Industrial-Sized Deals Shop all Back to School Shop Men's Hightops Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Cecile McLorin Salvant $5 Off Fire TV Stick Subscribe & Save Shop Popular Services hog hog hog  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Nintendo Digital Games Shop Back to School with Amazon Back to School with Amazon Outdoor Recreation Deal of the Day
Customer Review

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A little too much change, March 20, 2013
This review is from: Being Human (U.K.) Season 4 (Amazon Instant Video)
I liked the first two seasons of Being Human so much, that I actually bought them on Amazon Video-on-Demand. I was pleased to see that I could watch seasons 3 and 4 on Amazon Prime and catch up. But I'd heard from others that the show has been cancelled after season 5 (currently being broadcast), and I can understand why. I don't think shows ever do well when they eliminate major characters; Primeval killed off its lead and then the show died and was revived after a couple of seasons. There's a complete character turnover by the end of season 4 of Being Human, and the new characters aren't as appealing. Maybe the writers felt they'd done all they could with the characters, but in my opinion, when that happens you let the character grow and evolve, not kill him/her off. I always find "mass takeover by evil empire/post apocalyptic dystopian future" stories to be crashing bores, too. But that's just me--obviously, those stories are massively popular at the moment (Hunger Games, et al).

Still, Being Human is one of the best supernatural shows I've seen, and I continue to give them loud huzzahs for having the courage to defy several stupid vampire cliches, such as incendiary sunlight and vampires not eating (both of them are modern fictional conventions that are 100% divergent from original folklore and pre-1920s fiction). The "good guy vampire holding out against all the other totally evil vampires" has gotten to be another tedious cliche I wish would die off, though.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details