I like Merlin
, but I loathed the pilot of Misfits
so much that I didn't even finish it. I've rarely seen such a heavyhanded, graceless attempt at superpowers-as-teen-angst-allegories. Oh, the shy character turns invisible! And this girl's a telepath who can hear all the nasty things people think about her! And the like. It was all so formulaic and ploddingly self-conscious. And it was trying so hard to be edgy that it was just thoroughly unpleasant. The wisecracking kid who was supposed to be the comic relief was just a contemptible, narcissistic whiner that I quickly grew to despise.
But hopefully this Atlantis
will be more in the vein of Merlin
. Sounds like it will be.