Monday, July 4, 2011

Are you guys watching Misfits?

Because, seriously, you should be.  It's a British Heroes  that doesn't at all (so far) suck, plus sex and nudity and lots of swearing and, in the first episode, complete with a 28 Days Later-esque rage-zombie.  Doesn't that sound like so much fun?

The premise is this: a disparate group of young people (early 20s, I guess, since none of them are in high school) are given community service sentences for various crimes and meet up at a London (?) community center.  As they and their probation officer head outside to paint some park benches, a strange and violent storm rolls in, dropping huge chunks of hail.  The storm also hits them with a bolt of lightning and when they all wake up, they've got various superpowers, which seem to be based on things they regret about their lives.  Hijinks ensue, people die and we're off to the races.

Seriously, I'm not going to tell you any more than that because you really should watch it yourselves.  The main characters are well cast: multi-racial, with multi-socioeconomic backgrounds, interesting body types and faces, and strong (and in some instances, difficult for the non-Brit to understand) accents.  These aren't your typical too-gorgeous-to-be-real Hollywood actors: they could be real people.  The show is not for children as it's violent and bloody, full of f-bombs and fairly graphic sex - not quite True Blood level but close.  But it's also very funny in places.  Things do not work out for our characters - things are difficult for them and are not solved in one episode - nor are we told everything about all of them all at once.  I think it's way fun.

Misfits is a British import and is found on Hulu, with new episodes being dropped every Monday.  Go check it out.


  1. Looking forward to checking this out--thanks for the suggestion! Are you going to check out Alphas on Syfy? Looks like it has potential...

  2. E2 is pretty graphic sex-wise, and one of the characters is nigh on unintelligible due to her wicked strong accent. But, I can't wait to watch E4 tonight! I'm DVRing Alphas and am tentatively hopeful ... I'd rather it starts slow and gets better than starts good and deteriorates like Heroes did. Enjoy!