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  • Summary: A storm gives Nathan, Kelly, Curtis, Alisha, Simon and Gary, who had been sentenced to community service, superpowers in the British series that makes its television debut (it was availiable on Hulu beginning in June 2011) in the United States on the Logo channel. The series was recentlyA storm gives Nathan, Kelly, Curtis, Alisha, Simon and Gary, who had been sentenced to community service, superpowers in the British series that makes its television debut (it was availiable on Hulu beginning in June 2011) in the United States on the Logo channel. The series was recently renewed for a fourth season in the UK. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Fantasy, Suspense, Science Fiction

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  1. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Jan 13, 2012
    70
    The good aspects of this show are engaging and Misfits is a damn sight more consistent than the most spectacular fail in this genre, "Heroes."
  2. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Jul 18, 2012
    70
    The attempt to be both a comedy and a drama doesn't always work--some of the story lines can have a desperate feel--but Misfits has enough going for it to snare aficionados of the odd.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
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  3. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Sep 24, 2013
    10
    This show is just so very british. It's all about the characters which are weird, lively and likeable. Yes, 10 minutes into the first episodeThis show is just so very british. It's all about the characters which are weird, lively and likeable. Yes, 10 minutes into the first episode (that's why this is not really a spoiler) they and a lot of other people each receive unique powers ranging from incredibly mighty to ridiculous. But instead of becoming a "Heroes" clone it centers on these young protagonists and makes you care about them. I give it a 10, although the whole season 3 is an entire disappointment. However, the misfits return to strength in season 4. Collapse
  2. May 31, 2015
    10
    Using a very familiar plot device (people finding they have inherited superpowers) and completely differentiating it from any superheroUsing a very familiar plot device (people finding they have inherited superpowers) and completely differentiating it from any superhero movie/TV/book out there, Misfits has a mish-mash of quotable dialogue (almost all awarded to Robert Sheehan for his career-making turn as a disarmingly witty, smart-arse Irish bastard), fantastic acting and tropes turned on their heads; making way for an excellent second season with a shocking twist - which then untwists itself. Highly recommended. Expand
  3. Aug 12, 2014
    9
    By the first ten minutes of the first episode, I was hooked. The characters were well written, the attitudes were perfect and it was reallyBy the first ten minutes of the first episode, I was hooked. The characters were well written, the attitudes were perfect and it was really funny, especially with Nathan and Kelly's banter. Series 2 was great, but series 3 was missing something, it was Nathan. Lauren Socha (Kelly) kept the show alive throughout series 3, but when she, Alisha and Simon were gone, there was only Curtis from the original cast left, and really, I didn't like Curtis as a character, so it was really not worth watching. Although, I pushed myself through Series 4 and then when Series 5 was on, it was great, it went out with a bang, but it's a shame the original cast went. Expand
  4. Feb 8, 2014
    9
    The originality of series 1 is probably why I got so hooked onto the show. The dark undertones, the powers and the characters really got meThe originality of series 1 is probably why I got so hooked onto the show. The dark undertones, the powers and the characters really got me excited. Probably the best of all the series. Expand
  5. Feb 7, 2013
    8
    The story of ordinary people finding themselves endowed with super powers is not exactly original anymore (see Heroes, No Ordinary Family andThe story of ordinary people finding themselves endowed with super powers is not exactly original anymore (see Heroes, No Ordinary Family and Alphas) but Misfits distinguishes itself from the crowd thanks to its cast of atypical and memorable characters. Initially coming across as rather unlikable the excellent writing soon draws you in until actually care what happens to the five young offenders at the centre of the story. Unlike many other similar shows it is also laugh out loud in places. As a result, despite the odd occasion where the show 'cops out' thanks to one of the characters ability to rewind time, Misfits always makes for an entertaining watch (as long as you don't mind crude humour). Expand
  6. Jul 15, 2013
    8
    The first season is extremely witty, dark, quirky, and hilarious. The series manages to blend plot and humour almost flawlessly. Although theThe first season is extremely witty, dark, quirky, and hilarious. The series manages to blend plot and humour almost flawlessly. Although the latter seasons are not as good as the former it still manages to hold your attention. Expand
  7. Sep 6, 2013
    0
    1. The main target audience: students, cattle and other stupid people.
    2. Stupid, primitive, vulgar and cruel humor.
    3. Dull and illogical
    1. The main target audience: students, cattle and other stupid people.
    2. Stupid, primitive, vulgar and cruel humor.
    3. Dull and illogical plot.
    4. Mediocre acting.

    The most miserable series that I've seen.
    Society degrades.
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