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Truly original: Hit & Miss,
This review is from: Hit & Miss [DVD] (DVD)
Sky Drama's recent six episode series Hit & Miss could hardly be accused of subtlety or of following convention. And yet despite not relying on standard methods of ensuring ratings success or directing at a specific target audience the show has achieved something that so few have. Hit & Miss is an original production that succeeds in telling a story that you haven't heard before.
In short Hit & Miss tells the story of an archetypal outcast thrown by circumstance out of her comfort zone of self-chosen isolation and into the harsh realities and responsibilities of becoming guardian to a broken rural family. But things are even more complicated as the series protagonist Mia, beautifully portrayed by ChloŽ Sevigny, struggles to balance her new family commitments with her illegal occupation and indeed her own personal development. As Mia insists herself she's "not like other women" in fact she's not like any other character out there in film or television. What Mia is, is a damaged pre-op transsexual gun for hire with a dark and twisted past.
Using its concentration on emotion to balance its fantasy premise the series really draws you to its characters. Although the notion of a sociopathic assassin in Manchester playing house sounds really quite out there Hit & Miss triumphs in making its audience buy into this scenario on the merit of the series quality. It really is one of the best and most original series that has hit our screens as of late and is quite rightly addictive and being sold for an excellent price to boot.
Hitting the spot as a show that really makes you think with an original storyline and great characters this is certainly one series you won't want to miss.