Beware, some minor spoilers ahead!
Season 4 of Being Human picks up with the multiple cliffhanger that left fans hanging and begging for more at the end of last season. Aidan let his werewolf-blood infected progeny, Kenny, run away rather than killing him like he should have. Josh is a werewolf again and after going through his first change since being turned, again, he is apparently permanently trapped in his wolf form, even during the day. And Sally has been dragged into another plane of existence by the witch Donna.
Aidan and Nora are doing their best to wrangle Wolf-Josh while staying out in the woods for months. While seemingly pleasant, the dimension in which Sally is trapped with Donna, must have a sinister side to it. As expected, all of the characters are dealing with their personal demons, both literal and figurative. Will they carry on as their respective monsters or give in to death and pain? Well it wouldn’t be much of a show if they did that right away.
At this point the lead actors are these characters, they’ve owned them from the start and I, like many of the show’s fans, love them. …or maybe it’s just my school-boy crush on Meaghan Rath I’m feeling.
While a pretty solid season opener for fans of the series, new-comers cannot just jump in at this point. You will be totally lost. The narrative was all over the place trying to play catch up. It’s this detail that was probably the weakest aspect of the premiere. The writers focused too much on trying to wrap up certain plot-lines up rather than letting the viewers worry about how things will turn out. I know it’s a fine line to walk: go too quickly and things seem rushed, take too long and the fans scream about being bored. Usually I feel that this show paces things quite well, but this was a bit rushed. Hopefully it won’t be a problem this season. I enjoyed this episode and it had some good twists. I’m definitely looking forward to the rest of this season and hoping the quality is where the fans expect it to be.
Those of you looking to get into the show from the beginning are in luck: the first three seasons are available to stream on Netflix and various VOD services.