I like a lot of shows but only the shows that I consider to be incredibly original and well-written do I recommend to others. Keep in mind, I’ve never recommended Gossip Girl, not to anyone. In fact, I had to stop watching it eventually when I realized it was utter shit.
So I’m here to tell you that you have to watch Misfits, there is nothing else like it. Some say it’s like a combination of Heroes and Skins but I think you can’t really compare it to anything.
The Basics: A group of teenagers are assigned community service but when there is a big storm they find they are left with super powers. These super powers aren’t anything like Superman, it’s more like reading minds and the ability to be invisible.
I like this explanation from the site:
Unlike their more conventional counterparts, our misfits donâ€™t swap their ankle tags and mobile phones for capes and tights. Instead, they discover what a pain in the arse life can be when youâ€™re stuck with a super power you didnâ€™t want.
This show has been called a combination of Heroes and Skins but I don’t really agree. I mean I guess on a basic concept but the show seems a lot darker than both of those, it’s not something you can compare to anything.
The Good: It’s pretty much all good. It’s seriously funny but dark at the same time. For someone who doesn’t tend to like sci-fi I like how they go in a very different direction with it. Plus the accents, that’s always a plus in my book.
The Bad: Of course this is a UK show so it’s tough to watch from the US, which is annoying. Also they are known for having very short tv seasons and these are really short. I thought the 10 episode seasons of Skins was bad but these 6 episodes are maddening but I get, they prefer quality over quantity.
So anyway, go see it, cause I told you to.