Watch The Gifted
- 2 Seasons
The Gifted is a popular American television series that premiered on FOX in October 2017. It is set in the X-Men universe and has become a fan favorite due to its mix of action, drama, and sci-fi elements. The show follows a suburban family where the parents, Reed and Caitlin Strucker (played by Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker respectively), discover that their two teenage children, Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hynes White), have mutant abilities. In this world, mutants are widely feared and hunted, so the family must go on the run and join a group of underground mutants in order to survive.
The leader of the underground mutants is Marcos Diaz (Sean Teale) who goes by the name Eclipse, and his girlfriend Lorna Dane (Emma Dumont) who goes by the name Polaris. Both are powerful mutants who are fighting for the survival of their kind in a dangerous world.
Jamie Chung plays the role of Clarice Fong aka Blink, a mutant with teleportation powers. Blair Redford plays John Proudstar aka Thunderbird, a mutant with superhuman senses and strength. Coby Bell plays Jace Turner, a government agent tasked with capturing mutants. Skyler Samuels plays the Frost sisters, triplets with telepathic abilities. Elena Satine plays Esme, one of the Frost sisters.
Throughout the course of the show, the Struckers and their mutant allies are hunted by Sentinel Services, a government agency that tracks and captures mutants. Along the way, they encounter other mutant groups and individuals, some of whom are friendlier than others.
The Gifted proves to be a thrilling and action-packed series that explores important themes such as family, acceptance, and persecution. It is filled with gripping plot twists and incredible visual effects that make it a visual feast as well.
Stephen Moyer who plays Reed Strucker says, "Itâs an exciting show that explores the idea of how people respond when theyâre pushed out to the fringes of society. People are frightened of mutants because they donât understand them, but we see through our characters how much they have to offer." Amy Acker adds, "Our family is torn apart when the kids find theyâre mutants, we must find a way to keep our family together while on the run."
The performances by the talented cast have been praised by audiences as well as critics. The show has been lauded for its creative storytelling, diverse casting, and amazing special effects. Fans have particularly enjoyed the portrayal of lesser-known X-Men characters, and have been rooting for their favorites since the beginning.
Although the show was canceled after two seasons, it remains a favorite among superhero fans who appreciated its unique take on the X-Men universe. It is definitely worth a watch for anyone who loves action, suspense, and intriguing storylines.
The Gifted is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (29 episodes). The series first aired on October 2, 2017.