The irony is, the show is made in Canada.
The SyFy version is set in the Boston-area; the werewolf and vampire, Josh and Aidan, are both nurses at the fictional Suffolk County Hospital (the city of Boston is in Suffolk County, Massachusetts). Why Boston? Perhaps a tribute to Nancy Holzner's 2009 debut urban fantasy Deadtown....
Josh is the Americanized George--Jewish with a lesbian sister (c'mon...Jessica Stein anyone???) and a nurse with Aidan, the Americanized "Mitchell," at the hospital. "Aidan" is named after the actor who plays "Mitchell" in the original series, Aidan Turner. The actor playing "Aidan" is Sam Witwer; Sam Huntington plays "Josh"; and Meaghan Rath plays "Sally," Annie's counterpart.
It was all very odd--seeing the "Americanized" version, including the patronizing reference to Twilight. For lack of a better supernatural show amidst the reckless primetime comedy-attempts these days, it's watchable. A bit long in the tooth (if you will), Being Human SyFy is not on par with the original series. But the production of an "Americanized" adaptation of a BBC show already popular in America is not the fault of the writers, the director(s), or the actors.
However, it was a thrill to see Satan, I mean, Mark Pellegrino, who played Satan on Supernatural (returning with a new episode on CW F-1/28, 9pm EST!) as Bishop (Herrick on BBC)--Aidan's maker.
I wish there was more to say--Sam Witwer clearly is into his role as Aidan and the other Sam is very much shooting for the awkward yet kind, conscientious George. It's too early to comment on Sally.
On the Housel-scale, this a 6/10...so far. It's early.
And a PS to this post: It's February 6th and I just rewatched the third episode--things are looking up for our own little 21st century version of a supernatural "Three's Company"....keep up the good work, kids!