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Episode #1.1 

Five young adolescents begin community service under the watchful eye of their probation officer when a freak storm strikes them, granting them supernatural abilities.

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Six youngsters are performing Community Service supervised by probation officer Tony. They are party girl Alisha, ladette Kelly, cocky Nathan, shy arsonist Simon, Curtis an ex-athlete disgraced for drug-taking and aggressive Gary. They are caught up in a freak storm which affects them all except Gary who is indoors at the time cleaning his hat.As a result of being touched by the storm Kelly can hear peoples'- and animals' - thoughts, Alisha can get others sexually turned on merely by touch, Curtis can turn back time and Simon become invisible. Only Nathan,to his annoyance, has no special powers. Tony is changed into a psychopathic monster who kills Gary and almost kills Kelly but Curtis turns back time to save her. The group have to kill Tony and bury his and Gary's bodies,feigning innocence when a new probation officer arrives. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The visual effect used to show Simon's invisibility power was inspired by Edvard Munch's "The Scream." See more »

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Kelly Bailey: What if there's loads of people like us all over town?
Nathan Young: No, that kind of thing only happens in America. This will fade away. I'm telling you, by this time next week, it'll be back to the same old boring shit.
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Out at the Pictures
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Performed by Hot Chip
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"Misfits: Episode #1.1" (2009)
8 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The first episode of Misfits came across as a typical E4 show at first. It had nice pacey editing, cool foul mouthed kids, and hip indie music. Luckily none of this was overdone in a Skins/Hollyoaks kind of fashion. The show starts quickly by introducing us to the protagonists getting ready for community service. Instantly, these are people we shouldn't particularly like, but they are fairly humorous. It isn't long before giant blocks of ice are raining down and smashing everything in sight. After they're hit by lightning Kelly begins to read minds. This ties in with her character (as do all the revealed powers), as she is worried what others think of her. It leads to a lot of comedy in the episode, especially when she reads her dog's mind, which is voiced perfectly by Phil Daniels. Unfortunately, the storm has affected their probation officer too and it has amplified his rage towards "scum". He soon becomes very dangerous. This was an excellent first episode. It juggled the themes and tones perfectly. It presented the characters as simple stereotypes, but hinted at complexity which would no doubt be developed upon throughout the series. It also leaves the characters in a dangerous position, but one where we are totally on their side, but also feel for the others they have to face. Had me hooked.


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