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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 10:13 UK time, Thursday, 14 January 2010

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For those of you who've had your head in a decompression chamber for the past year, Toby Whithouse is the creator, writer and all-round God-like overlord of everything Being Human. And he's ready and waiting to answer your Being Human questions...

So if you've got a question you'd love him to answer, write it in the comments below. Toby will be keeping an eye on them and will reply to his favourites soon.

Fire away! Toby's listening...

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  • Comment number 1.

    I was wondering... With Annie's new job, won't they notice that she wears the same clothes everyday?

  • Comment number 2.

    Any word as to when the new series of Being Human is going to make it to the US and other parts of the world? I know I'm going crazy not being able to watch the new episodes yet here in California. I know I speak for many when I say that you have a great deal of fans here in the US.

  • Comment number 3.

    Will TW be replying to his favourite questions or his favourite bloggers?

  • Comment number 4.

    Are you still suprised at the level of activity on the blog...and tell us honestly do you ever read them? (We won't be offended if you say no...we know you have been a bit busy recently)

  • Comment number 5.

    I've noticed little sign posts in episode 1 with the Temple Church and obviously the rant over Daniel and being delivered. In series 1 it was explored with help from a Catholic priest and the Jewish symbolism. Is religion or lack of going to be a big player in this series? If so, in what context?

    Lauren and other vampires were repulsed by the smell of George yet Daisy and Mitchell don't seem to be. Why is that?

    Have you ever seen a climbing wall in a pub? If so, where?- I want to go.

  • Comment number 6.

    @mustardseed (Comment #3)

    Toby will be picking his favourite comments out of all of them, so all questions welcome...

  • Comment number 7.

    VF: Just found out this was up but a little something for you first..

    You might be interested in the following which you may not have had yet... MSN interview http://tv.uk.msn.com/ Its on right hand side about halfway down the page, or it was..hope still is...this was done at the Curzon last week...and also link to YT vid Series 2 Episode 2 Preview... http://youtu.be/-YDGyzqeOlA?a

  • Comment number 8.

    Do you need any runners? XD

    No joking, joking, I'd love to know what the ideas are like for the US version? Will it be the same plot, three supernatural creatures living in a house or will it be different?

  • Comment number 9.

    awh!! that MSN interview is brill each time i see a new interview with them i'm reminded how lovely they all are!!

  • Comment number 10.

    Hi! With vampires, werewolves and ghosts already covered, do you plan to include any more supernatural beings in the programme?

  • Comment number 11.

    What were you looking for when you were casting the charachters, because each actor is amazing, and fit in perfectly in how I imagined them to be.

  • Comment number 12.

    Question for Toby please:

    How much re-writing did you need to do for S3 to fit in with changes like the move to Wales?

  • Comment number 13.

    Where exactly has all the comedy gone? I watched series one religiously and found George's high pitched squeaking hilarious as well as all the rest of the characters and their highly amusing situations that they seemed to get themselves into.
    However series 2, is deadly serious... not laugh out loud moment for me in ep1... although Annie's job interview did raise a smile. Have you gone down a darker side for a purpose? when did George suddenly decide to be such a hard ass?
    I will continue watching as a group of me and my mates get together to watch it on a Sunday night... I really hope you will get me to giggle again. :D

    x

  • Comment number 14.

    Right question for Toby would have to be:

    Do you start writing with an idea of the overarching story for the whole series? so for example did you not right from ep 1 of last series that George would end up killing Herrick and scratching Nina or does the storyline develop as your wiriting the episodes???

    Sorry if thats a bit long but i'm interested!!!

  • Comment number 15.

    Your going to be involving the religious reaction to the supernatural states as well as another dose of Vampire politics. The question is with both Nina and George becoming the littlest hobo every month will you be exploring the werewolf laws of your world as well?

  • Comment number 16.

    that should say: did you know .. sorry

  • Comment number 17.

    What happens to Nina & George now I wonder ? Will he be able to resist Daisy .....

