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Misfits (2009)

Comedy | Fantasy 
Rayting:   8.2/10 97K votes
Country: UK
Language: English

A group of young offenders doing community service get struck by lightning during a storm, and begin to develop superpowers.

Episode Guide

Season 5

December 11, 2013Episode 8 Episode Eight
December 4, 2013Episode 7 Episode Seven
November 27, 2013Episode 6 Episode Six
November 20, 2013Episode 5 Episode Five
November 13, 2013Episode 4 Episode Four
November 6, 2013Episode 3 Episode Three
October 30, 2013Episode 2 Episode Two
October 23, 2013Episode 1 Episode One

Season 4

Season 3

Season 2

Season 1

Best Misfits Episodes

Top 20 (Ranked)

December 16, 2010star8.9 1004 votesS2E6 Episode Six
December 17, 2009star8.8 1214 votesS1E6 Episode Six
November 11, 2010star8.7 1072 votesS2E1 Episode One
December 3, 2009star8.6 1167 votesS1E4 Episode Four
November 25, 2010star8.6 1019 votesS2E3 Episode Three
November 18, 2010star8.6 1010 votesS2E2 Episode Two
December 2, 2010star8.6 968 votesS2E4 Episode Four
December 10, 2009star8.4 1033 votesS1E5 Episode Five
November 12, 2009star8.3 1471 votesS1E1 Episode One
November 19, 2009star8.3 1251 votesS1E2 Episode Two
December 9, 2010star8.3 896 votesS2E5 Episode Five
December 18, 2011star8.3 704 votesS3E8 Episode Eight
December 19, 2010star8.2 943 votesS2E7 Christmas Special
December 11, 2011star8.1 664 votesS3E7 Episode Seven
November 26, 2009star7.9 1080 votesS1E3 Episode Three
November 18, 2012star7.9 535 votesS4E4 Episode Four
November 6, 2011star7.8 740 votesS3E2 Episode Two
November 13, 2011star7.6 681 votesS3E3 Episode Three
December 4, 2011star7.6 619 votesS3E6 Episode Six
November 11, 2012star7.6 541 votesS4E3 Episode Three

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User Reviews

kaboomboomboom 10 December 2009

Misfits has been described in a lot of reviews as a cross between Skins and Heroes, however, in my opinion, it doesn't contain the biggest flaws of these shows- pretentiousness or unoriginality. I'm *not* slating these shows, I'm just saying that as quite a comic-book fan, it's difficult to watch or read something about characters with superpowers without ripping it apart- getting irritated by the plot lines that are taken, or 'influenced' from other sources and neither does it have an impossibly good looking set of people living a life you can't help but envy, no matter what drama has unfolded in their life due to partying too hard. Misfits is very unique and while you can guess some plot lines of the show, you can never guess what'll happen next episode.

What Misfits provides is a group of interesting, likable and believable characters involved in well thought-out stories that are not over-complicated but still challenge the audience.

To complete the show, the episodes are also full of thick, dark humour.

Overall, it is an excellent show.

Wililjam 13 October 2018

I hadn't really seen anything about the show before, so I went in blind when I started watching it on Netflix. To my surprise, it was amazing. I loved the characters, especially 'Nathan Young', he was incredibly funny, albeit annoying at times. The rest of the cast had great chemistry, but somewhere along the lines, it just fell apart.

I watched season 1-3, and a few episodes of season 4. But season 4 just ruined everything that I loved about the show. Practically every original character was gone, and I had really grown fond of them, so to see the new faces get introduced killed the vibe.

In my opinion you don't need to see season 4 or 5, as season 3 ended quite good. Horrible, but in a great way, going full circle with everything.

