The Glorious Misfits → FIND ←

Friday, 11 December 2009 9:00 am
tags: chavs misfits television

This show has impressed me. If you haven't watched an episode yet, you've probably seen one of the million trailers E4 put out every week. From the trailers, it's easy to dismiss this show as another chavfest teenage angst, sex-obsessed drama (albeit with a touch more action). With that in mind, I decided to watch anyway. I'm glad I did.

Five delinquents, forced to do community service, are inadvertently landed with superpowers following a freak lightning storm. The superpowers are unique to the individuals and seem to be an extension of their personality. And it's not just the main characters, it's obvious from the start that other people were affected too, and have developed strange powers.

What makes Misfits so watchable is the characters and their interactions with one another. Let's face it, unless there's one in your face, chavs are quite amusing to watch at times. And that humor comes across in Misfits in abundance. The curly haired Irish guy, Nathan, is an absolute gem of a character: zero inhibitions and a blatant disregard to society - but damn is he funny about it.

The photog geek inside me can't post this without mentioning the visual feast for the eyes either. Everything about this show looks so polished. The lighting is flawless, and the desaturated colouring matches perfectly with the dark storyline. It really inspires me to pursue some sort of production job.

Skins is sooo last year.