Well, this is new territory for me, reviewing TV shows! I'm going to give it a go anyway, but if anybody has any suggestions please pass them along :)
The premise of Misfits sounds at best, absurd and at worst, boring. Five teenagers (really, young adults) doing community service find themselves suddenly super-powered as the result of a freak storm. The show itself has been described as a cross between Skins and Heroes. I've not watched Skins and gave up on Heroes after a season and a half so that description wasn't exactly helpful to me. I don't even remember what made me pick up season 1, but I'm glad I did.
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The acting is incredible - the way the characters react to each other and their crazy circumstances is wonderful. They all have such distinct and different personalities, the ways in which they clash is so great to watch, especially Simon and Nathan, played by Iwan Rheon and Robert Sheehan respectively. If I had to pick my favourite character, it's a definite tie between these two.
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*MINOR SPOILER - also, if you've seen the show, please NO spoilers in the comments!*Misfits has been renewed for a 4th season, but I won't be watching it. Season 3 saw a new character, Rudy, come in to fill the gap left by Robert Sheehan's character Nathan. Now, the group dynamics changed, but the way that the other characters had grown made it work and it was still all the right levels of weird/moving/funny. But the 4th season is going on without two more characters and I just don't feel interested in watching any more. I am really surprised at the decision to radically change such a young, successful show. I wish them the best but I can't see myself watching with only 2/5 of the original cast there. What can I say, I'm a traditionalist!
I rate Misfits four out of five orange jumpsuits and recommend that you definitely watch the first three episodes of season 1 before you make your decision about the show. I ended up buying season 2 as soon as I'd finished 1, and season 3 as soon as I'd finished 2, which tells you a lot about the show and possibly too much about my life. *cough*