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Misfits (2009)

E4 comedy drama. 37 episodes (5 series), 2009 - 2013. Stars Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Natasha O'Keeffe, Joe Gilgun, Karla Crome, Nathan McMullen, Matthew McNulty, Matt Stokoe and others.

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Only Fools and Horses USA - and other failed TV remakes

Ricky Gervais managed it with The Office, but - from The IT Crowd to Luther - which other Brit TV exports weren't so lucky?

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 4th April 2017

What are the cast of 'Misfits' doing now?

Here's a look at what some of those cast members are doing now, just over two years since the show ended...

Sophie Davies, Cult Box, 6th March 2016

Misfits movie has been shelved

Misfits will likely not receive a movie spinoff, according to cast member Antonia Thomas.

Justin Harp, Digital Spy, 18th September 2014

What legacy does Misfits leave behind?

Back in 2009, Misfits was a bit of a revelation.

Caroline Preece, Den Of Geek, 17th December 2013

Misfits, 5.8 - episode eight

The last ever episode of Misfits wasn't very conclusive; perhaps because creator Howard Overman still has hopes for a feature film to continue the story, which is apparently written and ready to film. Is there an Inbetweeners-sized appetite for it though?

Dan Owen, Dan's Media Digest, 13th December 2013

Misfits series 5 finale review

This finale was good, not great, but maybe that's all we could have asked for.

Caroline Preece, Den Of Geek, 12th December 2013

Misfits fans go into mourning on Twitter

Fans of E4 series Misfits have taken to Twitter to bid farewell to the show as it bowed out in typically OTT style.

Caroline Westbrook, Metro, 12th December 2013

After five series, Misfits has done well to keep regenerating itself with so many cast changes. But the originality that made it so attention-grabbing back in its early, BAFTA-winning days eventually became a bit of a rod for its own back. When having superpowers is the norm instead of the exception, what are you supposed to do to surprise people?

The last ever episode airs tonight, with creator Howard Overman back on scripting duties, but it's a respectable rather than a totally amazing finale.

Last week, Jess and Rudy's relationship hit a setback that has absolutely nothing to do with superpowers and everything to do with Rudy's lack of enthusiasm about fatherhood.

But when Jess angrily accepts a drink from a stranger in a bar tonight, she gets a vision of the future that changes everything.

Meanwhile, Rudy Two's determination to make the prophecy of the jumper come true by assembling a band of superhero vigilantes seems like a good way to knit the series together.

It's a shame the budget doesn't stretch to making that flying guy look even half-way impressive, but that's probably the least of the Jumper Posse's problems.

Jane Simon, The Mirror, 11th December 2013

Misfits last ever episode review

In its final hour Misfits manages to tick almost off almost everything by reciting its greatest hits - time travel, violence, moving deaths, and enough crudity to fill a septic tank.

Rob Smedley, Cult Box, 11th December 2013

Having started with a literal bang, Misfits doesn't, we're relieved to report, go out with a whimper. The return of series creator Howard Overman for tonight's last-ever episode - 'grand finale' doesn't feel appropriate for a show that so knowingly and consistently undercuts any delusions of grandeur - helps, although any hope of former cast members also coming back is forlorn. Still, a line-up boasting the likes of Joseph Gilgun, Sean Dooley and Karla Crome is always worth watching, as it's probably the performances rather than the tired concept that have kept Misfits going into its twilight years.

Tonight sees the gang relieved of their community service and contemplating life after the orange jumpsuits. Rudy (Gilgun) is happily at the centre of things, sending Jess (Crome) into the arms of a nutter with a taste for parallel futures and learning some uncomfortable truths about Helen, Karen and Sam. At its height it was nigh-on essential (and, lest we forget, Bafta-winning); this is merely decent, but E4 will still be the poorer for its passing.

Gabriel Tate, Time Out, 11th December 2013

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