This is a low-budget British sci-fi show about a group of
young people who are hit by some strange storm while they're
out doing their community service. These are not criminals,
just people who have gotten in trouble for minor things. The
storm gives them strange powers, but not necessarily good
ones that you would want to have. Other people in their city
are also affected. The fun of the series is discovering who
has what powers and how it changes their lives.
The writing is really good. The plot twists and turns in
unexpected ways to keep you interested. It is not a
super-villain-of-the-week type of show. However, if
you're looking for cool costumes, this is not the show for
you. It's more like Alphas or Heroes than Spider-man or
Batman. However, it is better than both of those shows.
The cast is good-looking, but they are not absurdly
handsome like they are on American TV shows. They look more
like normal people. Since it's a British show, there is
nudity and lots of foul language. It doesn't bother me, but
you may not like it if you are squeamish about that sort of
thing. It's not generally a gross show, with lots of blood
Really, the only thing I didn't like is that one of the
main characters, Nathan, looks and sounds like a teenager,
not the young adult he's supposed to be. His voice even
sounds like it's changing half the time. It doesn't help
that his character lives with his mother. So when he's
drinking and having sex with an obviously-older woman, it
seemed a bit perverted.
All of the actors are very good, though. Each one is very
distinct so you don't have any trouble telling them apart,
and they do a bang-up job, as they might say. I especially
like the actor Iwan Rheon, who plays Simon.
If you're a fan of great British drama, of scifi, you'll
love this. There are some awesome features, as well. You can
read about them below. I really enjoyed the whole DVD set.
For The First Time In North America, BBC Announces
'Misfits: Season 1' On DVD July 31
*MISFITS: SEASON ONE*
*SEX... DRUGS...& SUPER POWERS...*
*"Brilliantly written and psychologically astute, Misfits is one of the
best shows I´ve seen in ages..." - Slate*
*New York - July 27, 2012 -*The award-winning, critically acclaimed series
Misfits: Season One is available on DVD for the first time in North America
on July 31, 2012. The provocative show GQ called "outstanding" proves that
superpowers, hormones and court-ordered community service are an
entertaining mix The DVD includes an exclusive collector´s free t-shirt
Written and created by Howard Overman (Merlin), Misfits took home the 2010
BAFTA TV Award for Drama Series and continues to earn international acclaim.
Kelly (BAFTA-winner Lauren Socha), Nathan (Robert Sheehan, The Borrowers,
Season of the Witch), Curtis (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett), Alisha (Antonia
Thomas), and Simon (Iwan Rheon) are five unruly teenagers forced to do
community service as payback for their crimes. But when a freak electrical
storm hits their town, strange things begin to happen to the gang as they
discover that they have each developed a superpower, one that reveals their
deepest, darkest insecurities. Though they just want to finish their
community service and get through the challenges of everyday teenage life -
relationships, friendships, parents and sex - fate has another task in
store for them: they must save their town from the evil that has descended
upon it. With abilities ranging from invisibility to hearing people´s
thoughts, these young malcontents are going to learn that having great
power sure can get in the way of having a great time.
In 2011, Misfits premiered exclusively in the U.S. on Hulu and Hulu Plus,
and is launching on Logo starting July 19, 2012. In Canada, the series
premiered in Spring 2010 on Showcase and on BBC Canada.
Bonus features include:
- Making of Misfits
- Cast and Crew Interviews
- Simon´s Films
- A collector´s item that can´t be missed- an exclusive Misfits t-shirt
with every DVD.
*About BBC Worldwide Americas:*
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of
the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). BBC Worldwide Americas brings
together all of BBC Worldwide businesses across North and South America.
The company exists to maximize the value of the BBC´s assets for the
benefit of the UK license payer, and invests in public service programming
in return for rights. The company has five core businesses: Channels,
Content & Production, Sales & Distribution, Consumer Products and Digital.
Under these businesses fall two key brands in the U.S. - digital cable
channel BBC AMERICA and BBC Worldwide Productions, the production arm
responsible for the smash hit Dancing with the Stars.
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