Misfits Reviews

Misfits: Series 5 Episode 8 Review

Misfits: Series 5 Episode 8 Review

And with that, it’s time to get the shovels one last time. Misfits, like so many of its probation workers, is dead and the underpass of the dearly departed awaits it. The question is, was its final episode a flourish or a flounder? Well, in truth, it was a bit of both… Continue reading →

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Misfits: Series 5 Episode 7 Review

Misfits: Series 5 Episode 7 Review

On balance, this fifth series has been a definite improvement on the last. In between two fairly poor outings, Misfits has been consistently good/very good, rather than weekly oscillating between extremes of quality (or lack thereof) as the previous series did. But if there’s one aspect where it hasn’t compared quite so favourably to last year’s run, it’s that it has yet to dish up anything truly show stopping. Even when it’s been at its best, it hasn’t been quite as refined, nor exemplary, as the ‘Psycho Rudy, ‘Zombie Curtis’, and ‘Hell Bunny’ episodes from last year, for example… Continue reading →

Misfits: Episode 5 & 6 Review

Misfits: Episode 5 & 6 Review

Misfits’ fifth outing takes us beyond the midpoint of the final series with an episode that’s a marked divide, comprised of some of this run’s best storytelling on the one hand, and a substandard plotline on the other… Continue reading →

Misfits: Series 5 Episode 4 Review

Misfits: Series 5 Episode 4 Review

It’s that rare breed of Misfits with this week’s episode. There’s a befitting precedence to the dramatic core of the story, which is Rudy #1 embracing his indebted duty of care to an elderly Rudy #2, and a lessened prominence to the drollery and copious innuendos. Whilst they’re still in subordinate abundance elsewhere — particularly with Abbey urging Alex to indulge in a bit of zoophilist heroism with a tortoise — the predominant comical output (i.e. Rudy) is otherwise occupied… Continue reading →

Misfits: Series 5 Episode 3 Review

Misfits: Series 5 Episode 3 Review

I’ve been quite critical of Misfits of late, and the last episode I really extolled was the eighth of the previous series; the one constituting of a ‘Hit Bunny’ on a violent, golfing rampage (essentially a nightmarish take on the Duracell mascot), and a series of supernaturally evoked forehead truths…Continue reading →

Misfits: Series 5 Episode 2 Review

Misfits: Series 5 Episode 2 Review

This week’s Rudy centric edition of Misfits proves that when given something to do beyond gauchely screeching expletives, Gilgun can entertain even his most ardent critics. And it’s also firm reaffirmation that Howard Overman can write material for the character with more substance than the tiresomely successive profanities, and excessive recollections of Rudy’s vulgar pastimes, that are so frequently all that the character’s dialogue is comprised of…

Misfits: Series 5 Episode 1 Review

Misfits: Series 5 Episode 1 Review

Misfits is bidding adieu with its fifth series, and if this first episode of its final run is to be principally indicative of the rest to come, then it’s still in the creative straits that befell the majority of last year’s output, and showing no signs of escaping them. It’s saddening to see a programme that transcended conventions as one of the boldest and most ingenuitive shows of its age plummeting to such trite depths. The profanities and vulgarity have begun to take precedence over any genuinely purposeful storytelling, and the coalescence of Overman’s lewd humour with the trenchant drama that formerly provided the requisite antithesis is all but absent. All that’s left is a veritable shell of what Misfits once was; the same array of inane gags we’ve heard a hundred times before (overuse of the word “cock” for comedic impact is a bothersome ongoing theme), and no depth to the storytelling whatsoever…