  • Comment number 18.

    I forgot to say thank you btw!!

  • Comment number 19.

    yeah i second anglo's thanks

    and this ones more a request than a question but:

    Now we have baddie Christians can we have a good Christian to counterbalance?? we're not all bad you know!! xxx

  • Comment number 20.

    anglo (7) Thanks for that....

  • Comment number 21.

    I can never think of decent questions at times like this :( All the ones I think of sound weird.

    So we know that Annie can't change her outfit more than a little, but if she wanted to take her clothes off at any point would she be able to do that? Say if she wanted a bath or something (I think Annie's the sort of person who'd like to wind down in the evening with a bath) would she be able to do that or is she just completely stuck in the clothes that she died in?

  • Comment number 22.

    Now that you've done human and vampire threats will we get threats from Werewolf clans or even maybe other creatures wanting their stake of the world

  • Comment number 23.

    What are your feelings (financials aside) as regards the SyFy Channel version? The Office did alright, but Life on Mars was farcical. Have you particular advice for the US team?

  • Comment number 24.

    Have you been watching True Blood? And what did you think about the vampires in that compared to the vampires in Being Human?

  • Comment number 25.

    Hi Karon! I think I know you! :D

  • Comment number 26.

    hello
    Could I ask, What was your influence and where did the idea come from? Was it an idea / story you had always had in mind? Have you always been interested in the 'supernatural, sc-fi'y type genere'???


    LOVE it btw!!
    Thanks

  • Comment number 27.

    1. I do not want you change anything about the show ecxept that it is shown just like it is in Europe. Why does it not get shown here in America, just like it is shown there. I was able to watch the prequels on youtube.

    2. Is the relationship between vampire and ghost on the front?

  • Comment number 28.

    firstly thank you Toby for creating such a unique idea of three supernatural beings living in a house together; its very rare to have a original tv show.

    my question is - how did you come up with the interesting idea of a vampire, a ghost and a werewolf living together?

  • Comment number 29.

    My question: the writing is brilliant - how it uses the supernatural to explore everyday life (makes the supernatural "mundane in a good way" I think Toby called it)- But sometimes I stop and think - these guys are making me sympathise with a serial killer - who has preyed on young women? Does Toby see that as a problem and how does he manage that balance of sympathy and horror? ( And has he ever advised AT on how to play a likeable character with the blackest of hearts?)

  • Comment number 30.

    Celticgrace: (29) Wow.. that's a hell of a good question there...I'd like Toby to answer that one..

  • Comment number 31.

    Why did you change the werewolf design? i love the new one better then the old one, but i was just wondering why you decided to change it. To make it more wolf like and less demonic maybe? I'm curious :)

  • Comment number 32.

    Questions!
    As an average estimate, what is the "supernatural" population of Britain? I know that Bristol has a supernatural hotspot, so to speak, but what about other places? Are there other supernatural hotspots around the world?
    Also,
    How long do werewolves typically live in this Universe? I mean we know that vampires are immortal (providing they aren't killed),and ghosts aren't alive, so providing they aren't killed, would they just live as long as a normal human?

  • Comment number 33.

    I'd love to see more of the World War 1 scenes when Mitchell offers himself to save his men. I'll bet Herrick was particularly menacing/bargaining then, seeing Mitchell's potential to be a great vampire.

    Also, what happens if George and Nina mate as wolves and Nina gets pregnant? I'm sure you've considered it...

  • Comment number 34.

    In other vampire/werewolf series, older werewolves gain the ability to transform at will, not just full moon. Anything like this planned for George?

  • Comment number 35.

    Eric.. You TOTALLY nicked my question!!! I really wanted to know about that... cos being a mum and suffering losses I know for a FACT that if werewolves were real there would be no way a baby could survive that change!! But of course... this is all Toby's world so he might have something in mind. (or maybe this is what causes a bit of tension later on?)

    I really can't think of much to ask cos so much has been asked and answered before. SO I'll just say Thank you, Toby, for the amazing series! and I look forward to the rest of it!

