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14 November 2011 @ 11:12 am
remember when everyone loved misfits?  
lol has anyone been watching Misfits this season other than me, Hannah and Tay? IT SEEMS DOUBTFUL.

  • I'm having a hard time warming up to Rudy. I think the idea of the two sides of him is interesting and I like watching the two of them interact (and nicknaming them Eleven and Ten keeps me amused), but when it's just Eleven!Rudy I find him irritating and unfunny for the most part. I think the problem is the humour he has is very obviously similar to the humour Nathan had, and it draws my attention to the fact that he's usually acting as a glorified stand-in for Nathan. Also I think I was just done with him after the shenanigans with Melissa in episode 2. UM, NICE RUDY, WHERE WERE YOU TO HOST AN INTERVENTION?
  • Speaking of Melissa, Curtis has really grown on me this season? I always liked him as he straightman anyway but I think he's my second favourite this season. His new power had the potential to be super cringey but I think they've actually done quite well with it for the most part. The actress playing girl-Curtis is a great pick -- she looks like Nathan Stewart-Jarett (narrow face, high cheekbones) and has his mannerisms down really well. And I quite appreciate that the show hasn't done any HUR HUR AS A GIRL CURTIS LIKES SHOPPING AND BOYS or whatever you might expect from less intelligent writers.
  • In general there was a looooooot going on in episode 2. I could probably write an entire post about it but I don't think I will. I think the short version is that they did some things really well (loved the bit where Curtis yells at everyone about male privilege lol and also the bit where he calls out Rudy) and some things ...less well. I get that there was a time crunch, but Emma (and Curtis, for that matter) seemed to get over their near-rapes quite quickly. Also, I suspect it was partially motivated by TV-shorthand because the show can't be bothered with court cases, but the way they ended up dealing with the rapist coach doesn't seem very effective in the long run. He's probably just going to go ... rape people elsewhere... so...
  • Kelly continues to be free of flaw, better than your faves, etc. I love that she's the muscle in the group! And her being upfront with the powers guy (I think his name is Seth?) was likewise awesome. She's been a minor player so far because the episodes have all been focused on Rudy, Curtis and Simon respectively, but I assume/hope that means we're due for a Kelly episode sometime and I expect it to be appropriately fabulous.
  • Simon/Alisha continues to be meh. Someone on ONTD pointed out that Alisha has never had a story outside of her sex life and that is so sad and true. Antonia Thomas is very pretty, but Alisha as a character is sort of meh to me. She's nice enough and I don't dislike her, but her story does need... something other than who she's sleeping with. I didn't like what they tried to do with the Rudy/Alisha storyline in the first episode. I'm supposed to think she's terrible for being a 'slut' I guess? Ehhhh. At least Simon wasn't a dick about it.
  • The Simon/Alisha plot in the last episode really highlighted what's so dumb to me about Simon/Alisha. He has to go die to save her! She doesn't want him to! Blah blah. SORRY ALISHA, FIXED POINT, DEALWITHIT.gif.
  • The preview for next week has... Nazi Britain, because I guess that's an obligatory topic for all sci-fi shows to tackle. Not sure if want, but the sad thing is I actually have more faith in Misfits to do this well than I did in Doctor Who. As far as I can tell Misfits also seems to have gone for an alternate reality rather than the actual past, which is probably a step up, and hopefully the show won't suggest someone else is a bigger war criminal than Hitler, so here's hoping.

So basically I have been enjoying s3 so far, with some reservations. That's basically how I felt about s2, so not much of a change.
christycorr on November 14th, 2011 04:14 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to, but I just...can't warm up to Rudy. Ugh, self, Nathan's gone and they're trying really hard, just deal with it already.
Kali: misfits :: eenie meenie miney mo_thirty2flavors on November 14th, 2011 04:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't think the absence of Nathan is destroying my enjoyment of the show as a whole, but I think it makes it hard for me to like Rudy. The only thing interesting about him is his power, but it hasn't been used much outside of the first episode, so we just get crude Rudy making a lot of inappropriate jokes and being an ass, and when that happens he really feels like he's just reading Robert Sheehan's lines, IDK.
ladysophiekitty: Doctor/Rose TARDISladysophiekitty on November 14th, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC)
Not reading because LALALA SPOILERS but just saying that I put Misfits on my to watch list. If it's on Netflix instant watch I'll probably start really soon, once I finish Parks and Rec and a few other thins. I'm excited though because I've heard a lot of awesome things about it!
Kali: misfits :: eenie meenie miney mo_thirty2flavors on November 14th, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC)
I think the first two seasons are on Hulu. I can't watch it there because I'm not in the US but THAT IS WHAT I AM TOLD, lol. I quite like the show. It's really different, at least from anything I've watched.
sherrilina: Arthur/Chicken (Merlin)sherrilina on November 14th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
It's only on Hulu + I believe, I watched the first season and beg of s2 during my free trial with that, but stopped b/c they had no more epps then, but I think by now they have them all, they were slowly adding them on....it's not on Netflix last I checked, but it's all on sidereel, etc.

