If you’re like me and waiting for your favorite summer series to start up (True Blood, anyone?)- I found a series that might bide your time. A freak storm bestows supernatural powers on a whole population of Southeast Londoners, including five adolescent delinquents who were performing community service together at the time.
Once you get past the various English/Irish accents- (seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a British show where all the characters share the same regional accent. It would make sense, because they’re all supposed to be from the same place, but no. It really gives the impression that no two English speak alike. – Like everybody just makes up their own accents as a general rule.) One girl in particular is really difficult to understand (I think it sounds like a mix between a mouthful of marbles, Chinese intonation, and chronic hiccups) but you get used to it.
The show kind of reminds me of a younger, hipper, darker ‘HEROES’ with a lot of English slang. And after a few episodes, I was hooked.
What summer series are you guys looking forward to – books or television? And happy Memorial Day! It's hard to celebrate from across the pond but the outpouring of love and support on the social network sites for real-life heroes (here and gone) makes me feel like I'm right back home.