  • Comment number 36.

    Thank you blog team and thank you Toby this was one of my favourite bits last series - so I really feel I should ask something ever so slightly intelligent and I can't think of anything lol I think I've read most of the interviews Toby's done and he seems to have answered all the clever questions already lol.

    But THANK YOU Lord Toby lol and sorry for being a rambling idiot when I met you at the BH live thing - I think its the closest I've ever been to being starstruck.

    Although for the record I really do think you should write yourself a little cameo in series 3! :-P

  • Comment number 37.

    Hello Toby,
    Thanks for providing us with a great series.

    Can I ask: Do you think having human bad guys in series two makes for a scarier story, because they are a more easily recognisable evil for the audience, rather than the fantasy evil of supernaturals?

  • Comment number 38.

    Each of the characters afflictions is a reflection of a human condition the vampires being together is as I think I'm remembering correctly is a group of Junkies the king being the equivalent of a dealer. as an addition to 15 and 25 would a werewolf pack be the same as a cult?

  • Comment number 39.

    Again with the Werewolf questions in episode 2 with Tully the question of raw meet arose the fact that it took Tully's digestion some time to catch up yet George seemed to be able to digest it straight away is that a hint that there are levels of werewolves?

    also season three the gang has moved dose that mean we can expect an epic show down with the end of the series?

  • Comment number 40.

    Will Gilbert be making an appearance in the new series?

  • Comment number 41.

    What are the laws and lore about the Vampires? Obviously Mitchell is ok with daylight - does Garlic bother him? Coffins? Soil from his birthplace? Are these vampires descended from Dracula, or another ancient Vampire, or have they always been around?

    Also, are we going to meet other forms of Supernaturals, such as immortal fair folk? Angels and Demons? Mermaids? :P

  • Comment number 42.

    Well an interesting supernatural opponent for Annie would be a ghoul, a creature who feeds of dead bodies and souls.

    We've witnessed a change in villains, from supernaturals in the 1st season to humans in the 2nd season. Does this has to do with the way the audience somehow sympathizes now withthe characters they got to know better in season 1? Or is it some sort of pondering about what "being human" actually means, as if humans were less human than supernatural somehow?

  • Comment number 43.

    OK Question for Toby.....Why are episodes just numbered...? Titles are sooo much easier.....Short and sweet, just like me.! And Thank You.x

  • Comment number 44.

    Hey Toby,

    Sorry this is a bit long but I'd love you to have a look- I'm really interested.

    Did you ever realise that Being Human would be such a massive hit?- It definatley captured the hearts and imaginations of the British audience and apparently the American audience as well.

    Cast and crew members have admitted that when they heard the show was about a ghost, a werewolf and a vampire living together they thought it sounded terrible. How did you turn that into one of the most loved shows on tv?

    How did you feel about the show- was it something you were personally interested in or enjoyed imagining (the supernatural world, vampires, ghosts...etc...)?

    How did you come up with and decide what limitations and abilities to give the characters? For example, we know that Mitchell dislikes sunlight but he doesn't burn when he steps into it. Could George only be killed by a silver bullet? Why were you so interested in including that vampires can only enter a threshold if invited?

    Thank you and sorry it was so long xx :)


  • Comment number 45.

    Why couldn't George sense that Nina was a werewolf? I think it was because she hadn't changed yet, but then he didn't know after she had changed, so i'm a bit confuddled. Also how can Daisy stand to be with George, and vice versa as they smell so bad to one another?

  • Comment number 46.

    one question I have started to ask myself after I've just put down a entry is how wrong could I be about a plot point or theory. So do you have a favorite theory that you've read that has been proven false as soon as the episode is shown?

  • Comment number 47.

    Several of your female characters- Annie and Daisy in particular- come across as being parodies of stereotypes. For example, Annie's early-season-one devotion to Owen seems to laugh at typical housewives who are defined by their husbands once her death was revealed; the fact that Daisy's powerful only through sex becomes ridiculous, when it is taken into account that she is a vampire. My question is whether this was a concious decision, or whether the feminism is unintentional? :P

  • Comment number 48.

