Taken from the critically lauded plot of the comic book series, Astonishing X-Men: Gifted doesn't feature your usual team of merry mutants.
Sure you've got Beast, Cyclops and Wolverine -- but unless you've been keeping up with the X-Men, you would probably be surprised to see Emma Frost (White Queen) and Kitty Pryde (Shadowcat) on the roster.
While this was a nice enough show (and very adult Marvel Knights fare), you can tell that it's part of a much larger story -- so that kind of limits its enjoyment as a standalone feature.
However, the interaction and banter between team members is priceless! (Thank you Joss Whedon.)
My final verdict is that it's still NICE TO WATCH!
QBF Rating: 3.5/5
PS: "Surprise" appearance by Colossus!