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American "Being Human" Season Two Teaser

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | October 12, 2011 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | October 12, 2011 |

The American version of “Being Human” hasn’t been terrible, it just hasn’t really distinguished itself much from the original British version. It’s sort of like “The Office” that way, in that it has to walk a thin line. Too much like the original and there’s just no point, but too different and it doesn’t seem like they should have bothered giving it the same title. The problem with the first season of the American version was that while in its thirteen episodes it had very different things happen than happened in the British version, it didn’t quite distinguish the characters. They might have been going through different weekly storylines, but the three main characters still felt essentially like the three characters from across the pond.

That said, it certainly wasn’t a bad season and it did score some fairly high ratings for SyFy, enough to warrant at least one more season. Here’s the briefest of teaser trailers:

Eh, it’s not good or bad, it’s just too short to make much of an impact. But if you didn’t like the first season, I should remind you that it could always be worse. I don’t mean the professional wrestling that SyFy inexplicably airs, I mean that SyFy has picked up a game show hosted by Jaleel White, Urkel himself, and here’s the description:

Total Blackout is a comedic game show in which contestants battle each other and their fears in a series of challenges. However, there is a twist — all the challenges are played in complete darkness. There are no lights, no blindfolds and no-holds barred as the players face their fears and unexpected surprises in a series of nerve-wracking games

No, no, don’t adjust the contrast on your television, the entire show is a black screen. That’s got to be a metaphor for something.

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