Misfits TV Show

Misfits Opening Credits

When we moved to this (double the mortgage of our “starter home) house, we cut expenses where we could. One of the first things to go was cable tv. We’ve replace cable with antenna for over the air programming (coming full-circle to the “rabbit ears” days) and subscriptions to Hulu Plus and Netflix. Needless to say, I watch some weird stuff the general public goes not.

Hulu in particular has some interesting English television I’ve not seen. I’ve quite gotten into a program called Misfits, “a British science fiction comedy-drama television show, on E4, about a group of young offenders sentenced to work in a community service program, where they obtain supernatural powers after a strange electrical storm.”  Basically, it’s a superhero show about people who don’t define themselves nor act like superheros. In  other words, an actual interesting take on people with superpowers.  Also, time travel.

It’s such a good show. I’m on Series 2, Episode 5, with episodes clocking in around 45 minutes each, so I still thankfully have a ways to go. There is nothing neat and tidy about the plots or the group. They do some pretty messed up stuff actually (from a moral point of view), but never cross the line to me where I’m not pulling for the characters.

I’m at a point where one of the characters who started as a creepy wreck, has switched to one of the most heroic. Now that I look back it had been happening subtly over the two series, but it also happened over the course of one episode. It’s just good writing.

The show switches back and forth between, funny, serious, and slightly disturbing. You should give it a shot. I can’t think of anything else that’s going to be on television this weekend (screw “The Big Game”).