DVD: Misfits: Series Two (18)

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The Misfits – teenagers with Asbos and superpowers – are back, and still no closer to saving the world. Thank goodness.

It's the characters' bleakly comic approach to "ordinary" problems that makes the show special, and this remains unchanged in the face of an increasingly surreal plot. If the second series just misses the oddball allure of its predecessor, it is perhaps a result of the storytelling's attempt to go one better. Brushes with celebrity and serious crime threaten to overwhelm the clumsily appealing development of the group's friendships. Still, it's compelling viewing, slickly written and constantly innovative.