'Being Human': Is it the right time for the show to end?

Published Feb 7 2013, 11:57 GMT  |  By

The news this morning that Being Human will end after its current fifth series was obviously upsetting for the millions of fans of the BBC Three cult hit.

BBC Three turns 10 this weekend and Toby Whithouse's supernatural series is arguably the channel's proudest and most successful drama project across the last decade.

Being Human S05E01 - 'The Trinity': Tom (Michael Socha), Alex (KATE BRACKEN), Hal (Damien Molony)

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[The Being Human cast in 2013]

One Digital Spy reader perhaps summed up fans' feelings well in a simple comment on the news story: "NNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Quite.

Unlike previous BBC Three cult shows that have been axed (The Fades, Doctor Who Confidential), the move to end Being Human appears to be a consensus decision with show creator and writer Toby Whithouse.

Whithouse has described the original concept of Being Human as "preposterous" and lauded the BBC for its "unprecedented level of creative latitude" and support for the show over the last five years. He also suggests that the series ending will allow room for similar shows to blossom. Time to get that Fades petition back up and running?

The cast of Being Human

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Being Human Series 4: Griffin (Alex Griffin), Regus (Mark Williams), Hal (Damien Molony), Annie (Lenora Crichlow), Tom (Michael Socha), Cutler (Andrew Gower), George (Russell Tovey)

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[Former Being Human cast promo shots]

But what do you think about the decision to call time on the series?

Digital Spy rated last year's fourth series, which brought together the new cast of Michael Socha, Damien Molony and Kate Bracken, as one of the show's best yet. In fact, we even rated it above Doctor Who in our Top 25 Shows of 2012 countdown.

So has the decision to end the storylines of Tom, Alex and Hal been too hasty?

Or are you secretly happy that Whithouse is getting the chance to bow out in style, on his own terms and while the show is still strong and popular. Is it better to go out with a bang than a whimper?

Is Being Human ending too soon?
Yes - The show is still great. It should run and run67.92%
No - It's time to bid farewell to the series16.95%
Maybe - We can deal with it if we get a film and 'The Fades' is brought back15.13%

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