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Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Misfits
« on: December 17, 2011, 10:13:03 PM »
I watched this show on my Apple TV from BBC America. It's hilarous and I find myself wondering how long till a tame/vanilla version of this makes it's way to the US.

The nutshell synopsis is 5 20-somethings in London who are on community service and get struck by lightning in a freak storm. And gain superpowers (of a sort). The socially awkward guy who turns invisible. The Cav girl who reads minds. The party girl who induces hypersexual frenzy to anyone she touches. The would be Olympian who turns back time when he experiences regret (which made breaking up with one girl REALLY amusing) and the smart mouthed Irish guy who spends most of the first season trying to get his powers.

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Re: Misfits
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2011, 10:48:47 PM »
Darn, my mind took me back to the 80s when I read this title.



Bad girls from the Jem cartoon.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2011, 10:50:19 PM »
yeah..cause it's far better than bad 80s commercial cartoons.

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Re: Misfits
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2011, 10:52:11 PM »
*chuckles* I think that depends on taste. ;)

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2011, 12:40:47 AM »

Offline SammyWa

Re: Misfits
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2011, 02:22:30 PM »
there has been word of a US version being in the works.
The internet is not happy and my email inbox was flooded with my friends begging me to sign online petitions to keep a US version from happening.

I really hope that it doesn't happen and end up being the like the US version of Being Human. *gag*

Offline Cecilia

Re: Misfits
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2011, 05:35:47 PM »
It's a brilliant show.  One of my favorites--and yeah, a US version would be an awful mistake.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2011, 01:23:22 AM »
Somehow I doubt they (the studio execs) would allow anything less than the 'prettiest' thugs they can find.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2012, 12:03:27 PM »
Just got the season ticket for season 3.. got to see what happened to the mouthy Irish guy..there is NO WAY you'd see that on an American Channel.. (except maybe HBO/SHOWTIME or such)

Though I got to admit the lines in the series are a hoot at times.

« Last Edit: January 06, 2012, 12:13:48 PM by Callie Del Noire »

Offline Cecilia

Re: Misfits
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2012, 12:37:20 PM »
I just watched the first three episodes.  I miss the curly headed guy--Can't remember his name?!--but the new guy is even more hilariously crass and crude.  Not a show to watch with the kids.  :P

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2012, 12:50:42 PM »
I just watched the first three episodes.  I miss the curly headed guy--Can't remember his name?!--but the new guy is even more hilariously crass and crude.  Not a show to watch with the kids.  :P

Oh yeah.. Nathan..

Offline Cecilia

Re: Misfits
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2012, 05:34:27 PM »
Right...Nathan...He was great.

Can't wait for the next episode.  We still have to listen closely to understand half of what Kelly has to say though...her accent is sooooo hard for me.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2012, 05:43:23 PM »
Right...Nathan...He was great.

Can't wait for the next episode.  We still have to listen closely to understand half of what Kelly has to say though...her accent is sooooo hard for me.

I have problems at times.. but I've heard worse.. (talk with a Yorkshire dalesman of a certain age.. ie.. VERY OLD.. and it's hard.. we stopped ot ask directions on one vacation)

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2012, 12:17:58 PM »

Offline Cecilia

Re: Misfits
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2012, 01:16:58 PM »
Lol--thanks for that!  Made my morning.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2012, 01:19:40 PM »
Lol--thanks for that!  Made my morning.

"Where you been all day?"

Kelly: "Fightin Nazis.. kickin the shit out o' Hitler."

She has the BEST lines in the series.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2012, 08:28:55 PM »
STDs as a Superpower.. only the Brits would think of that. LOL

Offline Cecilia

Re: Misfits
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2012, 10:27:12 PM »
*gah*. I haven't watched the new episode yet.  *cover eyes and flees*

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2012, 10:40:40 PM »
*gah*. I haven't watched the new episode yet.  *cover eyes and flees*

Don't worry. That is only PART of it bwahahahahaha.

