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Posted Apr 14, 2012 @ 11:03 AM

2) Mother is batshit crazy and thinks she actually gave birth to Suren.



I laughed out loud. Maybe she was speaking in metaphors.


Metaphor! Maybe Mother gave birth to a direct ancestor of Suren (a great-great-great-grandmother or something) so, in a sense, Suren does belong to her. It just took a few centuries for Mother to select a promising descendant to turn into a vampire.
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Posted Apr 15, 2012 @ 4:47 AM

I just thought it was (apparently) a retcon of any earlier backstory on Mother, and she really did give birth to Suren. Then she was turned into a vampire, and subsequently turned Suren.

At least I hope that's the case; I really don't want this to be one of those assy versions where vampires can get pregnant and have vampire babies. It still annoys me that they can walk around in daylight with the help of sunglasses and heavy clothing.
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Posted Apr 15, 2012 @ 6:35 AM

That's actually in keeping with the original Dracula canon. In the book he could go out in daylight, especially if it was cloudy or foggy, he was just a lot weaker.
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Posted Apr 15, 2012 @ 10:35 AM

Media Geek Audio Interview with Sam Witwer

He also did a live fan chat for the finale: http://www.beingfans...livechatwi.html
I so want SimonPegg!Unicorn on the show.
On page 2 he talks about his first encounter with Megan and Sam. Worth reading.

Witrathington at the Wizard World Toronto Comic Con (about 40 min)

ETA:Best. Cast. Ever.

Edited by OptimisticCynic, Apr 15, 2012 @ 7:30 PM.

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Posted Apr 20, 2012 @ 12:48 AM

Another interview of the cast from Wizard World, once again they're being ridiculous and lol-tastic.
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Posted Apr 20, 2012 @ 9:54 AM

Post finale inteview with the cast but looks like it only works for Canadians:
http://www.spacecast...innerspace.aspx
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Posted Apr 22, 2012 @ 9:16 PM

Thank you for posting the interviews. Does anyone know if the cast will be doing commentary for the episodes like they did last year? (I had a blast listening to them.)
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Posted Apr 27, 2012 @ 10:04 AM

More cast goodies from the 2012 SyFy Upfronts:

Huntington and Witwer

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Posted May 8, 2012 @ 10:30 AM

I'm not sure how I feel about this...

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Edited by ChelseaMcQ, May 8, 2012 @ 10:31 AM.

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Posted May 22, 2012 @ 8:45 AM

Video Interview with Sam Witwer:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=6gNEL6gq0qw

Couple of things:

1. The beard! Please get rid of the beard! (If it's for the show, I wasn't aware that vampires could grow facial hair)
2. The Sam Huntington impression at the end is hilarious.
3. So glad to hear that season 3 will have more roommate interaction and Aidan hanging out with people rather than vampires.

Another interview: http://daveherndon.b...motor-city.html

Edited by OptimisticCynic, May 22, 2012 @ 9:27 AM.

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Posted May 22, 2012 @ 2:25 PM

I wouldn't worry about the beard, I've noticed that once they are done filming a lot of the actors grow beards. You can see them all during their comic con interviews.
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Posted May 22, 2012 @ 3:00 PM

I wouldn't worry about the beard, I've noticed that once they are done filming a lot of the actors grow beards. You can see them all during their comic con interviews.


He mentioned the reason was for work, but when asked if it was specifically about Being Human, he didn't answer directly but did say he goes back to filming in a few weeks.

Edited by OptimisticCynic, May 23, 2012 @ 8:42 AM.

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Posted May 31, 2012 @ 1:07 PM

1. The beard! Please get rid of the beard! (If it's for the show, I wasn't aware that vampires could grow facial hair)


We've seen Aidan with muttonchops and mustaches in flashbacks. Many of the Dutch have beards. So did Marcus.
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Posted May 31, 2012 @ 1:13 PM

Ah, I forgot about that mustache! I guess it makes sense then.
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Posted May 31, 2012 @ 6:07 PM

I saw a Twitpic with him and Colin Ferguson outside the venue- I thought it was a homeless dude accosting CF until DH pointed it out.
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Posted Jun 3, 2012 @ 3:54 PM

He mentioned the reason was for work, but when asked if it was specifically about Being Human, he didn't answer directly but did say he goes back to filming in a few weeks.

