Uh, Sam Huntington? Being Human isn’t really like this, is it? (Interview)
Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience that includes David Naughton, Michael J. Fox, Jayson Werth and, of course, Werewolf Flanders… in the new new media capitol of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!
By BOB ANDELMAN
Sam Huntington, “Being Human” (Syfy)
It’s not fair.
If you’ve been watching Syfy’s new series, “Being Human” – Monday nights at 9 p.m. – you know what I’m talking about.
The ghost, Sally, is always a ghost. The vampire, Aidan, is always a vampire. But Josh — the third leg of TV’s oddest roommate arrangement since the original season of MTV’s “Real World” —only turns into a werewolf every 30 days or so, on the eve of a full moon.
Meanwhile, he has to listen to “I need to suck some blood, blah, blah, blah” and “I can’t touch anyone, blah, blah, blah” the rest of the month.
But Sam Huntington, who plays Josh, makes the role come to life anyway in this extremely well-cast, if sometimes overly gory blood fest that mixes elements of “True Blood,” “Nurse Jackie” and a Saturday morning Scooby-Doo cartoon adventure.
SAM HUNTINGTON audio excerpt: “There’s that line in the first episode where Sally says, ‘At least I don’t masturbate to “Nova.”‘ And that implies that she’s watched me masturbate to ‘Nova.’ That’s a little uncomfortable. And who knows what else she’s seen.”
You can LISTEN to this interview with SAM HUNTINGTON, star of Syfy’s BEING HUMAN, by clicking the audio player above!
Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 10 books, including ‘The Profiler’ with Pat Brown, ‘Built From Scratch’ with the founders of The Home Depot, and ‘Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.’ • Follow Bob on Twitter or Facebook.