Offline Cecilia

Re: Misfits
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2012, 09:55:00 AM »
Tease.

Offline Martee

Re: Misfits
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2012, 04:43:52 PM »
I've had a couple people tell me about this show already... I think I'll have to look for it. It sounds hilarious. You can get it on Apple TV? Cool.

Now I need to figure out how to work that thing. Mutters about too many remote controls in this damn house!

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2012, 04:48:15 PM »
I've had a couple people tell me about this show already... I think I'll have to look for it. It sounds hilarious. You can get it on Apple TV? Cool.

Now I need to figure out how to work that thing. Mutters about too many remote controls in this damn house!

hahaha..

I like that.. it's only got 3 buttons on it huh?

Offline Martee

Re: Misfits
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2012, 05:02:13 PM »
hahaha..

I like that.. it's only got 3 buttons on it huh?

Well, yes. It is a sleek little thing, isn't it?  But that makes everything more difficult!  No power button. How do you turn it on?  How do you turn it off?? So complicated, all those flipping menus.  Just make a damn power button, sheesh. And I have to scroll through 8 different AV input modes to find with one is the Apple TV...

This is why I don't watch TV.  Forget it.  I'm just going to look it up online.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2012, 05:14:17 PM »
Well, yes. It is a sleek little thing, isn't it?  But that makes everything more difficult!  No power button. How do you turn it on?  How do you turn it off?? So complicated, all those flipping menus.  Just make a damn power button, sheesh. And I have to scroll through 8 different AV input modes to find with one is the Apple TV...

This is why I don't watch TV.  Forget it.  I'm just going to look it up online.

It turns off after a bit automatically, or you can put it in sleep mode (on the settings tab). After a time it will shut down.

Turning on is easy. Push the play button on the remote.

One of the reasons I got my TV was I can push the HDMI button between the 3 HDMI channels wihtout anything else. SO I push play (watching for the white light) then after about 5 seconds pick up the TV remote and push HDMI to '2' and there it is.

Remotes are paradoxially getting more difficult so I keep a saddle bag by my desk to hold the 3 I use. TV, Apple TV and Cable Box.

Offline Cecilia

Re: Misfits
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2012, 05:18:33 PM »
Heh...we have a receiver with the TV, Wii, Xbox, Playstation and computer all hooked up to it.  We use the Xbox as our main netflix and Hulu2 controller.  And we've lost the remote for our TV--so we have to figure out the menu commands by using the little buttons on the screen.   We don't have cable, though and there's no broadcast TV so we never change the TV setting--it's always just displaying whatever the receiver tells it to.  My 9YO regularly helps me figure out how to make things work.  :P

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2012, 05:24:01 PM »
Heh...we have a receiver with the TV, Wii, Xbox, Playstation and computer all hooked up to it.  We use the Xbox as our main netflix and Hulu2 controller.  And we've lost the remote for our TV--so we have to figure out the menu commands by using the little buttons on the screen.   We don't have cable, though and there's no broadcast TV so we never change the TV setting--it's always just displaying whatever the receiver tells it to.  My 9YO regularly helps me figure out how to make things work.  :P

IF you have a iPad/iPod/iPhone or Android phone, you can look up an app called iRule (my friend swears by it) and I am trying to recall the star trek-ish universal I had. It was able to do a LOT of things with just a brand name and model. There are a few remotes out there you can configure to.

Offline Martee

Re: Misfits
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2012, 06:56:27 PM »
Heh...we have a receiver with the TV, Wii, Xbox, Playstation and computer all hooked up to it.  We use the Xbox as our main netflix and Hulu2 controller.  And we've lost the remote for our TV--so we have to figure out the menu commands by using the little buttons on the screen.   We don't have cable, though and there's no broadcast TV so we never change the TV setting--it's always just displaying whatever the receiver tells it to.  My 9YO regularly helps me figure out how to make things work.  :P

This is more or less my situation as well. Plus the AppleTV. My 5year-old is the one who usually helps me out when Mr. Martee isn't home, but he was at daycare earlier.

