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Misfits TV series s02e03

Misfits season 2A review by Nalini Haynes

The Misfits are a group of 5 young offenders – Alisha, Curtis, Simon, Nathan and Kelly – doing community service after being caught in misdemeanors. After a storm gave them superpowers, they’ve been struggling to stay ahead and even stay alive in this comic book style TV series.

Alisha continues as this season’s sex object, obsessed with superhoodie dude who made his first appearance in the first season finale. She pursues superhoodie, learns who he is and jumps in the sack with him.

Meanwhile, Curtis, Alisha’s boyfriend, becomes obsessed with Nikki. Curtis and Alisha’s alternative interests affect their relationship.

Cleaning up a rubbish dump while their probation officer impresses them with his level of commitment to his job and their rehabilitation, the Misfits skive off more than ever.

Visiting a tattoo parlour, they discover that a tattoo artist is a sensitive fellow with a crush on Kelly (why is she not interested?) and a Power of his own. The shenanigans that follow are fun.

My only complaint is, again, that Kelly and Alisha have been relegated to objects with whom the guys interact. Kelly asks Nathan if him being gay is the reason they haven’t got together. In season 1, Kelly was an independent agent who had a very strong role in their relationship and, as a telepath, she knew Nathan started thinking about ‘shagging’ her virtually since the storm that gave them their powers. I wish Kelly and Alisha had been resurrected along with Nathan.

However, the Misfits TV series remains true to its comic book style, spoofing and referencing pop culture, mixing comedy in with drama and no laugh track. Win.

Recommended for fantasy buffs, especially those into comic book style TV series.
IMDB gives the series 8.5 out of 10 stars. So far I think the first season is the best. My rating:

3 1/2 stars 3 1/2 out of 5 stars

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


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