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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on April 7, 2011
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This has got to be one of the most original and funniest series I have seen in a long long time. You manage to feel for the characters in the show and really build a connection with each of them. The plot each week is always well thought out and followed through. Not predictable in any way and just a really fresh idea! Extremely entertaining and overall an excellent series that really is absolutely worth watching.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I'll be honest, I fell in love with "The Misfits" on first sight. I like TV that thwarts my expectations. Reading the description of this unabashed British mash-up, one might completely write it off. It sounds as if it could be complete rubbish on paper. But it takes its outlandish premise and runs with it! If you had told me that a show about juvenile delinquents with superpowers would turn into one of my contemporary favorites, I'd have thought you were crazy. Expertly blending ribald comedy with a science fiction theme, "Misfits" is easily one of the funniest and most wildly entertaining shows that I've seen in a while. Seriously. And if I were to describe it further, it would sound even sillier. The five central characters in "Misfits" meet in a community service group, get caught in a freak electrical storm that juices them with lightning, and awake to realize that their world has changed forever. Actually, not just their world but the world around them as the strange storm has affected others in macabre and hysterical ways. Season One effectively introduced the cast and its episodes centered around the quintet as they started to understand the new world around them.

Season Two, like Season One, is comprised of only six episodes. However, a Christmas one-off is also included that will completely redefine things for Season Three. That's a total of seven episodes for this release.

In this season, snarky Nathan (the endlessly entertaining Robert Sheehan) finally realizes his super power and it expertly resolves the cliffhanger from the preceding year. Everything that worked so well in Season one is magnified with more intricate story lines. There are a couple of terrific independent episodes featuring Nathan's long lost brother and a villain that seems to have stepped out of a violent video game. But the continuing plot threads are getting more complex. A mysterious masked stranger watches the group and impacts things in a tremendous way. The revelation of his identity and his fate is a series high point that changes the game irrevocably. But this season also marks the public acceptance of super powers with harrowing and unpredictable results. And, as I mentioned, the Christmas Special is a doozy that virtually reboots the entire show in a brilliant fashion!

With a cast of talented young actors, it might be tempting to dismiss this as a show exclusively for a younger demographic. And perhaps it is. But as an adult, I think it is an absolute laugh riot. If you like edgier fare (this is rich with colorful language, brief nudity, and wildly inappropriate behavior), I strongly encourage you to give this a look. Remember, though, this is a British production. Some of the references might elude you if you are completely unfamiliar with the pop culture scene across the pond and many of the accents are quite extreme. Although I didn't struggle too much, I have friends that watched the show with subtitles. One of the actresses, in particular, poses quite a challenge. Deciphering her lines is worth it, though, because they are so consistently sharp. (In a later season, the actress Lauren Socha even won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress). The primary strength of "Misfits" is its dialogue. Appearing lowbrow while being incredibly smart is hard to pull off. But there is nothing dumbed down about the show's scripts which are incredibly sophisticated AND utterly profane.

Having mentioned Socha and Sheehan, I should also give recognition to Iwan Rheon (sensitive Simon) and Antonia Thomas (Alisha) for getting to display a more heartfelt side this year. A truly great show for adventurous and open-minded viewers. KGHarris, 11/12.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on August 22, 2011
There is nothing negative I can say about this show. If you forced me to come up with something...it would be the wait between episodes.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 31, 2012
The characters are real. They're gritty, they're flawed, they're people that grate on you until you realize that you love them, and that you notice when they're gone. They're multifaceted and true to each other. The music is amazing, the writing is humorous and dark in all the right ways, and the show keeps you wanting more. The seasons are short, but the episodes are long, and it feels like family when you're watching. I just finished the last episode and I miss them already. I don't usually do this, but I'm pretty much immediately restarting the series again tomorrow afternoon from the beginning. I can't speak enough volumes about this show. It is worth your time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format: Blu-ray
I'll be honest, I fell in love with "The Misfits" on first sight. I like TV that thwarts my expectations. Reading the description of this unabashed British mash-up, one might completely write it off. It sounds as if it could be complete rubbish on paper. But it takes its outlandish premise and runs with it! If you had told me that a show about juvenile delinquents with superpowers would turn into one of my contemporary favorites, I'd have thought you were crazy. Expertly blending ribald comedy with a science fiction theme, "Misfits" is easily one of the funniest and most wildly entertaining shows that I've seen in a while. Seriously. And if I were to describe it further, it would sound even sillier. The five central characters in "Misfits" meet in a community service group, get caught in a freak electrical storm that juices them with lightning, and awake to realize that their world has changed forever. Actually, not just their world but the world around them as the strange storm has affected others in macabre and hysterical ways. Season One effectively introduced the cast and its episodes centered around the quintet as they started to understand the new world around them.