Thank you, Callie, by the way. While I eventually would have figured out how to turn it off, the instructions were helpful. (Turning it on was easy, actually- I used to use an iPod that was similar in design- and I am not above mashing every button over and over until I get the desired result ;) )

I'll have something to watch this weekend, now.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2012, 04:01:54 PM »
'She's a fucking Zombie yah!"

There is a classic line.. bwahahahahahahahaha

and boy does Ruddy is a whole BAG of issues.. geeze.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2012, 04:11:41 PM by Callie Del Noire »

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2012, 06:03:39 PM »
"This is art.."

"No..Fanny Bangers 2 is art.." LOL.. Ruddy is a hoot.

Offline Mason

Re: Misfits
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2012, 08:42:53 PM »
I've been marathon watching this on Hulu. Do you guys feel Rudy was an adequate replacement for Nathan? It's obvious that's his role. I do like Rudy's power though. It seems like there's a lot more they could do with it.

I'm personally open to a US version, but the characters really make the show. Whoever remakes it has a real challenge ahead of them. Anyway, I think I fell in love with Kelly's character over the course of the show. She had me at her headbutt in the season one. :)



Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2012, 08:45:58 PM »
The thing is.. they will beautify the kids.. they won't be your 'average' lowlife stoner, they'll be folks who can do maxin photo shoots.

Offline Mason

Re: Misfits
« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2012, 08:56:13 PM »
I don't disagree, but it's not like the rest of the cast are eyesores. Kelly and Rudy are really the only ones who aren't stereo-typically attractive, imo. And Rudy doesn't show up until season three.

I think a bigger problem for them is trying to capture the essence of the show and characters like Nathan/Rudy without the language/nudity. The scene where Nathan is sunbathing is more raw and unflinchingly in your face than some porn.

Plus, it's not like they can take away the UK version. :)

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2012, 09:17:34 PM »
I doubt it's gonna show up on something like network tv or basic cable like USA/SyFy.. and I honestly think they will fuck it up.

Offline Cecilia

Re: Misfits
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2012, 09:54:36 PM »
I'm with Callie on this one--I can't think of any BBC show that has translated to American TV without significantly weakening the intent of the original show or being an inferior product. 

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2012, 10:01:41 PM »
I'm with Callie on this one--I can't think of any BBC show that has translated to American TV without significantly weakening the intent of the original show or being an inferior product.

I wouldn't go THAT far, despite that being the case more often than not, but I will say that I don't see this flying well with the network execs fucking up the chemistry.

Offline Mason

Re: Misfits
« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2012, 01:31:31 PM »
I'm with Callie on this one--I can't think of any BBC show that has translated to American TV without significantly weakening the intent of the original show or being an inferior product.

What American adaptations are you referring to? Skins, Being Human? Skins (US) didn't do well in the US, but I haven't seen either version of that. I've heard the US version of Being Human follows its UK inspiration very closely, so if you've seen the latter it doesn't hold any surprises.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2012, 01:44:00 PM »
Let's see.. straight from names.. there is

Being Human..
Skins..
-some would argue the latest Torchwood series.. but I'm calling that a collaboration-
the there are..
Whose Line is it?

New names...
All in the Family.
Who wants to be a millionaire
American Idol



Uh..
Top Gear (gah.. stick with the original)

I know that <SHUDDER> reality TV shows were originally from the UK and Europe..

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ct-bbc-worldwide-productions-20120214,0,7217158.story
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Re: Misfits
« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2012, 01:54:45 PM »
Ahh thanks. :)

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2012, 02:00:58 PM »
Hollywood is rarely innovative or creative when they can 'steal' from other sources. Look at all the crap that that they give creative people in Hollywood. I mean.. Joss Whedon and Matt Groenig both caught ALL sorts of crap when they came out with Futurama and Firefly despite the fact at the time they were running rabidly successful shows. Both series went on to gain cult standing,  and I continually hope that something more will come out of Firefly now that Futurama is being made on Comedy Central.