I got to see Sam Witwer at the Philadelphia Comic Convention this weekend and he did say there that the fur face was for Being Human, which leads me to believe Aidan escapes the grave by turning into a werewolf.
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Posted Jun 4, 2012 @ 12:52 PM

It couldn't be that Mother just wasn't accommodating enough to throw a razor into the coffin with him?
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Posted Jun 4, 2012 @ 6:38 PM

It couldn't be that Mother just wasn't accommodating enough to throw a razor into the coffin with him?

Too funny.

I guess that means it'll be a while before Aidan escapes, I hope that doesn't mean we'll get too many episodes without him. Unlike a number of people I really like all the vampire politics on this show and personally I'm far more interested in what's happening with Aidan than with Josh or Sally.
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Posted Jun 5, 2012 @ 12:54 PM

I guess that means it'll be a while before Aidan escapes, I hope that doesn't mean we'll get too many episodes without him.


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Posted Jun 8, 2012 @ 1:29 PM

Another Q/A with Sam Witwer at Philly Con:

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=3TOrLirDmTU

It is worth it to...

1. see his Sam Huntington hug impression which never gets old
2. his reaction to the guy at 16:37.
3. his "porn voice"

Edited by OptimisticCynic, Jun 8, 2012 @ 1:39 PM.

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Posted Jun 12, 2012 @ 6:07 PM

Coconuts
I saw a Twitpic with him and Colin Ferguson outside the venue- I thought it was a homeless dude accosting CF until DH pointed it out.


LOL…I love the beard. Yes, a little vagranty but his hotness helps pull it off as a thing.


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It is worth it to...

1. see his Sam Huntington hug impression which never gets old
2. his reaction to the guy at 16:37.
3. his "porn voice"


He is so charming! I think he is at his best when he’s doing Q&A and conventions without Sammy and Meaghan. Just because he can let go without it seeming like he is monopolizing someone else’s time.


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Unlike a number of people I really like all the vampire politics on this show...


Me too. It’s the politics that created the conflict for the show and for Aidan. I’m looking forward to someone challenging Mother this year and somehow it adversely screwing up Aidan's life.

But I’d like to see more of Josh being an Alpha. The lore—or at least current lore—always has wolves wanting to pack up and then wanting to have or be an alpha. Maybe it’s that Josh is so sweet but there was none of that and I want to see Josh get Douche baggy
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Posted Jun 12, 2012 @ 6:22 PM

He is so charming! I think he is at his best when he’s doing Q&A and conventions without Sammy and Meaghan. Just because he can let go without it seeming like he is monopolizing someone else’s time.


I don't know - the three of them together is comic gold, I don't think I'd prefer Sam Witwer alone if it meant missing out on the three of them.

I voted for Aidan, Sally, and Josh as the best non-romantic friendship in the Tubey's.
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Posted Jun 12, 2012 @ 7:13 PM

I agree that they have great chemistry when they are interviewing together but sometimes I found/find that their interviews or response to questions can be sort of aimless and/or non-topical. Whereas solo, Witwer was funny and topical.

I should admit that I just discovered Being Human in S2,E7 and I remembered Witwer from Smallville where I loved his interpretation of Davis Bloom's torment (until they ruined his character...bygones). So it's possible that previous exposure fan loyalty is coming into play here. But I just felt like he answered questions, there was no random singing or other instances of ADD, and he interacted with his fans. And I think the guy @ 16:37 brought out the best in his fan interaction-ness.
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Posted Jun 13, 2012 @ 12:17 PM

I remembered Witwer from Smallville where I loved his interpretation of Davis Bloom's torment (until they ruined his character...bygones).


I'm still a tad bitter about what the writers did to Davis. But it wasn't a total surprise. In all their years on the air, Smallville had rarely (if ever) not screwed up a character or storyline.

With Davis, they were doing so well. But, the week leading up to the season finale, I remember thinking, "Come on, show. You've managed to pull off this great character arc for an entire season. Just one more episode to go. Just one more." And things were going fine for Davis in the finale...until the last 5 minutes. Because if any show could completely ruin a character or storyline in just 5 minutes, it was Smallville. They spent a whole season building Davis up as this complex, conflicted character. And they threw it away for a quick, 30-second shock that required Davis to suddenly become a shallow, two-dimensional psycho.

