One of my new favorite shows comes out of Britain. It goes by the name of Misfits and airs on E4 (whatever that is). Anyway, it features a group of young superheroes (or super anti-heroes) and one of them actually uses parkour to get around.
Now, that has always looked cool, but watching the character who is only now starting to do the parkour thing, I began to wonder where one would learn to even do this stuff and at a level where you could just traverse a city.
Well, wouldn't you know it, there is a place like that. It purports to be "California's first indoor facility dedicated to freerunning and parkour."
Whether that is true or not is irrelevant. The skills of the people in the video are amazing and even if there weren't some Mario-theme sections in their facility, I'd still find a reason to post this video here.
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Delighted Misfits is getting some attention Stateside. It’s a fantastic show and very popular here (Ireland) too. One of the best new shows to come out of Britain in quite some time. Pity Robert Sheehan (Nathan) isn’t going to be in the third series!