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Monday, 28 February 2011

Being Human Is The Greatest Thing On TV Right Now.

We're a good way into the third series of Being Human on BBC Three now and I think it's fair to say that the series has ramped up to masterpiece proportions. We're still getting the same old "stand alone stories", as always; this year, a pissed-up zombie, a not-so-dead-after-all ghost-dad and, not-so stand-alone, an amnesiac phycho-killing vampire, back from the dead (again).

Yep, Herrick is back. Has he lost his memories? Really? Does he have a plan? Judging by his behaviour away from our threesome in Sunday's episode it would seem that he really doesn't know who he is - he's struggling with this insatiable need thirst for blood, struggling to work out what he is. Mitchel seems hell-bent on helping Herrick find his true self, if only to find out the secret of "coming back" - a last ditch attempt to survive, should he fail to dodge the "wolf-shaped bullet" that, it seems, is destined to end his existence.

But who is the wolf? McNair (Robson Green) seemed a prime candidate until recently, when both George and Nina clashed with Mitchel over his maniacal want to do something about 'this Herrick situation'. If you were going to ask me to put money on it, I'd say we're looking at a nasty falling out between Mitchel and George - and it's not going to end well at all. Not well at all, not for anybody. I fear there's a reason we're being given a new cast of characters, very likable characters, in the web-drama Becoming Human - the clue is in the title.

Whatever happens, there's not a lot of time left to put your guess out there. There's so much happening under the surface that this Box Tunnel Twenty debacle may be just a ruse to throw us off a very sad, very bittersweet end to come. But whatever, it's still the best show on television. Watch it, Sundays. Or catch up on iPlayer. Good.