Britain’s Channel 4 debuted a new show, Misfits, that takes an old concept (a bunch of mutants with superpowers who don’t work together very well) and added British juvenile delinquents, swearing, filthy humour, and just a spot of the old ultraviolence.
It’s about a bunch of teenaged criminals who get superpowers after getting caught in a mysterious rain. [Ed.- Tay Zonday forewarned us of this. What? Well you explain what "Chocolate Rain" was about, then.] As Aidan puts it: “They don’t join together to fight crime, they don’t even join together. The basic powers, psychic projection, telepathy, future sight, invisible, are all abused and confused. It’s smart, incredibly filthy, very f*ing funny, and dark as well as weird. Plus any series that can switch from Joy Division to Neil Diamond in the space of a few seconds is alright.” [ToplessRobot]
He forgot to mention it also has a cheeky bulldog with a cockney accent (one of them hears its thoughts, you see). I hope that’s a recurring character. Channel 4 put some clips and adverts on youtube but then made them unembeddable (way to promote your show, gits), so here’s a bootleg of the commercial and the pilot. (NSFW language and some mild sexual content, because TV in the UK knows how to get it done, son.)