I never do this. Ever. My posts are normally so organised and, well, pointy. But this is totally pointless and girlie in an "OFMGifIdon'tgetthissqueeoutofmysystemI'
So yes. I have a new fandom. I'm in love. Hard. Please allow you to introduce you to... Being Human
I haven't felt this way about any show since Torchwood. I haven't obsessed this much since I had that dream about acting alongside David Tennant about three years ago and spent about three weeks constantly on the verge of tears and kicking myself that I was brought up sensible and didn't rebel against my parents, tell Business Studies to get bent and go to drama school like I would do now if I had my time again. My obsession has kicked in hard. Seriously, I'm totally overwhelmed and I can't stop thinking about it. I feel like a teenager. I'm drowning in oxytocin and my synapses are doing backstroke.
And the weirdest thing about this total pre-occupation? It's not principally shippy. Don't get me wrong, the show has aaaall kinds of potential to be shippy. The three people sharing the house have all sorts of slash/het potential. The way actor who plays the vampire, Mitchell, looks and they way he's portraying the character add up to one hell of a sexy package. The way that Mitchell is protective towards the werewolf, George, is adorable and you could totally see something more there. And both the episodes I've seen so far have had flashes of shippable chemistry with both the boys and their female ghostly housemate, Annie. Then there's the external relationships: the fact that George is apparently so socially hapless; the fact that even when he's trying not to be Mitchell is just so, so predatory.
And the performances they all put in to portray the human emotions they come across in trying to manage their social exclusion are just exquisite. It doesn't back away from the darkness, the violence and the bleaker aspects of humanity and it's even better for that.
But I'm not just watching it and pairing off the characters. I'm watching it because I'm riveted by incisive, witty dialogue and snappy banter the like of which I haven't heard since the heyday of Buffy
and the fact that I'm already invested in the characters and their future even though I've only spent a scant two hours in their company.
Whoever is picking the tunes for the soundtrack is an effin' genius too. Choosing Muse's "Showbiz" as the backdrop to Mitchell staring out of the window broodily, contemplating the darker aspects of his vampiric nature, as just inspired.
So, overall, I love Love LOVE this show. Love it. Hard. Squee over.
For now ;)