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ooh it's Misfits night tonight, I forgot!
I just watched the entire first series last week then followed up with the first episode of series 2 and got sad that I'd have to wait a week for a new episode.
Did we find out if the chap in the biker jumpsuit is actually a chick?
except for the adverts.
When I was watching Misfits last week they had the same Lynx advert on twice in a row at every ad break, then the video froze about ten times so I had to refresh and sit through the same ad again and again and I skipped through to where I was before. Hate the embedded ads, grr.
she had hella manly hands.
watching the accussed by jimmy mcgovern just before this episode of misfits, really shows up what intelligent television misfits really is.
god...what a load of fucking tripe the accussed was.
it's almost a shame misfits is about yoof and special powers, because that might stop people talking about how intelligent the writing really is.
makes mcgovern look like a dusty old relic.
I didn't think last night's was especially strong, but I'd take a weak episode of Misfits over just about anything else right now. It's hilarious, moving, the writing is sharp, the performances are uniformly great (Robert Sheehan will win an Oscar one day, won't he?) it looks stunning... My only concern is that it tends to jump around and gloss over stuff a bit quickly, but at least it doesn't hang around or wallow.
it smashes that turgid soap television formula of...'hint...wait, wait, wait, wait, hint...wait, wait, wait, wait....reveal'
it's bursting with ideas, so why the fuck wait around. a lazy writer could've drawn nathan getting free from the coffin out into the entire first episode, but it's lazy and obvious.
equally when nathan told his brother he had powers. no faffing and....'nooooooowayyyyyyy' with the brother putting up resistance before finally believing him, etc etc..
'yeah...big reveal, huh'
so possibly quite comfortable with the idea of paranormal happenings.
Once I get used to it, I do like the jumping, the fact they can dig up Nathan in a second and just get on with it. Although, the pedantic part of me does think "Surely there would be more paperwork involved than that..."
My other worry is that it could become a bit Smallville, with one new super-powered baddie being introduced each week to be dealt with by the end of the episode. I'm hoping it won't be as formulaic as that.
And I still don't get why Nathan is shadowed by a dog in the opening credits.
similarly to last week, i didn't like the senseless death but they amended it straight away. i thought ghost jamie telling nathan to make up with their dad was a lovely touch
and yeah, their performances are all brilliant but barry is definitely the best one
I like how he did a bit of his dancing in the club scene