MISFITS Series 2 Episode 6 Review

Six episodes down and Misfits is over…well, until the Christmas special on Sunday, which seems to be sort of a cheating way to get seven episodes. The Asbo Five finished their community service, but thanks to Milk Boy, Nathan’s big mouth and greedy parole officer eavesdropping, their superpowers are out in the public.

I’ve loved every episode of Misfits so far, but this episode, to put it bluntly, fell flat. Milk Boy (or whatever his name was) tried to toe the line between a hilarious parody and a disgusting villain, but most of his onscreen time was quite dull. The major problem was that with Curtis’ ability to turn back the time, there was never a sense that the Asbo Five were in any real danger. This is the risk with having a power like Curtis’, but when executed well, the safety net of his power can be easily forgotten: in the episode when the main five were strung up on meat hooks by the video game killer, for example, there was a sense of danger pulsating through every scene. Granted, Curtis did not use his powers then, but there was no reason to believe he wouldn’t.

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