Being out of school & having only a part time job has all of a sudden new chances to try new television shows. So I had Eric download me the American version of Being Human & decided to try Girls & Femmes Fatales on OnDemand. I’d heard a lot of Being Human from some friends on Facebook & they seemed to really enjoy it. Girls & Fmmes Fatales had interesting blurbs and either just started or had season 1 available so I decided on those to try one night while I was bored. Below are my thoughts.
So there’s Aidan the vampire, Josh the werewolf & Sally the ghost. They all live together in one house & try to make a go of it with their resp0ective struggles. Josh is an orderly at a hospital & Aidan is a nurse at the same hospital. Yeah, a vamp working at a hospital, sound familiar? It’s really not. Anyway…. I truly expected to love this show from the get-go, I remember seeing a preview of it & I just couldn’t wait to try it. Well I’ve tried it & I just can’t force myself to go back and finish the season. I find Aidan (hot as all hell ;-p) just the cliché struggling to stay good vamp but failing at times. I liked that there are vampires in every facet of the city to ‘clean up’ any mistakes that any of them make. I did like seeing Mark Pellegrino back on screen though, there’s just something I love about him & hey being head vamp dude is not so shabby. Josh is THE most annoying werewolf in the world I’m sure. I cannot stand his whining or his whiny faces. And Sally, well there just wasn’t much to her at first & I don’t think I’ve made it far enough to say how I really feel about her. I’ve checked the spoilers though & if you’re anything like me, you are right as rain about her death circumstances.
Overall, it has some moments but not enough to draw me in. I think I’ll try the British version since it’s on NetFlix. The acting’s not bad but I don’t feel much chemistry among the characters, but again it could be that I just haven’t made it very far in. For me, B-
It was an interesting concept to me. Women (always gorgeous, of course) coming out on top through methods not exactly innocent. Boy was I wrong. This is apparently based on a Men’s magazine which explains a lot I didn’t know in the first 3 episodes. One reviewer on IMDB said he didn’t feel as though nudity was seen just for the sake of seeing it, I disagree. I saw so many lady bits I was confused about what I was watching. The show is a cheesefest, over the top acting that I
‘m sure hope is a part of the act. The show apparently does pretty well but I’m not sure who’s watching it, okay scratch that it’s men duh. The few plots that I’ve seen have had potential, a young movie starlet being thrown in jail with a jealous head guard & she has to survive however she can, even after catching the token jail baddie & a nurse who is taken hostage by a gangbanger brought in from a gun fight. But everything went so wrong.
Overall, too cheesy/skinemaxy for me. C-
I’ll be honest I’m not yet sure how I feel about this show. Actually that’s not totally true. I feel the same way I felt about Nurse Jackie when I started watching that. I felt an inexplicable draw to it. I needed to know what was going to happen but I wasn’t sure why. The creator’s (Lena Dunham) character is by far the most irritating character on television right now. She reminds me of Michael Cera, the voice, the mannerisms & the incessant talking fast to make a point. I was a girl that age once & my sister is that age now. This is not the strange shit that happens when you are 19-20. Certainly not Jessa’s life!! Although I have to admit she is my fave character because 1. I LOVE her accent & 2. She’s not afraid to be vocal about wanting & getting sex & 3. She’s not bloody afraid of anything. She’s fucking wild & crazy and I envy that mentality. The ‘I can do whatever the fuck I want’ mentality. Shoshanna is by far underused in this show, the last episode she accidentally smoked crack & I cracked up. Normally this wouldn’t be so funny, but she already talks a mile a minute & then she sped up WHILE running away from the guy Jessa told to watch over her. And then there’s Marnie. She is the quintessential girl in the group defined by her relationship with her boyfriend. She is absolutely gorgeous but bitchy as all hell & annoying because everything revolves around her relationship with Charlie or lack thereof. Back quick to Hannah since I got off track up there. She is in a very strange relationship with a guy named Adam who is ALWAYS inappropriate & quite honestly a jackass to her. She is floating from job to job after being cut off financially from her parents which she whined about like a little bitch. Seriously?!?! Time to grow the fuck up!! Honestly she annoys me like crazy, yeah I know I’ve already said that but I don’t think I can say it enough.
Anyhoo, because I can’t help but be drawn back in but also because I don’t know why I’m going to hover between an A- & a B+. But I think it’s worth a try for anyone really.