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Review of Becoming Human S1:Ep.1
By: Naomi M.
Becoming Human is the spin off web series following the life of Adam, a teenage vampire, shortly after he left the Being Human gang in Wales. Adam is on his own journey to try and quench his bloodlust by going cold turkey and trying to get some qualifications behind him. He enrols in the local school, Rathborne High, to try and achieve this.
At his new school, Rathborne High, Adam tries to associated himself with what he thinks are good people but turn out to be the popular and meanest kids in school. After being publically humiliated by the mean kids, he meets a girl, who just so happens to be a werewolf. Well that’s what Adam thinks she is anyway.
Later on, Adam and Krista end up in detention because they were being cheeky to a teacher. Whilst in detention, they notice, Matt, the missing kid from their school. Krista doesn’t catch on at the beginning that he is a ghost, but Adam being the more experienced supernatural twigs straight away. Even when Adam states he is a vampire, Matt is a ghost, and that she, Krista is a werewolf, she vehemently denies the claim and later on she says she is not supernatural. If that’s the case, then I wonder what she is if she gives off wolf vibes? Is it possible she doesn’t know she is a werewolf?
With help from Adam and Krista, Matt is trying to retrace his last steps alive. They are trying Matt figure out how he died. Basically that is where the episode ends just as Matt has realised that it could have been the school bully, Danny Kurtis.
The episode isn’t only a short eleven minutes but a lot of ground is covered in this short time. I especially like Krista’s character as she reminds me of Keira Knightley’s character from Pirates of the Caribbean with her cocky I-don’t-give-a-stuff attitude. My favourite part of the episode was when Matt was listing the last things he could remember eating before he died which transpires into Krista and Adam listing insults that contain puns with the word ‘egg’ in them.