Trivia / Misfits

  • Casting Gag: Let's see, Michael Obiora playing a policeman called by a woman named Sally to investigate disappearances? Did he blink, just for a second?
    • It's not exactly a gag per se, but Simon is basically a walking visual reference to Ian Curtis .
  • Life Imitates Art: When they joked on Mock the Week that everything the channel four writers were coming up with ended with "crossed with Skins" it looks like they may have been right... Heroes crossed with Skins anyone?
    • Actually before the show aired the E4 voiceovers would promote it during the end of every Skins type show and superpower movie by mentioning how it is an X Meets Y of the just shown show/movie.
    • Ironically, after Lauren Socha was arrested, she was charged with assault and sentenced to...wait for it... community service. Awkward!
  • Retroactive Recognition: While it's less of a surprise to British audiences, quite a few of the stars are now well known for their work on US TV shows, as well as a few UK TV shows that are equally big in the US like Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Downton Abbey. For an American viewer getting directed towards their earlier work on Misfits, watching the show can lead to quite a few cases of this, such as:
  • Role Ending Misdemeanor: Kelly was written out of the show after Lauren Socha was arrested and convicted of racially aggravated assault on a taxi driver. Despite Channel 4 denying that her conviction had anything to do with Kelly being Put on a Bus, Socha's career has stalled, with only two television appearances since then.
  • What Could Have Been: Simon was supposed to go evil in series one episode five, betraying the gang and forcing them to kill him at the end of the series, but the actor was so likable that it was rewritten.
    • Ironic considering his role in Game of Thrones
    • Superhoodie was never intended to be Future!Simon at all. There used to be a video on E4's website of Simon filming a video and being confronted by Superhoodie during it. Superhoodie spoke in a different voice/accent to Simon and gives a cryptic warning about watching the gang before running off. Presumably the writers thought of the Future!Simon idea while writing Series 2 and just ran with it.
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