Mutant X first aired at the end of 2001. For those unfamiliar with the series it centers around a group of 4 'new mutants' who have been genetically engineered in an attempt to eradicate them of illness, but it's all gone wrong and they've ended up with extraordinary powers [along with numerous other ex patients]. Under the leadership of Adam [their mentor] they battle against the 'evil' Genomex corporation who are trying to get the mutants off the streets.
Rated 15, this 3 series set covers all 66 episodes of TV series and comes in a tin presentation box. Each episode is virtually a stand alone and there is little in the way of continuing plot lines other than the overall storyline plot. Unlike most other programmes there is no swearing and the few sexual scenes are very low key, making this suitable for family viewing although some of the violence can be upsetting for younger viewers.
Overall the series covers a wide range of subject matter from vampires to nano-bot cloning. The overall feel of the series is that its aimed at young teens and lacks the adult darkness of contemporary shows like Dark Angel and the overtly 'sexual' visuals of Mortal Kombat. The acting and settings may not be top notch and sometimes the dialogue can be quite weak but the series is entertaining and covers some complex subjects. The bad guy is a classic baddie who always calls for his henchmen [or hench women?] to solve his problems. Selling for a little over £20, this is a good solid buy, but it won't please everyone.