Offline Mason

Re: Misfits
« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2012, 06:07:32 PM »
I think the different formats matter a lot in how much risk studios may be willing to take. So far, these UK original series seem to run 6-8 episodes a season (at least the few I've seen). In comparison, US seasons are generally longer, sometimes much more so (22 episodes).

But if you want to call Hollywood generally unoriginal, I'm not going to disagree with that.  :)

So what did you guy think of Simon's resolution? I'm glad the show at least pointed out the loop problem and I'm not sure why Simon wouldn't want to try and change so details to break the cycle. The actors won't be coming back, so we're stuck with this timeline, but I like to think of it in steps. He first saves Alisha from the gunmen, then comes back the next time and she dies to the ghost cult leader. So this next time, hopefully he'll try to save her from both... well, at least that's what the sappy romantic in me wants.
 

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #40 on: February 16, 2012, 04:48:46 PM »
Be afraid. The guy producing the OC is supposedly behind the US version, which doesn't even have a network yet. 

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #41 on: November 18, 2012, 08:46:57 PM »
Well Season 4 came up on apple tv. :D

Offline Strangler

Re: Misfits
« Reply #42 on: November 19, 2012, 10:39:52 AM »
I've been marathon watching this on Hulu. Do you guys feel Rudy was an adequate replacement for Nathan? It's obvious that's his role. I do like Rudy's power though. It seems like there's a lot more they could do with it.
I think they did a decent job seeing as Nathan was probably the one character that Misfits really couldn't afford to have to replace. My two cents Rudy is a lot more edgy character who utilities a different kind of humor. Rudy's jokes aren't meant to be laugh out loud funny, they're meant to fall flat. You get to appreciate it after a while, especially as his character fleshes out, but it's hella jarring at first.

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I'm personally open to a US version, but the characters really make the show.
I think the casting is equally important. I really like the show, but I feel as if some of their actors could have been stronger. Antonia Thomas (Alisha) never convinced me, while Season 4's two new characters haven't grabbed me at all.


Offline Moraline

Re: Misfits
« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2012, 02:06:45 PM »
Losing Nathan was a major loss to the show. I found the show to feel very flat after he left. He was the only character in the group that I really liked.

Offline ulthakptah

Re: Misfits
« Reply #44 on: November 21, 2012, 03:12:24 AM »
I was also very disappointed with the show past the point when Nathan left. but now in the most current episodes....
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whats even the point? None of them really have powers any more. They sold off all the good ones. Seriously who the fuck sells immortality, invisibility, and time travel? With the last episode I've seen, Curtis dies and and now none of the original five are there. It's just an annoying douche who can split into an asshole and a pussy, a wimp that can slowly slide things off shelves, and that girl who can see through things.

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Re: Misfits
« Reply #45 on: November 21, 2012, 12:59:24 PM »
This show seems interesting. Never heard of it until here. But then I don't own a television.  Discovered that with the kids gone out of the house and all my time spent on the computer playing my games, then why bother with a TV.  But I keep hearing of shows that interest me.  Someone said something about Hula? That is where I can watch the shows on the internet?   I am also not an active internet user outside of the two games, IM, and the occasional site I am directed to by friends.  Like this one. I tend to stick with one thing and never move on. *laughs* 

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #46 on: November 23, 2012, 07:51:39 PM »
I'm so depressed now..just watched episode 4 of season 4..

sooo damn depressed.

Offline ulthakptah

Re: Misfits
« Reply #47 on: November 23, 2012, 08:51:18 PM »
I'm so depressed now..just watched episode 4 of season 4..

sooo damn depressed.
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Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #48 on: November 23, 2012, 10:23:41 PM »
I Know, Right?

