Preteen girl looking at a cell phone with her parents

Personalized picks at your fingertips

Get the mobile app on iOS and Android

Parents' Guide to


By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Grim antiheroes make addicting TV but terrible role models.

Misfits Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+


I am now on the 4 season and I think it's amazing! But my only concern is the sexual and nudity content. There is A LOT of sex, there is at least one person having a go on another person every episode. I also think that people should stop watching it on the end season 3. After that it kinda gets repetitive and boring. Other than that, it's really good
age 13+

Personal Review

I believe there are graphic scenes, but if your child can handle some gore they should be able to deal with the scenes. There is some sexual scenes but it is nothing quite over the top.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (27 ):

It's easy to see why Misfits pulled in a BAFTA Television Award for Best Drama in its native Britain; and, thanks to Hulu, it will undoubtedly expand its fan base here in the United States. Because in spite of what you might feel as a parent about the show's uncensored swearing and graphic sex, it's a genuinely gripping series with a compelling story, well-penned characters, and undeniable cinematic style. The only catch is, it's not for kids.

Of course, an American adaptation of Misfits is reportedly in the works at ABC (starring Emily Osment and Jason Earles of Hannah Montana fame, no less). But as it's set to air on network television, you can rest assured that the U.S. version will be an entirely different kind of show. Depending on the outcome, who knows? Older kids might even get to watch it.

TV Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate