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.
A new, pretty, popular girl shows up again. Who will the new girl have sex with this week? Will the sexytimes include mayhem and murder? How many other sex scenes can be fit into a TV series that isn’t Game of Thrones and is only M rated?
Misfits wins over Game of Thrones in that the guys aren’t having sex fully clothed with women who are on display. Misfits is more mutual and much more cheeky than Game of Thrones.
Kelly is pursued by Bruno, a new guy. She’s attracted to the first guy she’s met who is consistent with what he thinks and says. Although Kelly seems to have been reduced to a sex object this season, it’s sweet to see her attracted to, turned on by, a guy who is thinking loving thoughts at her.
Curtis and his new girl, Nikki, power on in bed. And in public places. ‘Sif that won’t end badly.
Alisha and Nathan stalk Simon to try to protect him from a ‘black widow’, bonding in a nice non-sexual way.
Although the stories seem overly focused on sex, sex and more sex with occasional interruptions for murder, mayhem and insults from the probation worker, the Misfits TV series is consistent with its comic book genre. No laugh track is a definite positive. Fingers crossed, other series will follow suit.
My rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars