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Misfits Series 3 Episode 8

Well, it’s time for me to draw the curtain on the third series of Misfits. This time out it’s been a funny old mix, varying in quality almost by the week, and so as such it has been almost impossible to predict what each episode will turn out like. However, if you take the patchy nature into account and the generally unpromising premise then this finale wasn’t exactly a recipe to fill me with joy. Read More…

Misfits Series 3 Episode 7

Three words: Zombie Fucking Cheerleaders! A cast iron guarantee of awesomeness that only a complete moron could cock up and make lame. Given that the quality of Misfits goes up and down like a chav tart’s knickers when she’s looking for a council house, I have to say that I was treating this with some caution. The only question is, was I right to be worried? Read More…

Misfits. Series 3 Episode 6

I’m torn on this one. On one hand, this was a riotously funny and probably the funniest episode so far. However, on the other hand, it was another fucking stocking filler that went essentially nowhere and coasted through on the charm of the leads. This is a quandary for me, and it certainly isn’t getting a rating higher than passable, because it doesn’t deserve it, but there was enough here to like for it to duck a low rating. Misfits Series 3 is patchier than a quilt, and has worse quality control than your average Hollywood studio.

Spoilers lurk below….

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Misfits- Series 3.5

Well, that was a disappointment.

After last week’s fun and frolics in a world where the Nazi’s were victorious in WW2, something clearly snapped in the heads of the writers- no more superhero type behaviour, instead this was a reversion to the old misfits of last year, a sappy soap-opera of an episode that mined depths of cliché, muddled the series and actively made the least possible of the able cast. The story was so unoriginal and so poor that it could genuinely have been cut from the series altogether with no negative impact. There was maybe 2 events of interest to the overall story arc, a shit villain, and the heart of the episode was something we’ve seen done countless times before. The only bright spot in this load-of-crap was Gilgun as Rudy, dealing with his inner depressive.

Spoilers lurk below, so beware… Read More…

Misfits- Series 3.4

Well, we hit the half way stage with this series, and what tricks can Overman pull to try to distinguish Misfits from the crowd. Well, seeing as the whole concept and series is lifted from funny books, why not go all out and lift the “what if” premise? This, actually, is a good idea, and one that gives Misfits its best episode since the first series. In fact, this is one of the best episodes so far, a gleeful mix of comedy, violence, crass stupidity and a good use of the superpowers. Read More…

Misfits: Series 3.3

Well, I find myself a bit conflicted here. This wasn’t a vintage episode of Misfits at all, but did make a valiant attempt to deal with some of the loose ends that plagued the last series ever since the idiotic decision to make Simon (Iwan Rheon)Superhoodie. However, it did again feature some actual character development and I get the feeling that this time out there is an overall arc to the series, something that has never been present before and is, frankly, long overdue. Furthermore, having scoffed at the uselessness of Kelly (Lauren Socha) and Curtis’ (Nathan Stewart-Jarret) powers, this is now the second episode in a row that has made use of these two seemingly one-joked turns.  Nevertheless, it feels a bit like filler, because it had to tidy up these loose edges, and furthermore, because the villain (usually a strong point) was so lacklustre. Read More…

Misfits: Series 3.2

When I prepared to watch Misfits last night, without a lot in the way of hope for it given the trailer, I have to say that I wasn’t filled with joy at spending the next hour in the company of Super-Skins. However, in a turn up for the books, not only was this a rude, irreverent and amusing episode, it also featured some actual character development! We haven’t seen this since the first series, as the writers just pushed the Asbo five around having their various characters serve the plot, and behave in only such a way that the narrative demanded for the last 8 episodes.

This time around though, someone, somewhere, put some thought into one of the original 5 and managed to actually write a convincing (albeit smutty) character change for him.  Read More…

Misfits: Series 3.1

I must have been dropped on my head when I was little, because despite this series falling into the crapper badly at the end of last year, I’m strangely compelled to watch the new one. In my defence, it’s only 7 episodes long, they’ve got rid of Nathan (fucking HURRAH! maybe the writer (Overman) can grow up and stop being scatological humour obsessed), but better still they’ve transplanted in Joe Gilgun in as the 5th Misfit. Joe Gilgun! Fan-fucking-tastic: he was superb in This is England, and is charismatic, likeable and can actually act. This could be great… Read More…

Misfits: The Christmas Special.

All together now:

On the not-quite-first day of Christmas Howard Overman gave to me….

A steaming bucket of shit.

That, as they say, is that. Read More…

Misfits Series 2.6

Yes. Well. Erm. Not really sure how to go on with this one. On one hand, it was reasonably amusing, and the villain of the week (a brilliant take on possibly the worst power ever devised) was worthwhile, but on the other it was sort of lame. Thankfully, there’s a “Christmas Special” so this isn’t the series finale and it has one more chance to redeem itself. Read More…

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