"Being Human" is another adaptation of a popular British series, and it's a pleasant surprise.

"Being Human" is another adaptation of a popular British series, and it's a pleasant surprise.

On the surface, "Being Human" could be just another supernatural story - werewolf Josh (Sam Huntington of "Detroit Rock City") and vampire Aidan (Sam Witwer) move in together only to find their new place is also inhabited by a ghost named Sally (Meaghan Rath).

But there's some more thought-provoking stuff about identity, addiction and self-loathing that develops out of this perfunctory premise.

Josh abandoned his happy life after being burdened with his "curse," while Aidan's attempt to quit "live feeding" isn't easy. And Sally finds death very lonely even though her roommates can see her. This trio is like a sad support group for monsters.

While Sally and Josh are still coming to grips with their situations, Aidan - a longtime vampire with a promising backstory - is trying to find a new lease on "life." The crux of the show's early episodes is the roommates' struggle to leave their past behind.

While there's enough bloodsucking and lycan transformation to satisfy sci-fi fans, there's also sympathetic storytelling with decent acting.