For so long now, I’ve been tired. And frightened. The prospect of this… scream of time in front of me… is terrifying. […] This endless life - never aging, never kissing, never having a family - all the things that make you human… Not having them is a worse hell than anything they’ve got over there.
What I love about being human was the simplicity of the first draft.
Much like drawing, Toby started out with a basic outline: three people doing a house share in England. Then he added detail. Three people sharing a house in Bristol, each with mental health issues.
And then he added a little drop of crazy.
Three people sharing a house and their mental health disabilities are portrayed through the supernatural, fuck it, let’s make them a vampire (addiction) a ghost (anxiety and agoraphobia) and a werewolf (aggression).
And thus five seasons of amazing storytelling ensued.
Death was always a certainty. The punch line we could all see coming. So, what have we got left to look forward to? Us refugees. Maybe, if we still deserve such a thing as mercy, we find each other. –Being Human (Season 1)