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Posts Tagged ‘misfits

Misfits Series 2 – Preview!

November 11, 2010

Last week I was fortunate enough to attend the BFI’s preview of Misfits Series 2, held at the National Film Theatre. I’ve written a little bit in the past about how much I liked Misfits when it first aired last year. Thankfully the Series 2 opener is just as darkly funny as the first episodes, […]

Tinhatting ~ Misfits preview

December 13, 2009

There’s a great clip from the final episode of Misfits here at the E4 website, featuring ever-grouchy mindreader Kelly and the dorky/slightly psycho invisible boy Simon. The interplay of characters is one of the things that makes Misfits such a strong series. I hope it gets a second series, as there’s so much more to […]

The kids are alright ~ three recent British ‘dramedies’

December 3, 2009

Peter Jukes makes some insightful points about the state of British drama here, noting the frustrating increase in hand holding the viewer through simple plotlines and an overemphasis on the primetime ratings behemoths (soaps and the euphemistically named  ‘continuing dramas’ like Casualty, which are basically soaps except they don’t run all year round). However, I […]

Misfits

October 24, 2009

Interesting tidbits in the Guardian about a new Channel 4 genre series, Misfits: ‘The show, which will air on E4 from 12 November, features a cast of five teenage “outsiders” who get caught in a flash storm while on community service and develop superpowers.’ You can watch the first teaser trailer here. It’s a cool […]