school bus and is whisked away tucked under a nice comfy skeleton throw on the sofa with a nice cup of tea and the DVR remote enjoying the next chapter in one hell of a remastered entertainment piece.

I leave you with the video from Wintersleep's Have you Seen My Ghost featured in the first episode, I have already placed creating me a new section on my iPod for this band on the to do list for my super tech savy son to aquire for me later today. With tracks like Mausoleum, and Trace Decay how can I not fall madly in love with this band, and wonder HOW did I not find them before?


Little Messy Missy said...

I have watched the BBC channel one too...I will have to give the US on e a try.

Chris 'Frog Queen' Davis said...

Thanks for the heads up. I purposely avoided this one being such a big fan of the original. (I still have never seen the US version of The Office, that is how bad I am :D)

I will give it a try!


Ghoul Friday said...

Hmmmm. I'm still sceptical, but of course I should hold out on opinion until I've seen it for myself.

Shame they didn't decide to use the money to come up with a new show, but I guess television producers are like movie makers these days. We could use more quality shows instead of reproductions of the ones we've watched and enjoyed.