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02 December 2012 @ 01:20 pm
Some Being Human News  
It's been fairly quiet on the Being Human front. But recently there's been some news of what's coming up on the next season.

The two articles spoil for who will be guest starring and a couple of new characters. No solid spoilers on what will be happening to our core vampire, werewolf, and ghost trio.

I'm a little saddened that the BBC has cut the number of episodes down back to 6. But I hold out hope that Whithouse and his team will make the most of what they're given.

1. I would like to see what Hal was like as a human - Yes, this would require a flashback all the way back to the 16th century but think how fun that might be! We never actually saw what Mitchell was like before he became a vampire (other than that quick flash at the start of episode 1 in series 1) and I'm particularly interested in Hal's character before the bite.

2. A plot for Tom meeting a blood relative of his - We know that McNair accidentally killed his parents but does he have any extended family? I'd be interested in seeing if he has any interest in finding other humans who he's related to by something other than the whole supernatural thing.

3. Avoid the lost soul plot for Alex - A bulk of Annie's storylines was her trying to get over the manner of her death and negotiating her sense of agency as a ghost. It was fine in series 1 but when it kept going and going somewhat aimlessly throughout other series, it started to feel like the writers had little idea what to do with her until basically she became the most senior cast member. It would make sense to me that they spend maybe an episode or two of Alex having to say goodbye to her life as a living being, but I'd like her to have something more to do than just be a support character to Hal and Tom.

4. Hal fretting about the end - Despite not seeing them as a household for long, I miss the Hal-Leo-Pearl trio. So I can only imagine how Hal must feel. I wonder if he worries about what will happen to him when Tom inevitably dies of old age or when Alex moves on. Sure, it's awhile away but Hal's got nothing if not time. I wouldn't mind at least a scene or two of him worrying about having to say goodbye again. Not just because of what it might mean for him and falling off the wagon again but the agony of having to say farewell to close friends yet again.
aelfgyfu_mead: Being Human s4aelfgyfu_mead on December 2nd, 2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
1. Yes! I would love to see sixteenth-century Hal!

3. Even more YES. They got into a rut with Annie, and I'll be really unhappy if they do the same with the new sole female lead. I'm hopeful, though: we got the definite sense that in life, Annie never had to pull on the strength she had, and it was hard for her to learn how to do it in the afterlife. I thought Alex showed a bit more gumption in life (though of course we got to see her more in life, because we saw Annie only in flashbacks), and things got really bad for her after death really fast, compared to Annie—she was immediately thrown into the possibility of losing the only two people with whom she could communicate. She won't take guff from the other two. I'm looking forward to seeing the dynamics as the three settle in together.

4. That's a great idea. I miss Leo and Pearl, and Hal had a long time with them—much longer than Annie had with George and Mitchell. Hal also seems very inward-looking and reflective.

I want to see Tom finding his place in the world. He really doesn't have much other than killing vampires. I think he needs more! At least he has a couple of friends now, but he seemed a bit too ready to die when he could make a bomb but not a timer or remote detonator.

I want to know more about Alex and who she was in life; we didn't get to see a lot before she died so horribly.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on December 2nd, 2012 08:54 pm (UTC)
I can't decide if the 16th century Hal should be used for comedy or angsty drama. Maybe both. The show's so good at that.

Yes, Alex overall as a person seemed to have a lot more gumption as you put it. I don't want her to lose that now that she's dead. Annie sort of learned about her powers as a ghost because either someone took it upon themselves to teach her or she slowly just picked it up. I'd like Alex to be a bit more proactive about it and even challenge certain things that people tell her she can't do as a ghost. Like the whole staying in the clothes you died in. She hates the idea of being in a dress forever and I can totally see her trying to somehow change that.
darkestboydarkestboy on December 3rd, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC)
Some good ideas. I hope we do get some interesting individual storylines for Hal, Tom and Alex as well as plenty with them together as well.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: YGO_WorthItguardian_chaos on December 6th, 2012 12:29 am (UTC)
My resolve hasn't broken yet for not wanting to be spoiled, so maybe I'll check out those articles at some later date, if I can't help it anymore. Sad about the series being reduced to 6 episodes, but hey! I'm happy to see it at all! The Return of Hal, in particular, has me excited.

Hal fretting about the end

For a split-second, I read this as "farting at the end," and I thought to myself in that split-second, "Um...yes. I'd also like to not see that in series 5, but I thought that goes without saying?"

I wonder if he worries about what will happen to him when Tom inevitably dies of old age or when Alex moves on. Sure, it's awhile away but Hal's got nothing if not time.

Being a vampire must be such a tragic existence. Actually, immortality in general seems to produce so many sad, inevitable goodbyes. Which is why characters like that can be so intriguing. I would also like to see that theme gone into a bit.

Looking forward to the series, definitely!