Season Two, like Season One, is comprised of only six episodes. However, a Christmas one-off is also included that will completely redefine things for Season Three. That's a total of seven episodes for this release.

In this season, snarky Nathan (the endlessly entertaining Robert Sheehan) finally realizes his super power and it expertly resolves the cliffhanger from the preceding year. Everything that worked so well in Season one is magnified with more intricate story lines. There are a couple of terrific independent episodes featuring Nathan's long lost brother and a villain that seems to have stepped out of a violent video game. But the continuing plot threads are getting more complex. A mysterious masked stranger watches the group and impacts things in a tremendous way. The revelation of his identity and his fate is a series high point that changes the game irrevocably. But this season also marks the public acceptance of super powers with harrowing and unpredictable results. And, as I mentioned, the Christmas Special is a doozy that virtually reboots the entire show in a brilliant fashion!

With a cast of talented young actors, it might be tempting to dismiss this as a show exclusively for a younger demographic. And perhaps it is. But as an adult, I think it is an absolute laugh riot. If you like edgier fare (this is rich with colorful language, brief nudity, and wildly inappropriate behavior), I strongly encourage you to give this a look. Remember, though, this is a British production. Some of the references might elude you if you are completely unfamiliar with the pop culture scene across the pond and many of the accents are quite extreme. Although I didn't struggle too much, I have friends that watched the show with subtitles. One of the actresses, in particular, poses quite a challenge. Deciphering her lines is worth it, though, because they are so consistently sharp. (In a later season, the actress Lauren Socha even won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress). The primary strength of "Misfits" is its dialogue. Appearing lowbrow while being incredibly smart is hard to pull off. But there is nothing dumbed down about the show's scripts which are incredibly sophisticated AND utterly profane.

Having mentioned Socha and Sheehan, I should also give recognition to Iwan Rheon (sensitive Simon) and Antonia Thomas (Alisha) for getting to display a more heartfelt side this year. A truly great show for adventurous and open-minded viewers. KGHarris, 11/12.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 6, 2012
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I stumbled upon Misfits completely by chance and am so incredibly glad I did! I started watching re-runs of Misfits starting from season 1 on Logo and thought it was crazy...in a GOOD way! I finished season 1 recently and wanted to watch season 2 right away. Watching season 2 made me fall completely in love with Misfits, if I wasn't already! Season 2 is, by far, the best season of Misfits! I love it and highly recommend watching it here on Amazon!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 4, 2012
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Misfits is creative, dark and twisty, rather sick, but in a good way. It addresses the stuff of life that is taboo more than any other show, and it does this with humor so some of that "gasp! we can't talk about THAT!" energy is shoved aside. Love this show so much I plan to go back and watch every episode of all three seasons again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 25, 2012
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After watching all 3 seasons of Downton Abbey, I was looking for a fresh interesting British show. I read some reviews about Misfits and decided to give it a try. This is a really good show, the first 2 seasons are really good. It is about a group of youngsters who obtain powers, each one has a power and they slowly come to terms with it. Season 1 is all about them realizing their power and dealing with it. It has some slapstick comedy but all in all a really fun show with interesting characters. The cast is quite good and plays the characters really well. In season 2, the cast meets other characters who have powers as well, and deal with a new character each episode. There are some very funny moments and overall season 2 keeps the fun from season 1 going. What I like best about this show is that despite having powers, the characters are not off to save the world, instead they continue with their daily work and use the powers from time to time. Having watched so many shows where characters get power (Heroes, 4400) and these powers change their whole life, I like how the characters here continue with their old self and incorporate these new powers. Of course they all grow and learn, but they retain their old self.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 27, 2012
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I'm sure it's all been said already. Awesome show. Funny, intriguing and entertaining.

I'm surprised nobody in the US has picked it up or copied it yet.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 5, 2012
this is my fav show right now!!! i first found it on logo where the show an episode every thursday, now im so happy i can buy it here on amazon :D
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