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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Misfits

Today, I'd like to introduce you to my most recent obsession.

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If you watch TV and if you write YA* and if you enjoy being entertained by simultaneously cracking up and being on the edge of your seat over what's going to happen next? Yeah. You need to watch Misfits. 

Like, right now.

The basic premise? Five young offenders stuck doing community service get struck by lightning in a freak storm and develop super powers. These are not good kids. They are not going to use their powers for good. This all results in some freaking hilarious--and seriously awesome--television.

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And if you can separate the entertainment factor (which, believe me, will be difficult) you can learn so much about character and plot development. Everyone's authentic. The story lines are never predictable. The show doesn't hold punches. At all. Just wait, you'll see.

Oh and also? The soundtrack is freaking amazing.

Cristin introduced me to the show a couple weeks ago and I've now watched all three seasons. In fact, I finished all three seasons within a week. I wasn't kidding about it being an obsession!

The show's available on Hulu. You can thank me later.

Now I'm off to check out Downton Abbey, since I've been sold on the quality of British television. :)

xo

*Or even if you don't write YA . . . 

14 comments:

  1. I figured this had to be British. You should checkout Shameless after Downtown Abbey.

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  2. You already sold me on this, but now I see that picture and want to call in sick for three days so I can watch it. LOVE superheroes!

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  3. This sounds great--and I need to start watching Downton Abbey, too. If for no other reason, all of my coworkers are obsessed.

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  4. I've never heard of The Misfits, but I'm certainly intrigued! And I'm glad I'm not the only one who hasn't seen Downton Abby... You'll have to let me know what you think after you've watched.

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  5. I've never heard of that show, but from your description, it sounds great! I think I sense a new obsession coming on... Thanks. :)

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  6. I've seen ads for this, and it looks so fun! I'll definitely be watching it. And you MUST watch Downton Abbey, though it's very different.

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  7. Never heard of this show but it sounds awesome! And I've got Downton Abbey on my TBW (to-be-watched) list.

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  8. Okay, I will definitely be looking for this! You've convinced me. I love British television, but I haven't seen Downtown Abbey. So much to watch and read! Ugh. :)

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  9. Yeah! I love Misfits!! Simon is my favorite! :-D

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  10. Haha. Misfits sounds really cool. Maybe I'll give it a shot some time, when I'm caught up on Glee, Sherlock, Merlin, anime, X-Men: Evolution (a guilty pleasure), writing, school...
    Okay. Maybe I won't check it out. :(

    Totally kidding. Great post, as usual. =D

    ~Riv Re
    Riv Reads

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  11. LOVE ME SOME SIMON! Are they coming out witha 4th season? Anyone know? I'm obsessed!

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  12. Oh mah GAWD, I love the misfits.

    And you're so, so right. It's a PERFECT show for people who write YA.

    Their darkness and immaturity coupled with their sometimes surprising depth is such a tool for learning.

    I'm a new follower, so, HI! :D

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