The Imperfects: Everything You Need To Know

An immediate hit, The Imperfects premiered on Netflix on September 8th and quickly gained popularity among viewers around the globe. The supernatural-meets-sci-fi drama promptly made its way into Netflix’s Top 10 list and it doesn’t seem like it will be losing its well-deserved spot any time soon.


If you are into Stranger Things, X-Men, or Misfits, you’re most definitely in for a treat. This 10-part series is just the perfect (no pun intended) combination of science fiction and mystery to satisfy your binge-watching needs. Keep reading to learn more about Netflix’s latest hit show.


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If you somehow still haven’t heard about the show, let us tell you a little bit about it. Starring Rhianna Jagpal, Morgan Taylor Campbell, and Iñaki Godoy, The Imperfects was envisioned by The Order producers Dennis Heaton and Shelley Eriksen. The show follows three college students as they try to get rid of their newly-discovered, unwanted superpowers.


Seven years after undergoing an experimental treatment for a rare genetic disorder, Abbi, Tilda, and Juan notice they have developed very disruptive abilities and join forces to pursue the mad scientist who surreptitiously turned them into superhumans.



They quickly realize the medication they had been taking for seven years was meant to suppress all the weird side effects caused by the experiment, but now that they have run out there is nothing they can do to control their mutant superpowers.


So they ally with Dr. Sydney Burke, a bright scientist trying to amend her past mistakes, to hunt down the man responsible for their unfortunate circumstances. Her old partner, Dr. Alex Sarkov, however, vanishes as he wants nothing but to rewrite the human genome in order to introduce the next stage of human evolution.


Intriguing, huh? It actually gets better. The characters’ superpowers aren’t just any supernatural abilities – they are based on the superpowers of mystical creatures from ancient folklore such as chupacabra, succubus, and even the spirit known as a banshee in Irish folk culture.


While Abbi has the power to release pheromones that make her irresistible to literally anyone around her, Tilda has super hearing and her screams are so powerful they can actually shatter glass. Juan, on the other hand, turns into a vicious beast at night, earning him the moniker “the Terror of Tacoma”.



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Besides, if you are a fan of CW’s The 100, here’s another reason why you might want to give The Imperfects a shot: the Netflix show has several actors who also starred in the television series. Besides Morgan Taylor Campbell, who plays Tilda Webber, you will be pleasantly surprised to spot Kyra Zagorsky as Isabel Finch, Rekha Sharma as Dominique Crain, Wesley MacInnes as Owen Schultz, and Jennifer Cheon Garcia as detective Sonja Benning.


With a 78% average audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, it is safe to say fans already cannot wait for the second season of The Imperfects. Although the streaming platform still hasn’t confirmed if the show is being picked up for another season, it seems like a very strong possibility considering the first series’ remarkable popularity.


In the meantime, we’ll just be over here watching the first season of The Imperfects over and over again.