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heleninwales
heleninwales
Useful stuff done today...
After returning from Caerleon on Thursday evening, the following day (ie yesterday) G was off again to a conference in Leeds where he is giving a paper on teaching maths. Thankfully I had put my foot down and refused to accompany him. Not that there's anything wrong with Leeds, but I am finally starting to catch up from being so behind with work and everything else and a couple of days away would have set me back again. So I just left him at the nearest railway station and I pick him up again tomorrow.

Anyway, today was a productive day. I have mowed the rest of the front "lawn", critted some more scenes written by my students and watched the rest of the series "Misfits".

I actually recorded "Misfits" last summer and have only just got around to watching it, but I thought it was brilliant. Very very black, contains very very strong language, lots of sex, but also very very funny. It's about a bunch of young people doing community service for a variety of minor crimes who are given strange powers by a weird storm. They are not the only ones affected and when their probation officer turns into a raving homicidal maniac, they are forced to kill him. It just gets darker and more complicated from then on -- and yet is strangely hilarious. I am sure I am not the right demographic for this show, but I loved the characters, even Nathan, who you want to strangle from the first episode.

I don't recall any of my flist mentioning it, but if you like your humour dark, aren't upset by references to sex or the f-word or the c-word, you could do worse than give it a try. I'm off to start watching season two, which thankfully I also recorded, even though at the point when it started, I hadn't watched any of Season 1.

Of course I'm way behind because I have to wait for it to turn up on Channel 4. It seems that there will be a series three... :)

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julesjones From: julesjones Date: June 11th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Worth knowing, thanks. I saw it being advertised on our local buses and thought that it looked something with the potential to be very good or very bad, but completely failed to actually notice when it was on (so much for the power of advertising). This is a reminder to consider the DVD boxset.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 12th, 2011 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I somehow picked up good vibes from the preview in the Radio Times and I set the recorder. I am so glad I did! Season Two is just as good as Season One.

I'm just surprised it doesn't seem to have been mentioned online more.
gillo From: gillo Date: June 12th, 2011 12:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I love Misfits and have done since the start. Incredibly black, but brilliant. And you just don't know whether you love Nathan or want to throttle him. S2 gets darker, if anything - and I'm really looking forward to S3.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 12th, 2011 05:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just picked up good vibes from the preview in the Radio Times and I set the recorder. I am so glad I did!

I'm just surprised it doesn't seem to have been mentioned online more.
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