    Wow! What a fab opportunity, thank you Being Human gang. Lots of great questions here already...but this is what I'd like to ask Toby:

    a) Do you have an 'end' in mind for the show as a whole?
    I'm sure you have character arcs mapped out...I suppose I'm really asking if you have a fixed idea of where they'll end up, and how long you anticipate the show may run for.

    b) Will there be any more comedy goldfish?


    Thank you!

  • Comment number 49.

    In which episode of series 2 will we get to meet professor Jaggat?

  • Comment number 50.

    Kate... check back at the previous blog posts... there was an interview with Toby for Series one and he covered the limitations... it came down to budget... if vampires only came out at night they would only be able to shoot mitchell scenes at night, it wouldn't fit in as much with the other characters. He decided he HAD to have the no reflection thing but cos of budget they couldn't get rid of things like refections in shiny surfaces like cars and stuff. (Which gave me the idea couldn't Lloyd take a photo using a car to bounce the reflection? might work....) and he included the threshold rule cos he liked it.... check back and he explains all...

  • Comment number 51.

    Hi! thanks for this,
    now this isn't really a good question, BUT:

    Why is George such a t*sser all of a sudden?
    is it because of the full moon - and if so - why only now?
    or is it because of Nina? did his senses inform him he'd converted, so made him angry with himself?

    thanks ;)

  • Comment number 52.

    SweetLyssa: sorry. I wondered if some of the questions had been asked before but I thought I'd get them down just in case. I don't always have time to check, (i'm sposed to be doing an essay now) and I thought other people might not have seen/read the interview either.

    Jack: I know what you mean about George, why is he so moody? I liked him when he was funny and uncool :)

    xx

  • Comment number 53.

    3 days 3 hours 3 minutes till episode 2 sorry noticed the time had to comment

  • Comment number 54.

    Hey, first of all i love this show and the first episode of series two was IMMENSE!
    but something has beem bugging me from series one, why was it that when mitchell got stabbed with the stake he didnt die straight away and turn to ash like lauren did?? probably a completely stupid question but i'm curious. cheers :P

  • Comment number 55.

    Betha please don't start that debate again.

  • Comment number 56.

    I am absolutely thrilled that this is back on - it's just such a treat to watch. I was worried to begin with that it wouldn't be able to stand up to the brilliance of the first series, but after watching episode 1 i can see no wavering from the original's quality. Bravo !!!

    Shah .X

  • Comment number 57.

    Oh i forgot to check in with you guys and enquire as to why Mitchell can walk around in the day without even sunglasses on? I forget? ;-)

  • Comment number 58.

    Toby seems to have thought absolutely everything through? - does he think vampire blood has any special qualities? ie if you drank it?

    And the poster says "Give Blood" - could Mitchell give blood? Could George or Nina? -or would that mean jabs for all recipients? Could Annie? - does she even have any anymore?
    Thanks

  • Comment number 59.

    I was talking to Eagle about the changes with George. You have to remember this ep takes place a month later... so Nina has known about her scratches and been off with George for an entire month, living with him but never allowing him to be close (probably also worried if they have sex that he might see her scracthes too) so George has had an entire month of this where as we just see one day of it... poor fella is stressed... and sexually deprived, lol... I actually found it very realistic... tho no excuse for shagging Vampire hussies!!! naughty george!! Not sure quite how Daisy has got such a hold on him so easilly!

  • Comment number 60.

    stay close and deny a man sex for a month Don't judge

  • Comment number 61.

    Is being human going to return for a third series and if yes do you have any ideas for some new story lines yet?

  • Comment number 62.

    Sorry if any of these have been asked before......and loove series 2 & absolutely looved the event in London - thank you & the BBC for such a great opportunity to see episode 1 & meet the cast!
    Q's for Toby
    What made you recast Mitchell & Annie after the pilot?
    Also....has Series 3 been commissioned yet & will it still be in our lovely town of Bristol or will it move to Cardiff?
    What made you choose Bristol for the series?

