Misfits Series 2.3
OK. This is Misfits on final fucking warning from me. I’m feeling so let down by that episode that I really don’t know where to begin. This series of Misfits has been a proper disappointment, and this episode continued the same theme. There was still the occasional good joke (the tattoo power was funny), but the series arc as a whole has now ventured painfully into Heroes territory.
This time out, it’s an Alisha episode, and there was a half arsed attempt to answer some of the questions posed by the extremely lacklustre last episode. Alisha (Antonia Thomas), if you remember, has possibly the most useless power of the lot of them, basically anyone that touches her turns into a raving fuckmonster. Her relationship with Curtis (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett) is on the rocks, and who exactly is Superhoodie and why does he keep saving her? In the meantime, Nathan (Robert Sheehan) gets turned into a rampant homo by an evil tattoo artist, who also enslaves Kelly (Lauren Socha) with eternal love for him. Simon (Iwan Rheon), armed only with a bag of peanuts, saves the day.
Massive spoiler ahead.
Superhoodie is Simon from the future. His power has apparently evolved beyond all recognition, and he’s got a whole plethora of special abilities. He’s come back to make sure that the various key events happen as they’re supposed to, and to bone Alisha.
That, I’m afraid E4, does not cut it. In fact, of all the shit ideas that you could have had to explain Superhoodie, that is by far the lamest one. To begin with, it’s a rip-off of Heroes, which was a series that suffocated under its own self importance, but more importantly it actually poses more questions than it answers. I am severely unimpressed with this turn of events.
Secondly, Nathan and Kelly finally got it on, but she called it off saying that “it felt wrong” (i.e. that they’re fucking related or some such).
This series has been, I have to say, a monumental let down. The acting is up to standard, and some of the dialogue is as sharp as ever, but it’s being hamstrung by stupid and annoying “arc” decisions that are overly complicating each individual episode. Superhoodie being Simon from the future is a fundamentally terrible idea, and I wish that they hadn’t gone down this road as it opens up the whole Time Travel Paradox can of worms that no sci-fi ever really gets right.
Still, there was the odd laugh to be had, notably from Sheehan. Offering to dry hump Simon was genuinely funny. Furthermore, the one thing this series has got spot on in every episode so far is the “villain”. The tattoo parlour bad guy was superb- a really grotty, mundane sort of evil.
It’s the odd laugh and the odd bit of excitement that’s still getting me through this, and there are only 3 episodes to go, so I will make it to the end. However, I can guaran-fucking-tee that I won’t be watching the next series unless these last three episodes manage to undo some of this stupidity. Overall, I give it 1.5 Superhoodies out of 4 but I can’t say that I’m happy with it at all.
Until next time,