Parents' Guide to

Being Human

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Edgy British show about "monsters" examines human nature.

TV BBC America Drama 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 17+

Amazon Gives Improper Rating

I am watching this series after having watched the US version which I loved. I almost suggested to my 13 daughter that we watch this series together, and I am so thankful I didn’t. The rating of 13+ on Amazon Prime and IMDB is WAY off the mark. In the intimate scenes, women are clothed and they show backside male nudity. The physicality is realistic which is why this show is not appropriate for 13 plus. It is maybe 16 plus if you have a well balanced, healthy adolescent.
age 18+

Older teens and adults only

I rated this low cause this genre is not for me. However, my 14 yr old wants to watch it and it is a little too much. This is a show for adults and should not be marketed to young teens. 18 and up.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (6 ):

The characters aren't fully human, but they give it a good try, and their struggles shed some light on what it really means to be a person. All they want, just like anyone else, is to find love and enjoy life. Their stories are all tragic in different ways. For Annie, the worst part of being a ghost is loneliness; few people can see her, and she finds it especially painful to see her beloved former fiancé. Mitchell must control both his craving for blood and his erotic desires because romantic encounters can trigger his thirst and often end badly for his partners. And gentle George is mortified after every transformation to see the destruction caused by his wild alter ego.

These already challenging lives are further complicated when the three meet others of their kind, especially Mitchell and George. Neither of them wants to fully embrace their dark natures, but they're constantly tempted, and watching their brethren revel in their power is alluring. In such moments of weakness, it's important that they can lean on each other. The characters in this unusual and entertaining series have a very special friendship, based on the shared knowledge that none will ever be fully human.

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