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Old February 13 2013, 01:37 AM   #2066
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Re: sf/f TV development news - 2013

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.
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