    Julia x

  • Comment number 63.

    I think youre right SweetLyssa - it's been a very tough month for him. What got to me most was him talking about disdain - I dont think even the old George would be good on being treated with disdain all the time. Still not sure it justifies his instant reaction to Daisy let alone what they did next. Maybe ask Toby if vampires have special powers of attraction - we all know Mitchell does - but that's more about AT isnt it?

  • Comment number 64.

    What is your favourite episode in being human series two?

  • Comment number 65.

    A religious nut as the bad guy? Really? Cliche' much? You had it right with the minister in series 1. No so much with this story-line. Other than that, my questions would be 1.Are you going to explore the origins of Nina's burns? and 2. Will Mitchell lose the gloves? and finally 3. Please, more than just a dollop of Daisy :)

  • Comment number 66.



    Congratulations for the great series, Toby, and thank you so much for bringing these characters to life.

    trying to keep it short and sweet:

    could you explain to us how did Mitchell manage to survive the attack we saw in last episode of season 1?
    (yes, yes - others discussed this matter already, I know! I would simply like your feedback, please)

    what happened with the door that Annie saw when Mitchell was attacked? (I imagine it was her chance to go across?). Are we to think she chose not to go because her friends needed her?

    what is your personal favourite out of the three? ghost, vampire, werewolf? go on, you have to pick.

    :)

    Thanks once more, and best wishes,

    Mara

  • Comment number 67.

    My ears burning Lyssa? Lol I dunno the whole conversation but yeah can totally understand George :-( unfortunately lol and as much as it makes for good drama and all that I really hope they manage to make it up - they're good together George and Nina and George is so lovely at heart I don't want this to mess him up completely :-S come on Georgey get a grip boy...and cant wait to find out whats happened with Nina - the scars and why she doesnt like "men like that" anymore - think she has some serious skeletons in the closet - that'll be good. Toby said we'll find out this series didn't he - about her scars.

  • Comment number 68.

    Julia (62) Welcome to the blog...a third series has been commissioned...we were told last year... I think filming starts around April this year but I gather it's not in Bristol but either Cardiff or Swansea which I'm gutted about but understand why, as I got used to seeing folks around in town and various other areas and will miss them... have also heard it's to be shown this autumn but obviously no actual date yet given out..

  • Comment number 69.

    SweetLyssa (59)That's all probably true, also it sounds like George has been getting attacked by vampires a lot in the past month becuase he killed Herrick. That would be enough to make you all mad and moody.

    x

  • Comment number 70.

    Ooh, I'm liking this blog post :)

    Err, what to ask.......

    Have you ever had any doubts about storylines that you've written?
    Did you ever intend to give 'crazy canteen girl' (as I call her ;p) a name?
    Will there be a reappearance of Nanna any time soon? She made me laugh a lot, just with the few lines she had :p

    I'm sure I'll think of more questions soon.... lol

  • Comment number 71.

    Well, firstly I'd like to say a HUGE THANKYOU to you, Toby, for creating such a brilliant, fabulous drama series! I become a total fangirl because of you!

    I did meet you very briefly at the BAFTA screening on series 2 episode 1, but I was too scared to ask a question in the theatre in front of all those BAFTA arty people.....so I'll ask one now instead!

    Question: Are you going to invite the fans to be 'extras' in series 3?

    I believe that Simon Pegg invited 'Spaced' fans to be zombies in 'Shaun of the Dead' (according to my other-half)!
    And if there were to be zombies in Being Human series 3, I could play one no-problam. I certainly wouldn't need much make-up!

    Also wanted to say that there've been loads of great questions asked already.
    Anglo (12) I would've asked that if you hadn't!

    Celticgrace (58). Have you watched True Blood? Humans drink vampire blood in that.

