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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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5   4   3   2   1  
2013   2012   2011   2010   2009  
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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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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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Performed by The Rapture
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The best thing ever shown on E4
10 December 2009 | by kaboomboomboomSee all my reviews

Misfits has been described in a lot of reviews as a cross between Skins and Heroes, however, in my opinion, it doesn't contain the biggest flaws of these shows- pretentiousness or unoriginality. I'm *not* slating these shows, I'm just saying that as quite a comic-book fan, it's difficult to watch or read something about characters with superpowers without ripping it apart- getting irritated by the plot lines that are taken, or 'influenced' from other sources and neither does it have an impossibly good looking set of people living a life you can't help but envy, no matter what drama has unfolded in their life due to partying too hard. Misfits is very unique and while you can guess some plot lines of the show, you can never guess what'll happen next episode.

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.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 2012 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Clerkenwell Films See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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