Had to borrow this one from Khaleesi…
Blog with audio commentary from Jaime Murray and Tony Curran:
I have reached the point where I have to ask myself, why am I so drawn to entertainment that is dark and depraved yet decidedly humorous? At any given moment I’m yelling at my television, “Oh my God!”, and then in the next moment guffawing, “Oh, my side.” How do I justify these acts of murder and mayhem in a moral sense when applied to the dead, the undead, and the deadly? My answer, it’s simply Being Human.
Being Human is the Syfy Channel series that although originated in the UK, has taken on an afterlife of its own here in the States. Three very unlikely heroes, a vampire (Sam Witwer), a ghost (Meaghan Rath), and a werewolf (Sam Huntington), form a supernatural support group hell bent on protecting each other from a society dead set on exorcising them from its ranks. Forced into this other world by no choice of their own, they are now forced to “live” out their new existence all the while desperately trying to fit in and be human…or as humanly possible as they can.
The series just completed its third, and in my opinion, best season with a finale that leaves each character in limbo. No wait, limbo was the season two finale. In any case, take my word for it that the season three end is an absolute killer. As a result, I sought out one of the writing team to try and get a little insight into what makes Being Human so incredibly thought provoking and yet so darkly entertaining. The embedded podcast is a record of my conversation with the very witty and charming, Chris Dingess.
Sit back, grab some popcorn or a nice bloody steak (or stake), and get ready to laugh, yes laugh. Never has blood, black magic, and being uniquely un-human been quite this humorous.
Podcast with The Good Wife Stand-Ins
As much as I make fun of social networks, I have to admit, had it not been for Twitter and my better three-quarters boasting all the time about her Tweet-ship with two insiders on the set of The Good Wife, I never would have gotten the chance to chat with Danielle and Carlton. In that I’m much more fascinated with the behind the scenes workings of the magic of television, I find the work of a series stand-in fascinating. As Danielle puts it, they are not just a hand here and a back of a head there (and a butt and a belly), they are efficiency experts that keep the cameras rolling where most needed. Hmm, that’s a good point to ponder, but if you are like me, you are probably just as interested in the interactions between what is Will (or Alicia) and what is not.
Sit back, grab a snack, and get ready to laugh. God knows, I did.
Check it out HERE
My podcast with N&N files’ Christina Cox and Liz Vassey is live. Listen here: