|The US cast.|
The US one tended toward more melodrama than the UK one, which always strove to include humor in pretty much everything. And while the US show followed its predecessor more closely in its first season, with some major plot points all playing out the same way - how ghost Annie/Sally died, werewolf George/Josh accidentally turning his girlfriend Nina/Nora into a werewolf too, vampire Mitchell/Aidan dealing with his maker and other vampires who want him more part of the fold. But that's really where the similarities ended, and thankfully so, because who really needs two versions of the exact same thing when you could easily watch the original on BBC America?
|The original UK cast.|
Off topic! Meanwhile, back in the US, the show embraced all sorts of different supernatural craziness. Whereas Annie always steadfastly remained a ghost, Sally changed in a variety of ways. Perhaps because she was sort of boring at first without as much of the good-natured humor to her as Annie had possessed, they decided to send her down a darker path, eating other ghosts, turning human again only to go full zombie, and finally returning back to a ghost, but with magical witch powers.
|The second UK cast.|
I'm not sure I'm saying anything in particular in this article other than they were both good versions of the show. Both with their own drawbacks and strengths, but both compelling enough to keep me watching through to the end. So, without more adieu I will bid a fond farewell to these two shows, and thank them for not out-staying their welcome as some other shows tend to do nowadays, particularly in the US. It's always much more satisfying to have something end on a natural note than force it to keep going ad nauseam.
So, farewell to Mitchell, George, Annie, Nora, Hal, Tom, Alex, Aidan, Josh, Sally and Nora (and the actors who portrayed them!), along with all the supporting guests who made the shows that much better too. We shall remember you all fondly as you head into your afterlives.
Sorry, I had to.