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My girlfriend recently got me into this show and I've been having a blast so far. We just finished Season 2, and the plot's been really intense in the last few episodes and I'm really excited for the next season! Has anyone else on the boards watched this show?


I keep seeing the commercials on Hulu+, and dang it I want to watch it.


Yup. Unfortunately most of the original cast leave at the end of the 3rd season (at least one or two are gone at the end of season 2) and it just isn't the same. It's still good, but I missed the original guys... that said, I do love Rudy as a character, pretty sure he's in season 3.

I should really get around to watching season 5, may as well finish it off.


I watched the first episode of season 3 and stopped. Rudy is UNBEARABLE.


Yeah, the first two seasons are amazing, but when they lost Robert Sheehan the series went downhill fast. Didn't help that virtually the entire cast is gone by the end of Season 3. It never recovered.


Rynjin wrote:
I watched the first episode of season 3 and stopped. Rudy is UNBEARABLE.

Fair enough. He divided opinion in my group of friends pretty severely, we all with loved our hated him.


Around the third time he said "HEH SHE REALLY LIKES IT UP THE ARSE HUH" I was about done with him.

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Watched S3E1, and I agree that Rudy's pretty annoying. On the other hand, he seems to have a deeper personality than he's letting on, which is interesting enough to keep me watching (at least for now).


Oh yeah I didnt like him at first. Took a while to warm up to him.


Peter Stewart wrote:
Yeah, the first two seasons are amazing, but when they lost Robert Sheehan the series went downhill fast. Didn't help that virtually the entire cast is gone by the end of Season 3. It never recovered.

It kind of recovered at towards the end of season four but by then it really became the Rudy 1 and Rudy 2 show.


GM Xabulba wrote:
the Rudy 1 and Rudy 2 show.

*Screams Internally*

I really should watch the rest of the show though just so I can say I gave him a fair shot. I guess.


Putting it back on the list to finish watching after I conclude my rewatch of season 1 of Gravity Falls (around halfway through). So much to catch up on right now...


I loved this show when I found it a couple years or so ago but I have yet to see the last season. It was free to watch online but then some cross-continental restrictions were implemented on the source site. I've been waiting to hear word it had become fully available again.
Thank you for starting this thread. Because you did, I've now found it available on Hulu as well!

Looking forward to Season 5 now!

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This is an interesting show in that I would have actually liked it better if it didn't have any supernatural elements. The super powers kind of feel tacked on, and just watching those people with their... special personalities annoy each other would have made for a better story, I think.


Lord Snow wrote:
This is an interesting show in that I would have actually liked it better if it didn't have any supernatural elements. The super powers kind of feel tacked on, and just watching those people with their... special personalities annoy each other would have made for a better story, I think.

See I disagree... one of the things that I've always found enjoyable about Misfits is that it isn't an effects-driven story about people with powers...

it's a story about people first, who also happen to have powers.
And not realm-shearing powers. Just a thing or two above the norm that they can't rely on to get them out of EVERY situation, but do come in handy when used creatively.
Of course, I grew up on a healthy amount of the Wild Cards series by George R.R. Martin. If you haven't read it, well I'm sure you can imagine how he might handle superheroes. ;)

Oh.. and it turns out I missed season 4 too.
Hooray! Even MORE to catch up on!


To clarify about Wild Cards, it was never just Martin. That series is a composite work of many authors, Martin just happens to be one of them and the primary editor.


Tinkergoth wrote:
To clarify about Wild Cards, it was never just Martin. That series is a composite work of many authors, Martin just happens to be one of them and the primary editor.

I'm aware. I own every book and we've had the discussion around here before: http://paizo.com/threads/rzs2qw0o?Wild-Cards-edited-by-George-RR-Martin#26

(Martin also was the GM for the actual RPG with those authors from which those stories grew so he can legitimately be credited in shorthand. No library or bookstore shelf the books under any other name either. Not even the ones Snodgrass and Miller wrote entirely themselves.)

My point above stands.
The tone of the series in not entirely unlike that of Misfits in various ways.

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See I disagree... one of the things that I've always found enjoyable about Misfits is that it isn't an effects-driven story about people with powers...

it's a story about people first, who also happen to have powers.
And not realm-shearing powers. Just a thing or two above the norm that they can't rely on to get them out of EVERY situation, but do come in handy when used creatively.
Of course, I grew up on a healthy amount of the Wild Cards series by George R.R. Martin. If you haven't read it, well I'm sure you can imagine how he might handle superheroes. ;)
Oh.. and it turns out I missed season 4 too.
Hooray! Even MORE to catch up on!

Yeah, I read Wild Cards, but there I still felt like the super powers were much more important to the stories than in Misfits, where they are really just kind of tacked on, and push the stories in all sorts of bizarre directions. I just felt there was too much of a thematic disconnect there.

I do like what I read of Wild Cards... the first couple of the old books, and then the first of the new series (the one with the reality show), and that one kind of bored me.


Lord Snow wrote:
I do like what I read of Wild Cards... the first couple of the old books, and then the first of the new series (the one with the reality show), and that one kind of bored me.

Once they got past introducing the new characters with the reality show things picked up. While I will admit it hasn't been the same as when Martin, Snodgrass, et.al. had more active roles in the writing, it still goes in some dark directions.

I wonder though... about Misfits... how much might be more "cultural dissonance?"
That is to say, in terms of UK programming, UK viewer expectations, UK writing, etc...

I am honestly not sure how to say this the way I am thinking it but perceptually, different cultures could likely have an entirely different perspectives on the genre of "superpowers" as a whole.
How much do you think that affects what you consider "thematic disconnect?"
(Keep in mind I have no idea where you are in the world, so I might be assuming that you're American. ;) )

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SeeDarkly_X wrote:
Lord Snow wrote:
I do like what I read of Wild Cards... the first couple of the old books, and then the first of the new series (the one with the reality show), and that one kind of bored me.

Once they got past introducing the new characters with the reality show things picked up. While I will admit it hasn't been the same as when Martin, Snodgrass, et.al. had more active roles in the writing, it still goes in some dark directions.

I wonder though... about Misfits... how much might be more "cultural dissonance?"
That is to say, in terms of UK programming, UK viewer expectations, UK writing, etc...

I am honestly not sure how to say this the way I am thinking it but perceptually, different cultures could likely have an entirely different perspectives on the genre of "superpowers" as a whole.
How much do you think that affects what you consider "thematic disconnect?"
(Keep in mind I have no idea where you are in the world, so I might be assuming that you're American. ;) )

Kind of a late replay, I guess...

I'm not an American, but the kind of media and culture I'm exposed to is almost exclusively English speaking... that does include Britain, thought to a lesser extent than the U.S.

About Wild Cards - I don't know, I found myself wishing that many more of the wacky support characters with the "meh" powers would get killed off in the big action scenes in the end. It ended up feeling more heroic than dark. I did like that German dude, Lilith and Jonathen Hive. Drummer Boy was also nice. The rest, meh. Not nearly as awesome a cast as the original. I miss the Turtle, the Sleeper and Doctor Techyon.


Any news about a Misfits movie? We need more Simon!


Jaime Sommers wrote:
Any news about a Misfits movie? We need more Simon!

I think Simon is too busy these day torturing Theon Greyjoy.


*Waggles sausage jauntily*

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