If you want to watch something entertaining, then Misfits is probably for you.

yinkawills 2 December 2009

Misfits is the story of what happens if teens who are juvenile delinquents (convicted of minor, not major crimes) get super powers. And as its a British TV show, there's more foul language, rough sex, sharp dialogue,obscenity and eccentricity than it would be if it were an American one. I watched the first one out of curiosity not expecting much, but was hooked. At first (and second and third) glance, the characters are unsympathetic. Kelly- an aggressive version of Vicky Pollard, Alisha- a sexaholic, Curtis a disgraced track star, Simon a kid so withdrawn he's heading into creepy territory, and Nathan the smart-arse whose snark makes you laugh AND want to kill him. A disparate bunch forced to do Community Service under court orders as an alternative to jail. They get superpowers from a freak storm- and then its a thrill ride all the way. Violent attacks, murder, burying bodies..from the action packed first episode its a hair raising thrill ride with some amazing music in the soundtrack. The actors are superb. This is MUST SEE TV!

j-cameron22 26 November 2009

Where DID this show come from? Though it's not the most original concept (freak lightning storm strikes and gives a ragtag bunch of community service workers special powers) this show rises above Heroes and the many clones by bringing enough freshness to the table. Now I'm judging this show having just watched the first two episodes. At first it looks like your average Skins type rip-off but it very quickly establishes an intriguing plot with lovable characters and unexpected twists aplenty. The script is sharp like a razor and offers laugh-out-loud moments and witticisms to rival the best episodes of Friends or Fraiser. All the misfits are perfectly cast and brilliantly acted with just the right amount of cynicism and pathos and the situations don't seem forced like Heroes often does but emerge logically and organically from the characters. Even the powers themselves extend from the character's personas. Fantastic show. I cannot recommend it enough!

partridgeluk 14 November 2019

The original actors were Fantastic with this series but when when the Robert left the others dwindled and it ruined the whole program, but the series before they left was just as good as heroes!

ah_bitter_dregs 21 November 2009

Considering the scenario has been recently done into the ground by numerous TV shows and movies, Misfits has a surprisingly fresh take. I like the realism in the dialog countering the surreal happenings. It's the kind of show that can make you feel like you are really there or it could really happen. The characters work well together, the acting and script are well done so there is nothing awkward or difficult to follow in the face of multiple characters. Very good looks into personal realizations that make the watcher wonder how they would feel in that situation. Much attention to detail, you won't be watching the show and picking out obvious flaws that are so annoying in many shows of this genre. I simply have not found any yet. I hope to be watching for many seasons. Brilliant !

mruzicka-87055 12 November 2018

After 2 seasons it's just peace of cr**. But the 2 seasons are absolutely brilliant. Pity, it had a great potential I got to admit.

hejsamester 21 December 2009

Brilliant! People seem to refer to Heroes when talking/writing about Misfits. This isn't valid as Heroes is a very different series. Misfits is about some ordinary late-teenagers getting super powers - Heroes is about Hollywood characters receiving superpowers and saving the world by being superheroes.

The storyline of Misfits is twisted and clouded. Until now no one seems to be using their powers for anything weird and they still do their community service. I like that. They're not suddenly super heroes and nothing fancy is going on.

The more I see of British "telly", the more I love it. The budget is smaller, the realism is more important and the various series seem to be shorter with focus on quality instead of ability to survive a buck load of seasons. Go Britania, go! As the Brits would say: SPOT ON!

illusio_uk 18 December 2009

Never have I laughed so much at a bunch of snotty, revolting weirdos who should be deserted on a remote island for the sake of the rest of us. Have just finished watching episode 6 and am dying for another series to be made. Episode 2 made me snort my tea through my nose with laughter/horror/revulsion, it was epic.

I don't get the comparisons with Heroes - other than the 'superpowers', this bears no resemblance to the 'save-the-world' schtick and good-v-evil piety Heroes is full of. This is definitely black (with a collection of mottled stains that it's best not to ask about). I'm still undecided about Simon (sweet underneath or fundamental embryonic psychopath); I'd have to throttle Nathan if he were my offspring, but he's a joy to watch, I look forward to the series' 'ressurrection'......

psaphier-611-157124 17 December 2009

I've had the good fortune of being able to watch this show online as I'm from the States. This show is brilliant and funny and deserves to be seen by viewers here too (USA). I look forward to watching the surprisingly fun and energetic cast perform some really great rolls. The cast work really well with each other and I hope that Misfits get the recognition that it deserves. Sure the effects are a bit cheesy but overall this is not what this show revolves around. It has potential to be something more but I still give it 10/10 for the originality. Comparing this show to Heroes (which obviously has large budgets and production value)is a waste of time as both shows are totally different. I found this show by accident and I'm hooked. I've told my friends to watch it and many are following me and saying that this show, despite its low budget and production value is worthy of a following.

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