I know this is a change from my usual blog posts, but with the upcoming series due to air I thought it was appropriate….
After hearing the news that Misfits has been purchased by a US cable company for syndicate and the announcement of three new characters, I have recently been re-watching the show (the joys of box-sets) and found myself thinking on a number of occasions ‘ahhhh I forgot about that’ or ‘that makes sense’, which, is really a testament to the intricate and well-thought out writing/plot of the programme. For example, I completely forgot that Simon mentions he has a younger sister, which could make for an interesting new character if the show is still airing in a few years. Another moment that skipped my mind, was that when the misfits take drugs their powers reverse, which would be entertaining to say the least, to see the effect of this on their new powers and the upcoming new characters. Finally, after re-watching seasons 1 and 2 there are numerous hints that Nathan’s power is immortality and that Simon is ‘superhoodie’, so many that I was like ‘HOW DID I NOT REALISE THIS?!’, which in turn is simply part of what makes ‘Misfits’ one of the best British shows to emerge in the last few years, the fact that after multiple viewings it can still surprise and interpellate spectators.