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Being Human Details (aka I'm resisting the urge to write fannish love letters to Andrew Purcell):

This is really nerdy, but a week or so ago I caught myself wondering where Hal obtained the exercise bike that's in his room.

Did he find it somewhere in the house, or did he go out and buy it (clearly used)? Did he and Tom end up at another resale shop in search of used exercise equipment?

I randomly decided to start rewatching series 3 today, and guess what makes a special guest appearance in 3x01!

I'd totally forgotten that the basement was advertised as a gym when George, Nina, and Mitchell went to view the house.

Mostly, I just really love following moving furniture on this show. So much. At this point the house in Barry might actually be my favorite character...which means there are probably posts forthcoming regarding wallpaper, musical beds, unopened doors, photos, messes, and Annie's homemaking vs. Hal's.

(screencap credit: Season 4 - lj user = letsey_x, Season 3 - lj user = brasaremean)

Date: 2013-02-28 09:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] istne-pieklo.livejournal.com
OMG! I didn't remember that either. XD
I love that this house is a former hotel, so there is a lot of interesting stuff lying around. I wish they'd shown more of it. :(

Date: 2013-02-28 11:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoicite.livejournal.com
Me too! I wish more of the current series took place in the house instead of the hotel, but alas. I'm pretty content with what they have shown us of the house in the the last couple seasons though. Despite the fact that nearly all of the contents were there when everyone moved in, it still somehow seems more personal/character driven than the sets/spaces on many television shows (granted, that might not actually be true and is perhaps just a personal bias since the set on this show has caught my attention, but still)

Date: 2013-02-28 12:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] istne-pieklo.livejournal.com
I don't like the hotel at all tbh. I like Hal and Tom in suits, but at the same time I miss the cafe from series 4. It's nice that they have a better job, but the hotel as a setting annoys me for some reason. And then there's Hatch. XD
I like houses as a setting for TV-shows. F.ex. the house in Charmed was pretty much a character in its own right and it was always arguably easy to figure out which room was where. Not to mention I just find it incredibly pretty. Buffy's house appeared more and more often in later seasons too. On the one hand, it's great that the new BH trio isn't hiding in the house. They have lives and try to maintain a semblance of normality, which is wonderful. But at the same time I sort of miss the more "domestic" atmosphere of earlier seasons. Kind of like what Annie said: we were safe here while outside the monsters prowled. IDK if it makes sense. XDDD

Date: 2013-02-28 12:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoicite.livejournal.com
The cafe was a more interesting setting than the hotel in my opinion, at least visually. I liked the size of the space and the vague NYC themed decor and the chalk menu a lot. I imagine they probably found the size/scope of the cafe a bit limiting, especially as compared to an entire hospital or hotel, and I do like Hal and Tom in suits as well, but I agree. I miss it.

And I'm with you on houses as a favorite setting for TV shows. I never watched Charmed, but I agree on Buffy's house, and I miss the more domestic atmosphere on BH this season a lot. The fact that I have no idea if Alex has claimed a specific space in that house as her own really bothers me.

On the one hand, I like that the characters have lives and are trying to maintain a semblance of normality outside of the house. On the other hand, losing Annie, thereby essentially promoting Hal to 'head of household' AND having him continue to try to function outside of the house on top of that clearly hasn't been going very well. Hal kinda needs someone else in charge.

Random thought that popped up as I was typing this - I wonder what they did about the lease on this place once George was out of the picture. Did they transfer the lease over to Tom?

Date: 2013-02-28 12:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] istne-pieklo.livejournal.com
The promo image where Alex just sits on the floor looking sad makes me thing that she doesn't have a room of her own. Which is a bit strange, especially after the first two episodes. I can imagine that she didn't want to have a room at first because she assumed she would be passing over soon, but then she found out her unfinished business wasn't really her unfinished business and she even said goodbye to her family, which sort of implies that she'd accepted HH as her current residence. Even if she can't sleep, wouldn't she just want a whole room to herself? I don't know, to lie on the bed or to be alone, smth like that. I know I'd want that.
Did they transfer the lease over to Tom? I admit I don't really know how these things work (never rented a house XD), but I always assumed that yes, it was in Tom's name somehow now.