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What Misfits provides is a group of interesting, likable and believable characters involved in well thought-out stories that are not over-complicated but still challenge the audience.
To complete the show, the episodes are also full of thick, dark humour.
Overall, it is an excellent show.
The storyline of Misfits is twisted and clouded. Until now no one seems to be using their powers for anything weird and they still do their community service. I like that. They're not suddenly super heroes and nothing fancy is going on.
The more I see of British "telly", the more I love it. The budget is smaller, the realism is more important and the various series seem to be shorter with focus on quality instead of ability to survive a buck load of seasons. Go Britania, go! As the Brits would say: SPOT ON!
The first season is extremely witty, dark, quirky, and hilarious. The series manages to blend plot and humour almost flawlessly. Although the latter seasons are not as good as the former it still manages to hold your attention.
Season 2 of Misfits is my favorite season of Misfits. Season 2 is the best due to the great humour (which is still present in the other seasons, but in this season it is at it's best).
Season 3 is the second best season of Misfits. In my opinion, Rudy is not as good as Nathan, but he still is a great character, and one of the best. I especially enjoyed the zombie cheerleader episode. 8/10
I don't get the comparisons with Heroes - other than the 'superpowers', this bears no resemblance to the 'save-the-world' schtick and good-v-evil piety Heroes is full of. This is definitely black (with a collection of mottled stains that it's best not to ask about). I'm still undecided about Simon (sweet underneath or fundamental embryonic psychopath); I'd have to throttle Nathan if he were my offspring, but he's a joy to watch, I look forward to the series' 'ressurrection'......
Initially I found Robert Sheehan's character 'Nathan' to be really irritating to the point that I thought he would ruin the programme, but as the show progresses he really is the heart of the whole thing and by the end of it I realised he was far and away the best thing in it !
Sheehan is certainly a face for the future, so too Lauren Socha who as 'Kelly' again initially seems like a real 'Chav' before blossoming into a very rounded character who you can sympathise with. Following her work in the Arctic Monkey's 'Scummy Man' promo she could also be one to watch.
If this was US produced I dare say we'd have had a minimum of 12 episodes to season 1, but the six we do get are excellent.
It would be a real crime if this doesn't reappear for a Second Series by the end of the year.
And the writing is so crisp and imaginative it's hard to believe this guy has no writing credits before 2005. Howard Overman is sure to be a well-known name in British broadcasting for years to come.
BAFTA award well-earned.
A storm rolls over head and the group are morphed into super humans with a peculiar talent that seems to mimic they own personality traits. There are many things good about it: Firstly the cast are supreme. The young actors clearly get stuck into their roles and are enjoying every minute. Secondly, I love the fact that this is a blend of the teen shows with sometimes extreme content. That had to be the longest topless scene in history of normal TV, yet it was acted flawlessly. The dark elements of the story mix wonderfully with the concrete foulness of the environment the group find themselves in, well done to whoever located that youth centre. What really won me over was the one episode where the Irish chap puts on yellow ski glasses and asks the misfits to guess who he is... "I'm an annoying c unit" - "I'm Bonno". And that classic bit where he throws the brick through the car window and is asked by the Social worker if he is special. "If I was special I would have missed". The Big Lebowski bowling scene was not lost on me either and the Misfit tribute to 'the dude'is faithfully executed.
This show is still clever, still very engaging and the male rape scene in the toilet is such a sophisticated take on a difficult subject that it is difficult to imagine where the writers are going to take us next. This show is becoming truly exceptional and I have no doubt that cult status is coming, we just need a few more people to see it. I still have no notable negatives at this stage beyond the fact that I will have to wait for a second series.
Bring back Robert Sheehan! Otherwise good luck.
The setting, the music, the vibe, the acting..all of a first class standard which, if something I made, would make me proud, more than satisfied and make me wanting to make more of this type of entertainment.
Anyone interested in something clever and alternative would appreciate this greatly and I urge you to watch it. I cannot say any more...
All the best.
Realistically, not much of a story, "chewed it" over 100 times, but this series is a way to bring more reality to this fiction. The huge downside is the change of their power after 2 seasons and introducing a new character Rudy Wade. It's so lame and monotonous that I looked away without any interest. Catastrophically bad acting of Rudy Wade lower vote in half. My recommendation is to watch the first 2 seasons and finish with the series.
Its no secret that in Heroes...it was down hill after Peter lost his powers. Well....when Curtis lost his powers to rewind time.....to save his girlfriend....that was the dagger in the heart!
Then in season 3....no Nathan??? As irritating as he was....he was the show! I just today finished Ep. 1 of Season 3....and so far....I am ready to stop watching! Seriously.....back on community service?! WTF?! I did a little reading ahead...and I predict this show getting canceled before season 4 kicks off...or shortly after....unless Curtis can get a rewind and bring his girlfriend back.
Please....get back on track....you had a wonderful ideal.....but somehow....its getting off track.
What i feel obliged to complain about is series 3, it crashes, the whole feel of the show, and the direction it was going so strongly in just vanishes and i felt like i was watching a completely different TV show. Robert Sheehan leaving proves too much for this show. Whoever cast "the new guy" should have their CV reviewed. He's a polar opposite of who he was replacing and i could not connect with him. very bad choice of actor imo and the new writers should hang their heads in shame
I have watched the first 2 series in the last week and now i could care less about what happens to everyone. I never seen a show drop so far so quick. Sorry about the rant but i had so much faith in the show and where it was going and now i hope it ends before they destroy all the goodness it once had
This was at one point a show that had the freshness of Skins and Fresh Meat. Now it seems to have gone down a path to stupidity.Watching the latest episode, now with 3, yes count them 3, Joseph Gilguns one must wonders what the heck the creators were thinking. It seems to be something of a coronation street spin off. But a dark spin off.
i ranked this 9 during the 1st season and seldom comment, but this has turned to shite
This is a story of a group of juvenile delinquents caught in a storm and given super-human powers!
As for the series.. I was relunctant to watch the first episode. It lookedfew episodes and this "breakfast club" of delinquents will start to make sense.
American's might have a little bit of trouble with the "limey-talk" (lovingly put) but, once you get to know the characters, this is a series that is edgy, disturbing, obscene, and also a must watch! It's not ordinary TV!
As for the characters, the most "putting-off" character is Nathan..
As much as you hate him the first couple of episodes, you can't imagine the group without him, and as offensive, uneducated, undisciplined, crude, disgusting and waste of human space he is, he's the most lovable.
The title does the show justice, even with their superpowers, these are not "Heroes" and if, in reality, this occurred nobody would want anything to do with them.