    Oh, and I agree with Eagle-eyes (36), you should write yourself a cameo in series 3 (or series 4?)

  • Comment number 72.

    Betha (54) Hello there, welcome to the blog!

    I raised the same question about Mitchell surviving whilst Lauren died....was told it had a lot to do with the fact that Lauren was stabbed directly into the heart, it seemed, whereas Mitchell wasn't, just above and to the right side of his chest... check out a YT vid or blog vid with him in the hospital and you'll see the dressing is on his right side slightly rather than his left, so away from the heart and main arteries....poor Lauren was staked directly.

    And poor George...he's murdered someone, his girlfriend saw him do it and she's now a werewolf herself something he's going to find hard to forgive himself for doing, he hates the life he's been given but in some weird way, just before each full moon, he becomes hasty and impetuous and says and does things he'd not normally do.. added to this Nina avoiding him because she doesn't want him to know about her and can't cope with it herself, well, it's enough to turn the most gorgeous werewolf into a bit of an hormonal tizzy...

    Same with Mitchell in a way...he chose the vampire life but it hasn't been any easier for him...he's not had a day off, as he himself said in Series 1, and has to learn to temper his addiction to blood every day...since 1914-18...he lost a woman who meant the world to him because she sacrificed her life for him and has murdered or turned into vampires countless people...he has an equally hard journey but in a different way to George because they are such different personalities...

  • Comment number 73.

    Hey guys :)
    Hectic day, bit of a nightmare! Will tweet later maybe!

    Ok - my question is what music do you like Toby (and what do the cast like too?), and does this influence the music used in the show?

    And also, how was the Totterdown house picked? 'Cos there are so many round there...

    Ok, finally, who decided what should be in each of the 3's rooms (eg Mitchell's musical instruments, Annie's very plain room etc) and how did they decide?

    Thanks x

  • Comment number 74.

    Concerned that the second series has the potential to take itself a bit too seriously. There are a lot of "supernatural" programmes out there - what was absolutely key to this programme's popularity was the brilliant dark humour between the 3 main characters and also its ability to poke fun at itself, much of which was missing from the first episode of Series 2. The rather tacky inclusion of footage of George and Daisy having sex in the woods was also cheap - things that are implied have much more impact than actually seeing them!

  • Comment number 75.

    I was wondering about the music of the series which I love, often opting for actual songs instead of orchestral score. Do you write with a track in mind and put your ideas in the script or is that left with the music department?

    Thanks for reading these, Toby. :)

  • Comment number 76.

    Toby,

    Firstly, awesome show! I was hooked right from the pilot, and joined in the petition for this to become a series- I'm so glad it's become not just the one series, but at least 3!

    My question (which i may have seen on the blog, in which case i apologise to the author) is how come none of Annie's neighbours are shocked to see her alive and well again? She was invisible for ages, and I guess her death would have been in the local paper. I just thought it would have raised a few eyebrows.

    Bring on Sunday for another fix!

  • Comment number 77.

    WomanFriday (74) Hello there...don't worry to much about the humour...it's still there....was at a preview of Series 2 last year and there was one scene it that was a bit unexpected and made me lol (mind you, this isn't difficult)...hang on in there... we always knew it was going to get darker, it had to, these characters haven't got away unscathed and have a lot more to go through yet, but there are still some funny bits (I did have to listen quite carefully to get them though) and we have 7 more episodes left to go...

  • Comment number 78.

    George and Mitchell get much stronger sub-plots than Annie, I almost feel she is in Rentaghost sometimes. Are there darker ghostly storylines planned?

  • Comment number 79.

    Anglo (77) - Pleased to hear it, and yes - there were a few funnies (George - I've already eaten - I think it was a stag :) and Daisy something about stopping off for a bite to eat on the way home. But what a contrast - I'd encouraged a lot of friends to watch it last time and they were similarly bewildered by the change. Things can get darker, and characters should develop, but don't fix something if it ain't broke is my motto!

