1. Because the main characters are a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost.
A werewolf, a vampire, and a ghost decide to become roommates. Or rather, a werewolf and a vampire decide to become roommates and then discover their new house is haunted. And okay, yes, it could be the set-up to a bad joke, but it actually makes for a pretty awesome show with multiple mythologies and layers. Not only do we get multiple types of supernatural creatures, but we also get multiple flavours: one part friendship/domestic drama, one part supernatural drama, and one part medical drama because the vampire and werewolf work in a hospital. And that means a little something for everyone.
2. Because it's all about friendship
The core of the show is the relationship between the three (later four*) lead characters. Their relationships are sometimes rocky in the beginning, but by the end of the first season, they're best friends and chosen family and utterly prepared for die for each other. Watching that process--and watching what it does for them--is one of the joys of the show. All three of them have been drawn into a world they didn't choose; the show is about the three of them helping each other find a way to live in that world, and to make choices that they can live with.
3. Because there are historical flashbacks
And because it's fun looking at all the different costumes.
4. Because it's a remake of another show
The US version of Being Human is a remake of the British show, so one of the great joys (for people who enjoy that kind of thing) is being able to watch two completely different interpretations of the same premise. If you loved the UK version, this is a chance to see the same premise enacted with a fourth cast. If you didn't care for the UK version, the US version is different enough that it's worth giving it a chance. Either way, it's fun to watch the little (and occasionally not-so-little) differences during the first season when the shows mostly parallel each other
5. Because the cast is adorable
Who can resist those faces? ;)
* I realize I've completely neglected Nora in this write-up because I'm trying to avoid spoilers, but trust me--she's an awesome reason to watch the show all on her own.
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