The Cav BETTER DAMN WELL COME BACK NOW.

Offline Cecilia

Re: Misfits
« Reply #49 on: November 26, 2012, 10:24:52 AM »
Just watched the first episode of season 4 last night...I was so grossed out by the hack saw scene I don't know if I want to continue.  From the looks of things, it isn't likely to get any better, either.  Rudy is repulsive in a not funny way--Nathan pulled off the smarmy in a charming quirky way that Rudy just does not.  I just am not feeling the same 'quirky' love I was during season 1.  :(

Offline Moraline

Re: Misfits
« Reply #50 on: November 26, 2012, 12:15:52 PM »
Just watched the first episode of season 4 last night...I was so grossed out by the hack saw scene I don't know if I want to continue.  From the looks of things, it isn't likely to get any better, either.  Rudy is repulsive in a not funny way--Nathan pulled off the smarmy in a charming quirky way that Rudy just does not.  I just am not feeling the same 'quirky' love I was during season 1.  :(

You summed up my feeling really well. Especially as it comes to the difference between Rudy and Nathan. Nathan had a roguish boyish charm to him. Rudy is just rude and not charming in the least. Rudy just isn't likable, in my opinion.

Offline ulthakptah

Re: Misfits
« Reply #51 on: November 27, 2012, 05:36:04 PM »
You summed up my feeling really well. Especially as it comes to the difference between Rudy and Nathan. Nathan had a roguish boyish charm to him. Rudy is just rude and not charming in the least. Rudy just isn't likable, in my opinion.
Spoiler like an actual spoiler
It's really sad that the most charming and likable Rudy the the bat shit crazy psychopath on with the ukulele.

But yeah I just watch the 5 in season 4. The show isn't even comedy anymore, it's all boring drama now.

Offline Cecilia

Re: Misfits
« Reply #52 on: November 27, 2012, 09:06:40 PM »
Remember when they accidentally kept killing all their parole officers, and you couldn't help but laugh at it?  I miss that...

Offline ulthakptah

Re: Misfits
« Reply #53 on: November 27, 2012, 09:10:27 PM »
I wouldn't mind if they "accidentally" killed the current probation worker. Not a fan of him.

Offline Cecilia

Re: Misfits
« Reply #54 on: November 27, 2012, 09:11:38 PM »
Just saw him at the end of the first episode...he seems quite nasty and worthy of a bludgeoning.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #55 on: November 27, 2012, 09:40:52 PM »
Just saw him at the end of the first episode...he seems quite nasty and worthy of a bludgeoning.

I want them to feed him to a woodchipper

Offline Cecilia

Re: Misfits
« Reply #56 on: November 27, 2012, 10:52:50 PM »
I just want to be able to laugh when they do it.

Offline MadnessChi1d

Re: Misfits
« Reply #57 on: December 01, 2012, 02:46:15 PM »
I liked this show, right up until they killed off Simon, the fifth time... I think. The only reason I would watch it again is if they brought back Nathan Young with his immortality.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #58 on: December 04, 2012, 12:30:27 PM »
I got to admit.. the latest ep is a bit of a hoot..

The whole numbers power was awesome. :D

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #59 on: December 14, 2012, 10:41:08 PM »
The last two eps have been.. okay.. mostly though.. between last season's finale and this season.. I'll have to look more closely at any new seasons that come up. I'm not enjoying it as much as prior seasons.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #60 on: January 06, 2014, 04:49:04 PM »
And it drags me back into the series.. sigh..

Used some of my Xmas gift cards to get season 5.

I was out..and drug me back in.

Offline ulthakptah

Re: Misfits
« Reply #61 on: January 08, 2014, 03:22:17 AM »
Prepare for disappointment.

Offline Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Misfits
« Reply #62 on: January 08, 2014, 12:01:17 PM »
Prepare for disappointment.

It's okay so far..

I do like how they resolved 'Amnesia Chick's story' a bit so far. :D