  • Comment number 80.

    thanks anglo. nice of you to answer, i am a newbee to the blog afterall :P

  • Comment number 81.

    Domwolf (76) Hello...don't know if it's a help but Lenora was being interviewed recently and had that question put to her...she said it was because Annie hadn't been living in the house for very long at all and barely knew her neighbours before she was murdered...therefore very few of them would've known about her existence and only one or two might think she looks a bit like the one who was killed...she has a sister, apparently, so neighbours who remember living Annie might think its her and not Anne...she hardly knew anyone around there..

  • Comment number 82.

    I hear on the grapevine that a third series of Being Human has already been commissioned...

    Firstly: hooray! But was also just wondering how that came about, and quite so quickly, even before the second series had started?

  • Comment number 83.

    I have a question

    Which werewolf makeup does Toby prefer, the makeup from series one or the makeup used in the new series?

  • Comment number 84.

    Hi Toby! Thank you for bringing us Being Human, and Season 2. BH was my absolute favourite drama in 2009, and I really liked the subject-matter of people helping people. What I liked about the series, I really really liked. The stand-out moments for me, was George talking so compassionately to Annie (in the very first episode), George demanding Annie help, and George’s finale speech to Herrick, and now George talking to Daisy about her and her daughter. And loads and loads of other stuff too, and wonderful humour!

    As a hardcore anti-religious atheist I naturally want to know if George was an atheist and wore an evolve-fish around his neck, and he and a secular chaplain (heh!) had quoted from the Origin of Species :-) would the vampires have been repelled? It sounds ridiculous! But then so is vampires being repelled by what they were!

    I wonder whether you just found vampire-kryptonite was an invaluable plot-device, and so you used the vampire equivalent of kryptonite. However, kryptonite is a device that works well, because it is a rock which emits radiation, and it’s easy to make-believe. But a symbol is just a symbol, and words are just words, and this viewer finds it very silly! I’d have liked it better if George had found a way to fully physically trap Herrick in the finale. Did you dismiss this possibility?

    I wonder what an atheist viewer should make of what was shown! On the other hand in this new episode you compare belief in homeopathy to believe in werewolves (a funny line), so it is all a little puzzling. We are certainly off the map!

    By the way - is the new baddie quoting bible verses in the final scene to “protect himself” – or because he’s just a nutter? :-)
    And by the way, I loved the priest character in the finale, including the church scene, despite what I’ve already said!

    A question about the trio being clueless about Nina’s scratching. My enjoyment of Season 2, Ep 1, was marred because I just couldn’t buy them not noticing this in the first place, (I enjoyed it much more on second viewing, when I’d gotten over this!), and whilst I just feel that it’s a weakness that I’ll have to say “oh well, never mind” and move on – it does lead to a pertinent question. Does George not remember what happened – and what he said, what his friends said, what Herrick said – as a result of his transformation to a wolf that happened shortly after?

    Thanks for your interest in feedback too.
    And please note that the things that niggled me should be taken in the context of generally loving the series, and being very appreciative of it!

    Best wishes, and best of luck for Season Three!

    PS. Please, please, please can we have a DVD with the original soundtrack?! Thank you!

  • Comment number 85.

    jooos (71) - yes I was thinking of True Blood (Im a fan though I know others arent) but didnt want to put the comparison in directly to Toby - his writing stands far too well on its own - and I think he'd have had his own thoughts about it (blood!) - my thought really started with the "Give Blood" poster and badges -
    how weird is it to spend time thinking about vampire blood??

  • Comment number 86.

    Were you excited waiting for our outraged reaction to Lloyd's reveal as a 'bad guy', knowing that we had all loved the dozy version of his persona in CenSSa?

  • Comment number 87.

    84) Steve if you look back to episode 6 and the way Mitchell switched his gaze from the door to Nina that I think is when he first suspects with George there's the constant shying away and with Annie being despite what has happened to her being an optimist wouldn't want to even think that is the possibility.

    as a fellow atheist I to have thought about the symbols to get rid of vampires I look at it this was religion is a concept that some have Faith in so think of concepts Love Family find symbols of this and all should be fine.

