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2nd March 2012 09:00:00
Posted by Nick Bryan

Being Human: Hold The Front Page - Spoiler-Free Preview!

Preview of Being Human: Hold The Front Page, starring Damien Molony, Micheal Socha and Lenora Crichlow.
The upcoming episode of Being Human features the return of a popular vampire character from last year. No, not Mitchell, he’s still dead; this is Adam, teen bloodsucker and star of his own web-based spin off: Becoming Human. It was actually quite good, if you didn’t watch it at the time.

But that’s not what we’re here to talk about. How did his return measure up? (And no spoilers, as ever.)

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Happily, Adam is as gleefully obnoxious as he was before. His strange combination of teenage hormones and middle-aged cynicism works well. They’ve come up with an interesting plot too – this isn’t just “Adam turns up again”. I won’t spoil it, in case you’re determined to remain pure, but they did lay it out in the trailer at the end of the last one.

Tom gets a little sidelined, so prepare yourself, wolf-fans, but that does happen in this show. Annie was a distant third throughout the early years. Speaking of the ghost, she does a surprisingly capable job of being the mother of the house this time, nurturing yet not irritating. This is the first episode where she hasn’t annoyed me for... quite some time.

So yes, this looks like another positive review. If last week’s thin effort represented a wobble, this one sees them straighten up and get back on track. Bravo, Team Human. If I had to criticise (and sometimes I do), the vague plot shape has some similarities to that last one. I’m not moaning about post-traumatic stress, just think they should mix up the order a bit better.

Still, this is a good showing from Being Human, and I’m back to loving the new series. How are you all finding it? Like last week? Looking forward to next? Sound off below.

More information on the official BBC Being Human site