Nicole Grey (foenix) wrote,
Nicole Grey
foenix

Being American

So, I watch both the original UK version and the US version of Being Human.

I'm not a huge fan of the original, but it's six (or so) episodes a year, so it's not a huge waste of my time either.  It's mildly entertaining, and has gotten better since that first rough season.

Better than "Demons" was...but I digress.

I keep debating if I like the UK or US version more.  The US version seems to be VERY on the nose and not very subtle.  And the original wasn't the subtlest thing in the world to begin with.  It is, to be blunt, very American.  Which isn't necessarily a bad thing!  I'm just saying, there is no mistaking where it comes from.

I think what I've decided is that I like the UK's *characters* more than the American's.  They feel more natural, more comfortable in their roles.  That may be time, that may be better writing, or anything.  But they're the right versions of the characters, in my head.

But I like the *stories* coming out of the US version better, more or less.  More episodes a season leads to more room to breathe and develop and do things, I suppose.

This is an ongoing discussion in my brain as I catch up with the US's episodes though, so I might revise my thoughts on it.

J
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