Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Review: Misfits 5x01

Original Air Date: Oct. 23, 2013

I was not all that thrilled about season four of Misfits but I was determined not to be one of those viewers who bailed on the show after a cast change.  I mean just look at Being Human, I loved the second cast almost as much as the first.  So… I was determined (determined I tell ya!) to watch this episode with an open mind.  I mean I just have to get to know this new cast, right?

Right off the bat, I realized how much I missed the show as soon as that familiar theme started playing.  All the working parts of what made me love the show are there, the tone, the humor, even the way the show is shot.  It’s obviously made by people who care.  There are fun camera angels, the use selective focus is beautiful and,  I mean even the coloring of the show is great.  All in all, I forgot just how physically pretty this show was.  Plus, there's something about hearing that score again, that brings back nostalgia for the first few seasons. 

Picking up where we left off last season Alex gets a lung transplant.  Of course, in Misfits universe an organ transplant usually comes with some kind of power.  For Alex it’s the ability to shag a person’s powers away (this would be the second story arc to features Alex’s penis for those of you playing at home).  Which comes in handy when a group of agents of Satan (disguised as a Scout troop) began to possess each of the Misfits starting with Finn.  In the end Alex knocks Finn unconscious and shags the devil out of him.  Um… yes you read that right.  Alex rapes a poor devil possessed Finn in order to save Jess from demonic possession.  I don’t even know what to say about that. I really don’t.  Like … no.  I’m just not going to touch that one with a ten foot pole.  I mean this is Misfits we are talking about, right? Better not to over think it, especially this one. 

Anyway. I wasn't too excited about the entire Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse storyline last season.  I’m not sure why, I love it in every other show I watch but Misfits? Meh, what else you got?  So I was less than thrilled that this season picked up with satanic possessions.  When did Misfits become a more foulmouthed-screwed up version of Supernatural?  The storylines used to be interesting, unique, and creative.  Stuff I wouldn't have seen on my other shows. Now? Not so much.  Here's hoping that they quit with all the evil or biblical goings on, because Misfits? It's not a good look for you. 

Besides that (and the last 5 minutes) I enjoyed the episode I think.  It has the skeleton/blueprint of the show I used to love and I’m starting to enjoy some of the new characters.  I like Jess and I like Alex and well my love for Rudy is known all around.  I've always liked Rudy (and Rudy Too, aww) and the fact that he continues to call Alex “the handsome barman” makes it all that much better.  It doesn't quite have that same old magic that it once had, but I think at least for the time being I’m here for another season.

Favorite bits of the episode:
  • Rudy wearing his old Scouts uniform.  OMG, how short were those shorts.  Brilliant.
  • Abbey and Rudy walking in on Finn having just killed the Scouts Master.  The fact that they just shrugged, didn't need explanation, handed Finn an ice cream, and went to get the shovels. This show man. 
  • Finn eating his cornetto all evil and demonic like. 

In Conclusion: As far as Alex is concerned with great penis comes great responsibility... or something like that.  Rudy misses his buddy Curtis and really wants the handsome barman to be his new bud.  Finn was more interesting when he was evil.  Rudy Too has a new sweater that tells the future and Abbey still doesn't talk much.  

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