The key to making this show successful for viewers is approaching the premiere as if you had never seen an original episode at all, as if the amazing and awesome BBC version just doesn't exist. At least that's how I did it and I really felt that the show worked. I'm tuning in next week... so long as it doesn't play against Castle.
My initial impressions were this:
*The casting was spot-on, especially for Josh, the tormented werewolf character. He does the lost puppy look very well, and he has a nice emotional range. He made me laugh too (walking down the street in a polyester dress, or mopping the floor in his new place). Sally (ghost) also scored an A and I look forward to her smart-ass wit. I predict that she will be my favorite. Aidan (vampire) started out so-so for me, mostly because he didn't have the sexiness that I was looking for, but I liked him more towards the end of the episode. He hit it with the brooding attitude and I liked his vibe so I'm just hoping he adds a dash of sexy next week. The potential is definitely there.
*Good special effects. This is something that I was worried about because SyFy can easily jump into the realm of cheestastic CGI or worse, the Halloween mask-like costumes and corn syrup blood. The transformation scene was cool and so was all the bloody stuff. The fangs were also decent.
Best Lines (that I can remember off the top of my head):
*Are you trying to scare us with Bon Jovi? -Aidan to Sally
*At least I don't masturbate to NOVA! - Sally to Josh
SyFy has loads of Being Human stuff up at their website, including a cool blog, videos, character bios and more. So stop by and visit. I'll be back next week with a brief episode 2 recap.
Did you tune in to the premiere? What did you think? Let's compare notes!