Brief summary: Heroes, but in Britain. So more sex, swearing, and generally a hell of a lot more incompetence and self-awareness. Five kids doing Community Service get "super" powers, hijinks and hilarity ensue. There's a topic for season four on this board, but in typical style I'm running behind having just finished the first two seasons. So this is going to have spoilers for the first two seasons. Be warned. What can I say about the first season? I loved it. It has a great set of characters, it's very funny ("Save me Barry!") and I enjoyed the arc of trying to keep everything under wraps. Creepy Simon is best Simon. There were some minor issues, for example the Time Cop issue of "I've changed events but have no memory of the changes" bullshit which leads to silliness like Curtis being surprised to see Sam visiting him. At least we got that great time travel breakup joke out of it though. Minor niggles aside, it was pretty much high quality throughout. Season two... not so much. I foresaw a season of the probation worker's cop friend stalking them, trying to find out what happened. This gives the group a reason to stick together, introduces the conflict of whether to protect Simon or not, etc. Yet he played almost no part in the season, he just vanishes. It was incredibly odd and I hope he's back for the third season. At least the new "I give no fucks" probation officer was awesome. Instead we get the lameness that is Future Simon. It gave me this dread sensation of the show jumping the shark. His scenes were urgh and it has introduced about a million problems. For example, how can he have footage of an interview which didn't happen? Why is he hiding his face behind a mask when he can just turn invisible? It's quite possibly the worst outcome of that plotline they could have come up with. At least it gets wrapped up quickly, and thank god, because it stank of the writers making "cool" shit up as they went along. Considering how limited they've made Curtis's power I thought they knew better than to just lightly throw time travel into the show like that. The show is also annoyingly coy with the love interests. It establishes from show one what the relationships will be, then when it wants to move Alisha on to Simon it makes sure to slide a new love interest in for Curtis to ensure no drama occurs. The Simon and Alisha relationship is also dull as dishwater because it's "foretold" and so happens, no justification required. She discovers he's a nice guy, then suddenly they're banging. What? This could have been a great arc but in the end she's lifted from one relationship and plonked into another because lol destiny. This also means we lose creepy Simon. We got a glimpse in season one of a somewhat darker side, and I was hoping there'd be more to him than loner cured by power of friendship and healing vagina. Alas, that went away completely and he spends most of season two being Ace Rimmer or guy-who-tells-people-not-to-do-dumb-shit-which-they-then-do. Oh, and he starts learning parkour because, again, destined to happen. The Christmas Special maintains the great British tradition of Christmas Specials being terrible. The writers seem to forget that Alisha hasn't told Simon about the hideout (she does in episode six but only because he finds it himself and then it's rewound), or include any justification as to why she's revealed everything. Nathan suddenly likes pregnant woman. Why? It seemed like a clumsy attempt to get the ending manger scene. Anyway, loved the show when it started, really not sure about the direction it's going off in. It just feels like they didn't want to run the original premise into the ground, but aren't sure where to take it from there.