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Misfits 

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A group of young offenders doing community service get struck by lightning during a storm, and begin to develop superpowers.

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Howard Overman
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2013   2012   2011   2010   2009  
10 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett ...  Curtis Donovan 25 episodes, 2009-2012
Joseph Gilgun ...  Rudy Wade 25 episodes, 2011-2013
Iwan Rheon ...  Simon Bellamy 21 episodes, 2009-2011
Lauren Socha ...  Kelly Bailey 21 episodes, 2009-2011
Antonia Thomas ...  Alisha Daniels 21 episodes, 2009-2011
Karla Crome ...  Jess 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Nathan McMullen ...  Finn Samson 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Shaun Dooley ...  Greg 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Matt Stokoe ...  Alex 15 episodes, 2012-2013
Robert Sheehan ...  Nathan Young 15 episodes, 2009-2011
Natasha O'Keeffe ...  Abbey Smith 11 episodes, 2012-2013
Craig Parkinson ...  Shaun 11 episodes, 2010-2011
Matthew McNulty ...  Seth 11 episodes, 2010-2012
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Nathan, Kelly, Simon, Alisha and Curtis were expecting their community service to be boring. However after a freak thunderstorm they discover that it is anything but dull. Bestowed with strange powers, the five very different teens realize they have a lot more to worry about than just picking up litter, especially as they discover that they are not the only ones who have been given strange powers. Secrets will be revealed, feelings brought to the surface and relationships formed and broken. But hey, its only 12 weeks of community service; what's the worst that could happen? Written by LadyN1

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When five young outsiders on community service get caught in a strange storm they soon realise they have developed superpowers.


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UK

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English

Release Date:

19 July 2012 (USA) See more »

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Misfits See more »

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Clerkenwell Films See more »
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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Antonia Thomas was originally reluctant to take the role of Alisha Daniels due to the heavy amount of sexual activity involved in the part. However, she changed her mind when she read the script further, met with Howard Overman and found that the character had far more depth than originally thought. Thomas also joked in an interview that when Howard Overman met with her and asked if there were any requests for character development in Series 2 she answered "less inappropriate sexual things to do on screen." See more »

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Nathan Young: Didn't you say you wanted to piss on her tits? Best you keep that kinda thing between you and your internet service provider.
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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #14.70 (2010) See more »

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Fantastic Television
8 January 2010 | by darkspringxlSee all my reviews

I must admit that not once did I think of 'Heroes' when watching this programme, although now the point has been raised I can see why people would compare the two. What this programme does is show what a fertile ground British TV still is as not only is it very well cast, but the writing, direction and production design match anything that out US friends can do. Along with Skins and The Inbetweeners Channel 4 have now got another great programme that is 'yoof' but also appeals to an older audience. It is very dark, very twisted and quite often very very funny.

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.


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