Hit and Miss stars Chloe Sevigny (Big Love) as a contract assassin, Mia, who also happens to be a pre-op transsexual. Making for a more chaotic life, she learns she fathered a son more than a decade ago.
In social science research parlance we have a term called moderator. Consider that variable X affects variable Y. For ex: X could be innovation and Y could be firm performance. Now the moderator Z impacts the nature of this relationship by either enhancing or attenuating the effect of X on Y. For ex: Z could be government regulation, in which case the impact of innovation on a firm’s performance could be enhanced or attenuated by a particular govt regulation. Most TV serials introduce new moderator variables. A little bit of change to make the resultant Y look different, even though the cause X remains the same. Well, Hit and Miss changes the X and Y – also because of the chromosome reference ;).
If you are a teenager just starting to watch something that is not about boys and girls trying to hook up with each other than this is probably not the right show for you. If you are a 35+ person who keeps reminiscing the good old days of “happy TV” then this show is not for you. If you are anywhere between the two extremes – this show is not for you. It is for the 1% who like being uncomfortable, their sensibilities threatened and not like the feeling that they are liking something.
So why would you watch something like this. Consider it if any of the following things get you intrigued – How does a hired killer raise a pig (I mean literally, as a pig farmer)? What does a contract assassin do if a kid insults her? When does a contract killer decide to kill or not kill someone for personal reasons? How do they shoot a pre-op transgender nude scene?