There was a rumor that SW was asked to return to Smallville as Davis's father (Zod), but he turned them down because of what happened with Davis. I don't know whether that was ever confirmed. (Although Zod, played by a different actor, was a major player in the next season.) But I remember thinking that, if it was true, that meant we'd missed out on the chance to have more of SW on our screens, which was a shame. Then BHUS came along.

As a fan of the original BH, I had serious reservations about the remake. I'm sure I would've given it a chance anyway, and judged it on its own merits. But, I admit, learning SW had been cast as the vampire made me open up to the idea of the remake a bit faster, and had me anticipating it a lot more.
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Posted Jun 13, 2012 @ 9:18 PM

There was a rumor that SW was asked to return to Smallville as Davis's father (Zod), but he turned them down because of what happened with Davis. I don't know whether that was ever confirmed.

Rumor: Witwer had signed a one year contract with an option for a second year and the producers decided to activate the second year option.

Not Rumor: There was an interview mid season 8 where he said he'd been told the plan for him for season 9 and he was intrigued by it. At the CW upfronts that year Witwer was on the cast list for season 9, but soon afterwards was taken off.

Rumor: Witwer got out of his contract by arguing he'd signed on to play Davis Bloome and the producers couldn't make him play a different character.

Not Rumor: In an interview over the summer between season 8 and 9, Witwer, who was uncharacteristically short with his answers, was asked if he would make a guest appearance in season 9. He said there was a possibility he'd be back, but only as Davis and he didn't think there was much chance that would happen.

So, rumor not exactly confirmed, but there's strong circumstantial evidence to support it.


I was also excited to hear Witwer would be on BHUS. (I find I'm excited when any actor from SV is cast in something else. I'm like 'Oooooh, chance for them to be in something good.') He has dangerous and brooding down to an art, but he also has a nice subtle touch with the comedy. I can't think of a better actor to play Aiden.
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Posted Jun 14, 2012 @ 12:57 AM

So, rumor not exactly confirmed, but there's strong circumstantial evidence to support it.


I remember there being a few other things on top of what you've mentioned. So I definitely think there's a good chance the rumor was true. And there was a scene in which the spirit of Davis's mother tells him he looks just like his father. That could've been a throw away line, or it could've been that the writers already had SW actually playing his father in mind.

SW as Zod would have been very interesting to see. Nothing against the guy they got to fill the role, but I can just imagine how SW would've played it. But, if he'd been playing Zod, he might not have been available to be cast as Aidan.

I find I'm excited when any actor from SV is cast in something else. I'm like 'Oooooh, chance for them to be in something good.'


I felt a little bad every time some guest star who'd just signed on for a recurring role gave an interview about how excited they were, how great their character sounded, and how great they'd been told their storyline was going to be. But when asked about their experiences after leaving the show, every one I can remember seemed disappointed about how things actually played out. So Witwer is in good company on that score. But he actually got off luckier than most guest stars. If you ignore those last 5 minutes (as I try to do), Davis's storyline is one of the best SV ever did.

Edited by Bitterswete, Jun 14, 2012 @ 12:58 AM.

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Posted Jun 17, 2012 @ 9:08 PM

With the exception of a moment of "jazz - beepbop" their chemistry is undeniable.

https://www.youtube....h?v=yA0TwcsvSag
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Posted Jun 23, 2012 @ 9:47 AM

Considering the success of Tom and Hal in the UK one, I wonder if this version of the show will give us their equivalent of them along with Aidan, Josh, Sally and Nora.
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Posted Jun 23, 2012 @ 11:40 AM

Personally, I hope not. Too be completely honest I don't know too much about them because I stopped watching the show shortly after they came on since they were added on to replace some of the main cast and by that point UK's version of Being Human had become something different than what the show originally was. I'm not bagging on the characters or the show per se, my problem is IMO UK-BH became a sitcom rather than the drama about monsters that I wanted to watch.

That said if the US writers can add them while still being true to the show, then the more the merrier.

Edited by bulldawgtownie, Jun 23, 2012 @ 11:42 AM.

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Posted Jun 24, 2012 @ 10:34 AM

I've been watching some clips of Season 2 online and I might make it my summer thing to catch up with the series again. Season 1 didn't enamour me, though it had it's moments but I might give this show another go.
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