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Being Human: The Complete 2nd Season (2012/U.S. Version/E1 Blu-ray Set)


Picture: A-     Sound: B     Extras: C     Episodes: B+



Three unlikely roommates continue their unlikely existence together: a vampire, werewolf, and a ghost.  While trying to stay hidden and fit in with humans society, they must not only dealing with humans who discover their secret and what they really are, but the other supernatural communities come and test their desire to live a 'normal' life.  Can the really live on as humans when they are really the monsters that go bump in the night?


In the Second Season of the U.S. version of Being Human, the supernatural community take an interest in reminding Aidan, Josh and Sally they are not human and only pretending, sooner or later they must give in to their darker desires.  Aiden must not deal with only their vampire matriarch, Mother, but regain control the vampires of Boston while serving under Mother's spoiled daughter, and his ex-lover.  Josh must not only take care of his recent girlfriend newly turned werewolf and discovers more werewolves out there.  As Sally comes to terms with her death and the fact she is a ghost, her powers grow but now must deal with a mysterious Reaper, shredding stray ghosts like her. 


This is the story of how a vampire, werewolf and ghost try to co-exist with each other and the unaccepting world around them.  While their nature made them into natural enemies, they wish to co-exist with human society and not prey on them. But how long can they resist their own desires?  This series is different from the BBC of Being Human, while it has more episodes and better special effects and costuming, the story leaves much to be desired, the story deviates from the British version and focus more on the supernatural beings and their societies, instead of dealing with humans and helping each other to be more human, in short an American version is a poor knock off of the original.  


The 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image is an HD shoot, but looks really good on each and every episode, while the DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mix is very smooth, well mixed and fine episode after episode.  The resulting combination is better than the BBC Blu-rays of the U.K. series we have seen so far.  Extras include making of the series, behind the scenes interview, and Being Human at San Diego Comic-Con 2012.




Episode 1: Turn this Mother Out

Aiden must fill the void in the vampire community after the death of Bishop, Josh finds out he turned Nora into a werewolf, and Sally's powers grow.


Episode 2: Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?

Josh deals with Nora werewolfism, Aidan must deal with Mother's daughter, and Sally joins a ghost therapy group.


Episode 3: All Out of Blood

Josh and Nora deal with their first shape change together.  Sally learns of a medium who can help her reincarnate and Aiden runs out of blood bags from the hospital.


Episode 4: (I Loathe You) for Sentimental Reason

Aidan struggles with his past life, former lover and his desire for blood.  Josh meets a twin pair of werewolves, and Sally meets old high school friends who are dead.


Episode 5: Addicted to Love

Sally becomes addict to possessing and have sex with other people's body but then find out there are 'side effects'. Aidan finds an old 'friend' from the past who is still alive.


Episode 6: Mama Said There'd Be Decades Like These

Josh must clear Nora's name from murder. Sally meets her mother's ghost.  Aidan past comes back to haunt him.


Episode 7: The Ties That Blind

Sally beings to learn of the Reaper that is following her. Josh tries to fix things with his relationship with Nora and Aidan is hunted by the twin werewolves.


Episode 8: I've Got You Under My Skin

Sally makes a deal with the Reaper, and Aidan and Suren must deal with the illegal vampire of Boston.


Episode 9: When I Think About You I Shred Myself

Sally learns of the true nature of the Reaper, Aidan find a way for his old friend to come back to vampire society... painfully.


Episode 10: Dream Reaper

Sally gets stuck in a dream world created by her and the Reaper.


Episode 11: Don't Fear the Scott

Aidan and Suren try to elope together.  Josh rekindles the fire with his old fiancée, Sally come to face the guilt of those she reaped.


Episode 12: Partial Eclipse of the Heart

A solar eclipse wrecks havoc on both mortal and paranormal planes of existence with tragic consequences for Josh and Sally.


Episode 13: It's My Party and I'll Die If I Want To

Josh must deal with his responsibility in Julia's death, Sally faces her own demons and Aidan no longer cares about the consequences and decides to kill Mother.



For a look at the original U.K. series, check out our coverage of the initial seasons on Blu-ray at these links:





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