Robert Sheehan

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MISFITS: Dark, Hilarious, Utterly Captivating Sci-Fi

Last week I somehow stumbled onto a British science fiction dark comedy television show called “Misfits,” which I have since fallen in love with. After watching a few incredibly addictive seasons on, I spent several hours reading up on this wonderfully irreverent little gem of a show that’s somehow been around for the last three years, but that I’d never heard of before now. The scripts are relentlessly funny, unpredictable and often quite rough, and creator/writer Howard Overman has carefully crafted characters that act more like real human beings in the face of an absurdist sci-fi situation than almost any other show of its kind before.

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