Misfits Season One
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Now, why would they change the song? The answer is simple, they couldnt clear the music rights for the DVD release (at least the region 1 release).
Although this doesn't seem like a huge loss, why should you care? Because if this song was cut from the series, there's no telling what other songs got cut out as well. Apparently according to another reviewer, earlier in the same episode (episode 6), some songs were either missing or changed as well.
They did the exact same thing for the season 1 release of the U.K. Show Skins, Vol. 1 , except it was even worse because they had to actually remove an entire scene in the ending of that season.
Anyhow, not all this of this will matter to some, but it makes a big difference to me. When I watch a movie or show, I like to watch it how it was meant to be presented, completely unchanged and uncut.
So ya, this show is definitely 5 stars on my list, but because of the way the soundtrack has been cut on the DVD region 1 release, I give the product 3 stars.Read more ›
The first thing that comes to mind as far as why I like this show so much are the characters. Each of these actors plays their parts perfectly, they somehow manage to be unlikeable and someone I want to have a beer with at the same time. I don't know enough about British culture (had to look up what a chav was) to know if they are playing on stereotypes but these actors are making some very memorable characters.
The show also uses some "edgy" music (for lack of a better term) along with a certain cinematic style (again, don't know if that's the right term but the use of unfocused shots to direct our attention to certain things is pretty unique) that sets it apart from other shows.
And finally, the show seems to be taking its time. I'm 5 episodes into it and so far no one has tried to save the world yet. That's good in my book.
Originally this show has a phenomenal soundtrack that needed no changes. Because of licensing issues, a lot of that music which made the show special and gave just the right emotion to a scene is replaced with second-rate garbage. I had no idea when I bought this DVD that the show would be so different. I should have just kept watching it for free on Hulu.
I have seen both series one and two but I am waiting for series 2 to be released on amazon online. Nathan is stupidly blunt, crude, rude, honest and funny.. Kelley is just as great with her great dialect and attitude. Simon is well...you will find out how he evolves...
Quality shows like this and BBC's Sherlock, Torchwood, Being Human, & Merlin have made me eye those region free dvd players very seriously as it takes too darn long for these to get released in the U.S.....
Don't get me wrong, we have a number of great shows here as well. It seems the good ones are all on cable.
Season One is comprised of only six episodes, but they are a super strong introduction. Why did it take this long to get an official North American release? Three more seasons have already been filmed as this grouping aired in 2009 originally. The Special Features include a "Making of" featurette, cast and crew interviews, and "Simon's films" (one of the characters shoots a lot of video footage).
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.Read more ›
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The first couple of episodes are horrid.
Didn't like any of the characters. Wanted to punch them in the face.
But as the show progressed it got better. Read more
Wow! Great series. It's like the British TV series "Skins" meets "X-Men", although much more comedic. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Keith Lucas
I thought this show would be awful. It wasn't. You really bond with the charactersPublished 1 month ago by Amy Taylor
I just love this entire series. What would a regular person do with an odd super power? It's great that the characters aren't stale black and white cutouts. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer