..or rather, have YOU seen it yet? I’m now hooked. Line, and oh yeah, the sinker.
Another challenge of a show to describe, Misfits is another one where you think you know what it would be like from the synopsis of ‘reluctant community service workers get hit by a crazy freak storm and attain super powers’, and you think, rrrriiiiight. So they use it to help people, right? Uh, not quite.
With the cheeky, abrasive assortment of characters, I would say led by the incorrigible Robert Sheehan (you may have seen him in Cherrybomb with Ron Weasley, I mean Rupert Grint), Iwan Rheon, and Lauren Socha (just to name a few) you honestly fall in love, and get grossed out all at the same time.
Sheehan, as Nathan well to tell you his power would ruin that surprise (as it happens a few episodes in) but Curtis can rewind time after traumatic moments, Kelly can read minds, and Simon can become invisible. Its not as glamorous as you may think..
With a spattering of, well.. blood, guts, curse words including the C word I should warn you,Â that even me, a conservative girl cannot get enough of this show with the best dramatic writing and ridiculously funny moments at the oddest of times, revolving around, oh, let’s just say a fellow estate inhabitant who’s power revolves around getting the power of becoming human. Oh, I should say he’s a gorilla.
I haven’t spoiled anything! I’ve just given you a morsel, and that should really lead you on the path of finding the first season on DVD (season 2 just ended brilliantly with an oddly festive Christmas episode). Go! I’ve found that after watching a few episodes back to back, I have started to think of insults in my head with Kelly’s northern accent in mind. SO fun! Oh! And its the catchiest theme song in recent times. (View/Listen to the opening credits here)
Oh, and now we have to wait until November next year for season 3. I need some more Brit-show recommendations! Leave me some comment candy, its Christmas!