  • Comment number 88.

    Right well this is a bit of a complex question, and i probs won;t explain it very well but i'll try!
    Ok so in the pilot episode Mitchell says to George that the dungeon room underneath the hospital would be a great place for him to change into a werewolf because, It CANNOT BE OPENED from the inside (rust or it gets stuck i think...) and so in the morning Mitchell will come and let George out- ie it opens from the outside. (and indeed it does and george panicks that him and his ex girlfriend are stuck are in there, causing Annie to come and get them out from the outside!) But then in the last episode of series one george 'locks' the door from the inside leaving him and herrick in there alone- but when Mitchell and Annie come along they can't get in from the outside, causing annie to have to 'orb' into the dungeon and open it from the inside??? which is a direct contrast to the pilot dungeon!
    AND also annie and nina is series 2 episode 1 then seem to lock themselves in the dungeon as well but we don't actually see that and it was in the last series that confused me!! SO to sum up the question,
    How can the dungeon door be opened from the outside and not from the inside in the pilot episode,BUT in series one its the other way round (opened from the inside and not from the outside???
    thank you, an answer would be much appreciated baffled me since last april!!

  • Comment number 89.

    88) Toby I thin has said the pilot is different to the series for example from an only child Lauren gained brothers etc the way you can look at it is as the work going on down there ment they had to change rooms

  • Comment number 90.

    OH also whats your favourtie episode out of series one and two and why??? :)

    and question 46 by ewan would be fun to know :) xxxxx

  • Comment number 91.

    Toby, I would like to know what text(s) inspired you for the mitology of the series.

    And alismooth: door can be locked from the inside (so it can't be opened from outside), but it can only be opened from the outside in all cases. I don't see the problem, really.

  • Comment number 92.

    My question would be random, but one i'd like answered:

    To Toby,
    Can Nina, now being cursed, be able to have children? I'm only thinking of it because of the transformations etc...

    I don't know whether that is the type of question you wanted or not. ooohh welll... Just curious!

    x

  • Comment number 93.

    I agree with Alismooth (88)!
    totally don't understand ... PLUS ... if it can be opened from the inside now, couldn't Herrick/George/Nina escaped from it?

  • Comment number 94.

    Hey there
    Not sure if this is the right domain to be posting my really random question, or if it's already been answered, but it's been bugging me for a while:

    You know how Mitchell was in Casablanca in Series 1, right? How is this possible seeing as he can't be captured on film? Old pictures used silver-backed film, didn't they? Or does he just mean than there's a point when you see a chair knocked over and Mitchell knows he did it?

    Anyway, it would be cool if someone could tell me the answer. Thanks :)

  • Comment number 95.

    well all my questions have already been asked (especially if any ghost vampire relationships are going to develop)

    so the only thing I really want to know is: is there any chance that series 3 will be broadcast on bbc2 and why has this not been done with series 2?

  • Comment number 96.

    Well what questions can I ask ? Erm .. How about ermmmmm

    Have you ever had any paranormal experiences ?

  • Comment number 97.

    (94) I think you just see the chair fall over :) you know i'm tempted to watch it and see just incase.. haha! x

  • Comment number 98.

    Do you think you may have set a trend in putting the supernatural/fantasy genre in everyday life ie Misfits recently shown on E4. (it was describe as a cross between skins and Being Human).

    Ps did you see Misfits and did you like it

  • Comment number 99.

    Sophia (94) Hi there!

    Mitchell kicked or pushed the chair over...he said so in one episode from Series 1 I think, when sitting on the doorstep talking to Annie...he knew he'd done it but of course you couldn't see him..

    Jack (93) Herrick couldn't really have escaped once George had changed but it would be interesting to know why he didn't try to, just before then...perhaps he believed that he was going to become a martyr to the vampire cause...he was distinctly unhinged as you recall!

  • Comment number 100.

    100th comment?

 

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