Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Misfits is Bomb!!!

Okay now if ur a fan of heroes, lost, or the BBC's SKINS, then i suggest you get ur dumb American head out your ass, and you start watching Misfits on HULU now!!!!!, don't get left behind, while this show sweeps America by storm. this show across the pond has already scored the best drama BAFTA award, and has become a hit in the UK, so what the fuck is the show about? well. Misfits follows five early-20s delinquents on community service in Wertham (a fictional borough in London) who are caught outside during an electrical thunder storm and acquire special powers. Kelly (Lauren Socha) gains the ability to hear the thoughts of others, Curtis (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett) can rewind time after experiencing an immense sense of regret, Alisha (Antonia Thomas) sends people into a sexual frenzy when they touch her skin, she is by far my fave misfit Simon (Iwan Rheon) can become invisible, and Nathan (Robert Sheehan) at first demonstrates no power. the show is fanasticly written, takes its time with the storyline, and the acting is believable and touching. 

British reviews have been very positive. The Times gave it four out of five stars, calling it "a new union — salty British street humour with whizz-bang special effects" which should "keep E4's core audience happy". An online review by The Guardian said that it was "confident enough to operate in its own universe and set up something new" and that it was aimed at showing us "real people" rather than the stereotype of the "ASBO teenager". The Guardian's print reviewer was also enthusiastic, saying: "Misfits is indeed silly — sillier, even, than it sounds — but it's also brilliant: sharp, funny, dark and, in places, quite chilling. Both the writing and the performances ensure that everything but the preposterous central premise remains entirely believable." The Daily Telegraph drew special attention to Howard Overman's script which, it said, "sparkled from the off, introducing his posse of social outcasts as a bunch of total losers, but each one distinctively and memorably so."
The Irish media have also been impressed with the show. The Evening Herald called the debut episode "dark, hilarious, exciting and beautifully produced". It went on to say that "the spark comes from Overman's razor-sharp script, yet a lot of the credit also has to go to the well-chosen young cast, who are uniformly superb."
In Australia, the Boxcutters television review was more laconic: "Misfits ... is filled with unattractive and very annoying characters and is essentially Skins meets Heroes. So why do we find it so strangely compelling?"

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