Being Human may be marketed as your average supernatural show featuring vampires to werewolves, but the plot actually runs much deeper than that. Originally, the series was about an agoraphobe, a sex addict, and a man with rage issues living together and trying to conduct normal lives in society. During the developmental stages, though, creator Toby Whithouse saw the very abstract link he could make between those conditions and supernatural beings.

With that in mind, the agoraphobe character turned into a ghost, the sex addict into a vampire, and the man with rage issues became a werewolf. The three remained roommates, and the show still followed their efforts to blend into society despite their now very supernatural afflictions. How’s that for a philosophy professor’s wet dream?

Being Human has been one of BBC’s more successful programs, airing for five impressive seasons.