Unlike the female characters in many sci-fi shows who exist to be rescued, Alisha and Kelly give us something to cheer about
It's tough being a female character in a sci-fi show. You're going to be exposed to peril on a weekly basis. You'll definitely need to book in some time to be saved by the show's dashing yet mildly geeky hero. If you're lucky you'll get to be the season cliffhanger – but usually because you've been messing around with Powerful Fantastical Gubbins and it's made you go a bit weird. Seriously, can't you girls just learn to stay out of trouble?
Fortunately, the re-emerging British sci-fi genre is starting to show us female characters who don't exist just to be rescued – and nowhere is that more evident than in the mayhem of Misfits.
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