Monday, March 14, 2011

Misfits: Season 2 - Review

The Dysfunctional Team of Supers Amps it Up

Picking up after the ending of the first season where, spoiler alert, Nathan discovers he's immortal but trapped six feet under in his grave, the group of juvenile delquints with powers return to dig Nathan out of his grave. They're given the tip off by a mysterious Batman-like character, the same guy who swooped in and saved Nathan from the crazy mind control girl from the end of the season. The guy in the mask continues to help the "Asbo 5" by leaving clues and stepping in as they encounter more and more villainous people with powers.

Guy in the Mask:

This series ends with a dramatic cliffhanger that ups the ante even more when an opportunity to change everything about themselves arises. I won't ruin it for you, but I'm sure that it's going to make the start of Series 3 a must watch for fans of the show.

This next installment did what all next installments should do, which is develop the characters put them into worse situations. Simon has become a more focal character, and he and Nathan seem to be in the middle of every single problem that rears its ugly head.

The Christmas episode that caps it off was probably the most fun to watch, as they encounter the worst person they've ever had to deal with -- A renegade priest who has stolen superpowers and is claiming to be the next Jesus Christ. And if you're wondering if that's a bad thing, you only have to see what he does with the powers to hate him. Simon probably has the best line in the episode after someone asks him what he's going to do now and he replies, "I'm going to kill Jesus!" Well, the impostor of Jesus anyway.

If there's one thing this season has, it's lots of new characters and lots more sex. That's right, it gets even more raunchy from here on out. It seems like there's one or two sex scenes every episode, and though I'm not uncomfortable with it, sometimes I'd just like the plot to go further rather than watch people "shag" for three or four minutes.

That being said, it's worth watching for the brilliant comedic performances and stylistic take on the genre.

1 comment:

  1. thats daniel ilabaca right? in the mask