Saturday, January 28, 2012

Resident Troll: Misfits Season One Review

Hello, it's the girl who never posts. Shh. I understand, you lot missed me. You can tell that I've been watching too much British television and writing too many British characters, because I just said you lot. Speaking of British television, I'm going to review Misfits, season one.


Misfits revolves around a group of delinquents, all of who have ended up doing community service for various reasons. There's Nathan, the overwhelming asshole; Alisha, the pretty, slutty one; Curtis, the nearly Olympic star; Kelly, the violent, slightly insecure one and Simon, the awkward, lonely one. While doing their community service, they get hit by a crazy hailstorm and develop various powers. The group gradually grows together in lei of a tragedy (which I will not spoil for you) and learn to live in a world getting used to their new abilities.

It's a dark dramedy. Nathan provides most of the comic relief, due to the fact that he makes fun of just about everyone, even in the darkest situations. There's a lot of sex and violence, and because of one of the powers, you're never sure if something is really happening, or if it's going to be undone. No, Misfits is not for the innocent, because it will corrupt your little soul, just like most British dramas. It's a little reminiscent of the few episodes of Skins I've seen (couldn't pay attention too much, sorry), with all the emotional turmoil.

There are only six episodes, but it's worth the five hours of your life you'll lose. The characters are crafted very well, and it's all very interesting. You watch Simon chat with shygirl18, wondering who she is. You watch Alisha and Curtis deal with their relationship woes, unable to touch due to Alisha's carnal power. It's very honest, but at the same time, a little out there. The mixture of hilarity and angst is very fine-tuned, and the last episode nearly made me cry, even when I knew what was going to happen. 

Do I recommend it? Yes. Would I watch it a second time? Yes. I'd give it an 8/10. Look for a review of Living Dead Girl sometime later this week. (SEE GUISE. I'M POSTING.)

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