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I love the concept of the Men with Sticks and Ropes from the start

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It's the obligatory shot of George's bum - pretty sure it was in his contract

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the men with sticks and ropes!



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That whole thing, the men with sticks & ropes is such a strong image. Love the fact that Lord Toby plucked it out of thin air, it wasn't something he'd really thought about. Really nice that we finally got to see them too!

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is that Herrick????



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Wow!! Herrick couldnt be any more different! x

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Pilot Herrick didn't have that atmosphere of menace

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Yep that's Herrick - Boring in comparison to one we know & love

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All the vamps in the Pilot are more "suave", or at least trying to be, more camp. Which surprises me since the original concept was humans with an addiction.  Then in the Series proper they really seemed like humans with an addiction.



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Oh so this bit was put into the US version! I really liked that so im excited it was on our version first! xx

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this scene with the transformation is epic

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No one can screech like RT...

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Ooh its really good isnt it! I love Annies emotion in this bit

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Russel Tovey is the only one that's really putting out an emotional performance.



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The way RT screeches during the transformation makes me want to cry, he really sounds like he's in pain poor baby

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He is so good at transforming!

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It was one of the things Lord Toby wanted to change when they got the full series: make the vampires less Anne Rice & gothic & more like the people who fell asleep on the night bus, which was a v good call!
Don't know if any of you are parents & therefore get subjected to Grandpa in my pocket, but the actress who plays the mum in that is also the estate agent who shows Mitchell & George round the pink house. Everytime I see her I think of her rude comment to Mitchell

Here's an article about the re-casting for series 1: http://blogs.thestage.co.uk/tvtoday/2008/11/being-human-cast-announced----whos-in-whos-out/



-- Edited by su hemming on Wednesday 5th of June 2013 09:17:39 PM

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Ooh thanks! Have made the link live so you can just click it now :) x

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@timeandtide Yes!!! Knew I'd seen her somewhere before.

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"Does anyone ever choose Slytherin."
"No, because that's like saying I'm a sociopath".

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Thanks for that link timeandtide,
it's interesting reading some of the comments about the recasting, some people obviously preferred the pilot as it was.

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"I think that they'd say, 'it's probably best if you just stay in the canteen for the next five years'." Really like this scene of them in the pub, talking about Hogwarts!

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Lauren is so aweful! 



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i never thought id say this, but i prefer the other lauren too! And she was bloody annoying! x

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Urg, this Lauren is straight out of Twilight. Again, glad for the recast!

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@LouLou Well they did campaign for it to be made into a series!

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@timeandtide yes thats a cute scene

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Awww!!!!1 Well that was good wasnt it!!

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It did need improving compared to the rest of the show but as far as pilot go, it wasn't bad. And I always thought that those who hadn't seen it didn't completely get the first episode.

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Yes! And it would have hooked me if I'd see it.

But so glad of the recast and the change in the way the vampires are portrayed!

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I do like that there were some holes filled in.  



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here's an interview with Toby on the genesis of Being Human and the characters:

Exclusive: Writer Toby Whithouse on Being Human

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I think watching it back now weve been spoiled with the brilliant new cast and so the pilot cast just dont compare! I did enjoy it though i can see why people petitioned to get it made into a complete series x

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Being a vampire girl I probably would have been hooked by the concept if I'd seen the pilot first, but looking at it in hindsight, I found it very bland in comparison.



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And I can't fangirl over the MwSaR enough ^.^ I adore BH afterlife. It's the reason I watched past the pilot (because I didn't much like the vampires of the pilot)



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I'm grateful that they did! I also really enjoyed seeing Seth again even if he isn't quite the same.

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The blog, before series 1 started:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/beinghuman/2008/12/



-- Edited by su hemming on Wednesday 5th of June 2013 09:39:15 PM

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@little_blue_star Seth was far less manical in the pilot I think. in series 1 he always had that wide mad grin

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Yeh seth was just an evil vampire in the pilot wasnt he! We didnt get any of his classic sethisms :)

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Thanks for the link, domino! It really shows that they spent so long working out the characters, not time wasted at all.

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I'm sure pilot Seth did not point at planes...

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I do think I've been totally corrupted by how good the series was post pilot. Loved the transformation scene, apart from that I wasn't too impressed. But I am really biased now because obviously I love Aiden and Lenora!

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Yes BH has a very original take on the afterlife, it's given this concrete form. The vampires in this pilot do seem very American (soz Whimsy) and don't really work for me. They somehow lack menace!

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Oh and look who I found in the comments under Mitchell's prequel on the old blog (thanks for the link, Shoe!)?

"16. At 18:13 29th Mar 2009, brookesey wrote:
" sexy vampire, I'm falling in love...."
oh blimey, I blame Toby."



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Aww isnt it lovely to see lovely brookesey right at the start :) x

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Thanks to everyone who came!! This was fun!!!

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I think everyone went off to read old blog comments, shall be heading back to twitter then, see you guys

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Just read this on the blog

"Can you imagine the original male model hunk of a vampire working as a hospital porter? Would have looked ridiculous."
Its a bloke and he's saying that pilot Mitchell better looking than the AT! WTF

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Same time next week for episode 1? It's been really nice watching it with you all!

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