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Misfits 1.03

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LAST EPISODE: Recap of everyone’s powers (or lack thereof); Nathan’s homelessness; and somebody knows they killed their probation workah.

Alisha is walking through a sexy hallway full of sexy people, touching all of them and apparently having sex with several of the dudes (I think it‘s okay, though, because they‘re not touching her as they pull off their clothes so they…wanted to do it at some point? That’s not so okay, I guess. This power is REALLY ICKY). Her power is the most morally complicated one. She doesn’t have any real control over it, unless she wants to choose who she’s going to rape, and if someone touches her by accident, they’re sort of…raped into wanting to rape her. And even if she’s with someone and they negotiate all of this beforehand, the second they touch her, they’ve lost the ability to change their mind. I guess the only solution is to double-bag it and cut a hole in a sheet. Continue reading

Misfits 1.02

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Recap: this is your chance to do something positive! What’s going on with this weather! We should be dead! The storm and the lightning, I don’t know, it’s just done something to us! He’s going to kill us! Time went backwards! What is happening to me! You killed our probation worker! If there’s no body, there’s no crime! What if we’re meant to be superheroes! In what kind of fucked-up world would that be allowed to happen?

Not this one, apparently. As we open, the gang is walking around and grabbing trash with trash grabbers. Sorry, rubbish fetchers. Nathan’s complaining about his lack of ssssuperpowers; Alisha says maybe he’s super retarded. He thinks he might be spiderman, but Curtis is dubious.

SUDDENLY NAKED MAN-ASS, taking up a quarter of the frame and leading us into the awesome opening credits. Which are still awesome, in case you were wondering. SUDDENLY NAKED MAN-ASS PART DEUX. Alisha pokes him in the ass and says “Hey, nude guy, you’re naked,” which cracked me up the first time I heard it and continues to do so on my 848th rewatch. There is a delightful lingering shot of pasty naked man-ass (Simon captures it with his cell phone) as the man turns over, and surprise! It’s Nathan’s mother’s boyfriend. Continue reading

Misfits 1.01

The first episode of Season One of Misfits opens with a short montage of all our heroes paraphrasing the important parts of their characterization to Hot Chip’s “Out At The Movies:” Alisha (Antonia Thomas), seducing her own reflection; Nathan (Robert Sheehan), faking us out with a James Dean-style unreadable facial expression/cigarette combination; Kelly (Lauren Socha), pensively brushing her already-ponytailed hair so that it lays flat; Simon (Iwan Rheon), straightening his collar with alarming intensity; Gary (Josef Altin), wearing a dumb hat and flicking his hand at the mirror for no reason except to accompany the song‘s kickoff point with a literal meaningless gesture; and Curtis (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett), covering up his sick bod with a shirt like some kind of jerk and looking like he’d rather be taunting bears with a steak on his junk than where he is now. Continue reading