So we're 3 episodes into Being Human - American Redux. I've sat with this, because I don't want to be impulsive (I'm trying something new). Here's my take. Sally is the weakest link, here. I didn't find Annie anywhere near as annoying as I find Sally.
The next-to-the-weakest link is Josh. Of course Sam Huntington was doomed to be compared to Russell Tovey, and as could be predicted, Sam doesn't have the timing or cuteness or sexiness of Russell. In fact, to paraphrase myself, I didn't find George anywhere near as annoying as I find Josh.
The strongest link, by far, is Aidan. I have no trouble at all believing that everyone he encounters wants to throw him to the floor and suck his cock, which is pretty much what the vampire mystique is about.
He's got sweet, sexy pecs and a sultry face with pouty lips. In some ways, he's the least like his BBC counterpart, and perhaps that's the key to why I'm liking him the most. I may even find his tormented addict on the wagon pathos perhaps even a tad more meaningful from Sam W. than from Aidan Turner. But don't worry, Aidan (the actor, not the character), a hot Irish accent will always tip the balance Aidan's way though in determining who I'd prefer to be bit by.
I cringe a little when SyFy promotional ads refer to this as "as original series." I cringe a lot when I'm trolling for caps, watching the episodes online, and a straight Christian dating website is the primary advertiser (WTF?). But I'm firmly a fan of Being Human SyFy for a few reasons (beyond a desperate craving to see more of Sam W. naked). They American redux is already cleaning up some of the odd plot inconsistencies that the first run with BBC apparently didn't notice (like Annie can pick up objects and move them around in BBC). They're taking the time to bring the audience along, explaining carefully and conscientiously what we need to know about this version of vampires, werewolves, and ghosts that we might not have known from other iterations of them. They're already working in more characters and more tension, even as they follow remarkably closely to the BBC script.
All told, and more to the point of this blog, this is absolutely heading to a Being Human Smackdown in a homoerotic wrestling universe near you. Russell and Aidan will be, without a doubt, climbing back into the ring together to face off with their wannabes-mini-me's. I honestly don't know how this will all turn out, but I predict that there will definitely be ear pulling, ass slapping, cock and pec clawing, and the sexual tension that both versions of this show effectively draw between the boys simply must be consummated. Stay tuned.