Since Sunday, I have been most unhealthily, decimatingly and all-consumingly obsessed with BBC 3's supernatural satire, Being Human. For years I've been watching the odd half hours of probably all of the series - I remember watching parts of the first series when things were being explained - but because it's on quite late and I wasn't really in the target audience group, I never fell into it. How that's changed.
Now, meet Alex. Played by Kate Bracken, she appears in episode 6, I believe, of the most recent series 4, of which the finale is airing this Sunday. (I am extremely excited for it.) The easiest way to describe her is to say that she's basically a post-watershed Pond, with less ginger and more sarcastic. And she rocks.
|Meet Alex. (The girl, not the man.)|
|Boots: Doc Martens|
Later, Alex layers what seems to be some kind of waistcoat or corset top over a pink vest, showing a little splash of colour in an otherwise all-black outfit. I've always loved waistcoats, on both girls and guys, and I love the buttons of Alex's.
|"Oh, thanks sugar. I’m sure that sounded less creepy in your head." - Alex, on Hal being creepy|
I find the juxtapositioning of the leather jacket with the romantic dark teal dress lively and edgy, but dressy at the same time - a perfect ensemble for a date, perhaps? Let's just hope your lucky date hasn't the tendency to indiscriminately rip girls' throats out.
It's probably too much to hope she'll become a recurring character in the series, but I cannot wait to see more of her. I can only hope the next companion in line (who is, much to my disappointment, not Chinese) is half as fantastic as Alex.