Review: Misfits.

I know I’m so late to the party on this one, but my access to Hulu Plus is sketchy at best, (I have a bit of an issue with the way they advertise their programming and the method in which they actually deliver it–so I consistently pay for Netflix, but only get Hulu Plus when I find a code for a month for free. Most recent: Viggle had a month on “sale” for 6,500 points. Or in my case, about 3 days worth of CNN).

Considering that I have only one month, I’ve decided to immerse myself in series I’ve never seen before, this week’s? “Misfits”.

I was a massive fan of “Heroes”, and I feel you need to know that in order to understand where I’m coming from here. I felt it was ended entirely too abruptly, by a network struggling to cope with the fact that they just can’t get on top in this world of 5 million channels. The writer’s strike combined with the expense of the show, I get it, it was a hard thing to justify keeping on, but nonetheless, my life has been a little more empty without the Super Power People in it. I’ve attempted some of the US options….”The Cape”, for example. For the record, the only thing that remains in my mind regarding this show is the “6 seasons and a movie!” line from an entirely different show…

But nothing has quite hit the spot. Made me all warm and fuzzy….nothing has been able to motivate me in the way Zach Quinto as Sylar could…to maybe, possibly….root for the “bad guy” a bit more than I should…I mean, yeah, he’s a serial killer, but the guy grew up with that mom….the Beautiful Homes & Gardens magazine chick….you know….he’s gonna have a screw or two loose!

Back to the point…

“Misfits” follows a group of young offenders who, along with other random Brits in the general vicinity, receive super powers after some weird electrical storm sets over the city on some average, gloomy day in England. The powers are all pretty stereo-typical stuff, but the difference in this show is the fact that all of our “heroes” are complete and utter anti-heroes.

The show is well written, delves into that subculture of young adults who really don’t have their shit as together as former generations may have at that age….what, I can’t like television that’s relevant to me?

I generally don’t dig a lot of British television. I know I should have some respect for where the comedy that prevails in this country actually stems from, but I worked for a British company for a long time…and well, British accents, kinda give me nightmares. Not joking even a little bit here, this is serious, folks.

I’ve made exceptions in the past for anything Rowan Atkinson has ever done…and at the behest of my former mentor, I gave “A Bit of Fry and Laurie” more than a passing chance….I did love them both…still do….but I could never get myself into Monty Python…or any of the other Brit classics that every one looks down on me for not adoring, but whatever…fuck it, I can’t deal with the accents….unless they’re utterly cockney. Loads of that in “Misfits”….not too many proper Londonites..? Londinians…? Idk, nor do I care. I can deal with the accents on this show, and on the whole, understand the dialogue sans subtitles, so…you know…don’t let your fear of your old boss keep you from this one, k?

For now I’ll leave you though, cos I still have like two seasons to watch!

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