POC I'm Watching: Lenora Crichlow

There are shows that I'm specifically trying to stay away from, namely anything which has to do with vampires. For some reason, I got really bored last night and caved. I decided that if I was going to watch a show I hadn't seen before with a vamp as a main character, I might as well watch a show from the UK, because that's where most of the bearable shows seem to be from right now (Merlin, Misfits, etc.). Along with BW/WM, Brits do humor and bromance extremely well. Being Human has all three elements.  I forgot how good it is to watch something which can make me laugh aloud.

However, as much as I enjoy Lenora Crichlow's portrayal of "Annie" (which is vastly different from her awesome work on the lesbian dramedy Sugar Rush), I noticed that her character's a bit subservient in some ways. She always seemed to be consoling someone and making them coffee or tea.  And the thing about her which stuck out to men the most were her looks which, granted, she's got a few.  They seemed to constantly forget she had other qualities as well.

Also, there seemed to be an awful lot of needless worrying in her case.  1) Annie's already dead.  2) She can teleport.  3) She's telekinetic.  4) The thing which actually posed a threat to her, last I checked, was far beyond the defensive capabilities of a werewolf and a vampire.

Anyways, I'm working my way through Season 2 right now, and I'm still kind of curious to see where it goes.  I mean, I've already cheated and read up a bit about her character, so I'm already annoyed she doesn't end up with the nerdy werewolf who wears glasses and a Star of David around his neck...because that dude is just too damn cute.






Comments

  1. I love vampires and werewolves, but those aspects of the genre are completely and totally worn out. They've been glamorized and sanitized and romanticized in a way I don't think Bram Stoker or old-school supernatural authors would appreciate. I know I don't. They've lost their bite, pun intended. We've Twilight to thank for this dreck.

    As far as this particular show is concerned, I've seen it advertised, but I don't watch it. I expect for TV to disappoint me, so I invest in very little of it.

    Since she's already dead, I wonder how long it's going to take TPTB to kill her off?

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  2. The werewolf & vamp have announced they're leaving the show. So I wonder what's in store for Lenora b/c her character's main reason for sticking around was those two.

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  3. I think one of the challenges they have with Annie is that because she's a ghost and most of her limitations/threats have been overcome and she's become the most powerful of the three, I guess there's the issue of the character becoming too powerful/needing a journey and a storyline.

    I just finished season 2 last week. I'm debating whether or not to continue and find out what happens or just cheat and read ahead. Last season kinda dragged for me.

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  4. The dragging's sort of continuing. I'm on ep 3 of Season 3.

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  5. Digital Coyote11/13/11, 12:05 PM

    I just started watching this a day or two ago. I was sad that I'm almost through the last season, but more upset if the show is going to die. This always happens when I find something to enjoy.

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  6. I was sad that I'm almost through the last season, but more upset if the show is going to die.

    They'll be adding new characters.

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  7. She is so beautiful. Watching her is what got me hooked on that show. I wasn't aware of the show Sugar Rush. I'll have to check that out.

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  8. The only vampires I'm really into are the ones from Twilight... Don't tell anyone though...

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  9. Season 3 sucks. The George/Nina relationship should've ended before they even began. The vamps look like shit and the werewolves are pathetic.

    Season 1 is where it's at.

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  10. I adore Annie but I don't know if being human is going to be watchable anymore without George. Now don't get me wrong I was a little gutted when they killed Mitchell, but his whining about how hard it was to be a vampire (even though he was able to do alot of shit most vampire's could not i.e., eat food, go outside in the day etc. and live without drinking blood) was getting irritating. And hopefully there will be a bit more diversity next season, they seem to be lacking in that area. Perhaps they, like many british tv show's I might add, subscribe to the idea that one fair skinned/and or bi-racial character out of a sea of white character's equals diversity, IMO it does not. They still very much "play it safe" and really aren't very different from American tv in that regard. I won't even get on their lack of relationships (especially long lasting ones) between POC, hell every irr does not have to involve a white person smdh.

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  11. Thanks to Being Human and Sugar Rush, I am a Lenora fan. I find her screen presence so compelling. I am interested to see how BH unfolds in Series 4, given that the sexy Irish vampire and whiny werewolf will both be gone. I hope Tom (the young werewolf and brother/doppelganger of Misfits star Lauen Socha) returns.

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  12. I know this is completely unrelated but the woman in the pictures Lenora is absolutely Gorgeous, I think I've seen her in something else and thought she was a good actress.

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  13. By the way...how do folks feel about her American counterpart? (Yes, I caved. It was available for streaming on Netflix, which is a serious weakness of mine).

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