A 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 while, preferably, staying alive in this comic book style TV series.
Grand Theft Auto plays out as a psychotic guy shoots and runs over people in his quest to complete the game. Psychotic guy shoots new community service guy Ollie who can teleport.
Nikki gets Ollie’s heart and has to come to terms with someone dying so she can live and her new teleport powers.
This is the first time all season that Kelly and Alisha had a scene together without any of the guys. Guess what they talked about? The guys. While another guy stalked them with his car before trying to kill them. Bechdel Test fail.
However, the Misfits TV series remains true to its comic book style, spoofing and referencing pop culture, mixing comedy in with drama. I just wish the women were as interesting and as strong as they were in season 1. 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 out of 5 stars