Badurday- September 18, 2010- AidEn Vs. AidAn Turner

So, I planned a special Being Human edition of Badurday for this weekend as  tonight is the season finale. I love, love, love this show.  John Mitchell is a vampire and he is trying so hard to kick the blood habit. He lives with a werewolf and a ghost and all three are trying to live as humans. Aiden Turner plays Mitchell and he’s an excellent actor as evidenced by how different his persona is on the show versus the snippets of actor  interviews they show during commercials.  He’s all broody and moody as Mitchell and seems like a fun loving guy for real. This show is on BBC America but I hear they are gonna do an American version (shock, shock- all our shows seem to come through Britain first).  Anway this guy is Irish and very compelling.

When I looked for pictures of him, imagine my surprise to find there is an American soap opera actor with a very similar name- One is Aiden Turner with an “e” and the other is Aidan with an “a.”

I have no idea if the Aiden with an “e” is bad or not but he’s a fine speciman of a man just like the vampire, Aidan with an “a.”  I’ll let you sample a bit of both boys anyway. Enjoy!

Badurday March 6, 2010

Although I am a complete history nerd and always have been, I write mostly contemporary romance.  I have several reasons.  One is that I have issues with the way women were treated and held back from their dreams in times past (Yeah.  I know, I should mine those feelings for some kick butt story). The other major reason is pure laziness.  I don’t want the “Historical police” to come after me for using the wrong language for the time (although Sayde would probably say that I should go for it due to my distaste for contractions).  I have written one historical but have been told it’ll never sell because it is based in 1920.  I couldn’t help it. It was a story that had to be told.  But, I digress from the topic of my post.  AND I know you are all saying, this is all well and good, SFCatty, but get with it already.  Where’s the bad boy and why are you telling us all this crap? Ok.  Ok.  Have some patience, I’m telling you all this because you may be shocked at my choice of genre today.

There was a show on BBC America last summer (and season two will be on this summer) that was just a wonderful little six episode show. The name of it is Being Human.  The story is about a vampire named Mitchell, a werewolf named George and a ghost named Annie.   Mitchell is trying to quit his blood addiction cold turkey and George is fighting his werewolf tendencies.  They decide to move into a flat together to try to live as humanly as possible.  The flat they move into is haunted by Annie.  She was murdered there.  She’s thrilled that they can see her.  It is a fun premise.  The funniest part is that the vampire and the werewolf both work in a hospital.  Mitchell is dead sexy (pun intended) and tempted by all the blood in the hospital.  I highly recommend this and you can download it to your I-Pod from

Mitchell is played by Aiden Turner.  A fine Irish lad. He was in an episode of The Tudors and he has a show coming on BBC called Desperate Romantics which I hope will be aired here as well.  Enjoy:

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