It's a good show, though I feel s1 was the best so far...
ladysophiekittyladysophiekitty on November 14th, 2011 10:37 pm (UTC)
I looked and they have it but you have to sign in to watch because of mature content.
Hannah: Misfits; you're wearing cardigans!firstofoct on November 14th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
I was so glad Ten was in this episode. That and Kelly saved this ep.
Clea: Ms: immortalmuneca_brava on November 14th, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
I'm still watching it but this season isn't really making me feel much. Kelly is indeed still flawless but I don't like Rudy. He's the same as Nathan except way less funny, though I can't quite say why.
Hannah: Misfits; you're wearing cardigans!firstofoct on November 14th, 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
My theory is because with Nathan we were always shown that a) his life majorly sucked and b) it was all an act thanks to Kelly's s1 mind-reading powers.
Kali_thirty2flavors on November 14th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
Someone on ONTD suggested that Robert Sheehan's babyface helped temper the crude jokes and I think there might be an element of truth to that as well.
Hannahfirstofoct on November 14th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
lol his babyface and those curls.
Cleamuneca_brava on November 14th, 2011 06:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think we always got to see Nathan as a somewhat nice person behind all the crudeness, whereas with Rudy there is literally another person inside him but maybe making them two people makes it feel like it's not really him?

And yes, Robert Sheehan's face may contribute! :)
Kali: misfits :: daddy issues_thirty2flavors on November 15th, 2011 04:01 am (UTC)
I think you might be right. I definitely think of it as 2 separate Rudys, and I like nice Rudy but not crude Rudy. So when crude Rudy is a dick I'm not thinking "oh but he's really nice", I'm just thinking "UGH WHERE IS NICE RUDY?"

I think Robert Sheehan looking so young -- and probably just his performance/comic timing in general -- made his really crude/arrogant lines seem more pathetic and in turn funnier. The guy playing Rudy looks older and I think that makes him come across as skeezier.
ThroughAnAmberFocusamberfocus on November 14th, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
I watched the first episode, but new dude turns my stomach over. I thought Nathan was rude and crude, but he was quite often funny, too. This guy is so over the top and awful, I just don't want to see him at all. I think I would have preferred they focus on the original four still left and not try to replace him. I also don't like the new blonde girl who can freeze time. I'm thinking about watching episode 2 and giving it one more chance, but I just don't know if I want to waste my time on it.
Kali: misfits :: daddy issues_thirty2flavors on November 15th, 2011 03:56 am (UTC)
I didn't like him that much in the first episode, but I thought the idea of him having this crude side and a sensitive, 'true' side was interesting and I think the actor is talented given how well he pulls off both roles. But in episodes 2 and 3 it's been almost all 'normal' (crude) Rudy and yeah, even if Nathan would've made a lot of the same jokes I don't find it funny the way Nathan was funny, it's just irritating. I think I would've preferred they carry on with the main four, as well. I don't know why they needed to add someone else. They can barely give attention to all the characters equally as it is.

The blonde girl with the awesome power died in episode 1 though, so she hasn't come back.
ThroughAnAmberFocusamberfocus on November 15th, 2011 04:04 am (UTC)
I must have fallen asleep while watching it then, because I don't remember her dying. Which I can't say ever happened on any other episode.
Kali_thirty2flavors on November 15th, 2011 04:09 am (UTC)

It's near the end? Rudy kicks her and she falls backwards and cracks her head. People die quite easily and quite often on Misfits. Or maybe I just think they die "easily' because I'm used to invincible TV characters.
proudly hosted on photobucket: [misfits] kelly = queen of everythingcloudydaise on November 14th, 2011 06:30 pm (UTC)
Rudy is 100% a Nathan stand-in, lol. I like Nice Rudy and wish he would show up more often, but the rest of the time, I can easily imagine Nathan saying almost all the same lines Rudy says. I'm still trying to decide if I mind this... but yeah. Lol the story with him and Alisha from the first episode... I don't even know. I guess he was in love with her, and they slept together, and then she lied about it because ~he wasn't cool~ or something? And now she is the source of all his insecurities? Sorry Rudy but it is time to move on.

Alisha definitely needs a storyline outside of her sex life and SIMON IS SO OVERDRAMATIC. The circular stuff with their relationship is so boring and their entire situation reminds me of (a less complicated version lol) of Doctor/River and all the things that annoys me about that relationship. So unless they inject some life into that or do something interesting to not make it super predictable and dumb... I'm not excited. Though I guess they have the perfect setup for if Iwan Rheon decides to peace out or something.

I love Kelly being a rocket scientist ngl. She is a badass.
Kali: misfits :: a fucking rocket scientist_thirty2flavors on November 15th, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
I like NIce Rudy a lot too which is I think why I get especially annoyed when he's not around? IDK, when it seemed like they were going to separate and the rude one was going to die I was like OH SWEET DO WE JUST GET THE NICE ONE BECAUSE I'M OKAY WITH THAT but... nope. Damn. And yeah, I was hopign for a more interesting backstory with him and Alisha. What we got was pretty pathetic idk, I liked that Alisha was like "you think it's my fault that you're still fucked up over that?" or whatever, GET 'EM GIRL, but then they had that whole scene where she was all "omg I used to have sex with people and it was terribleeee". No, raping people with your power was terrible. Just being promiscuous was not.

LOL IT'S TOTALLY DOCTOR/RIVER and likewise I find it unimpressive.

I love it too! I like when she Time Lords out. BUILD A TARDIS, KELLY.
phoenixrising06: dw- ten school reunionphoenixrising06 on November 15th, 2011 03:47 am (UTC)
I agree on the Rudy front. He's entertaining when he's with Ten, but otherwise he's kind of grating.

I know a lot of people have been complaining about Curtis' new power, but I find myself liking it. In the past I never really paid that much attention to him, but they're handling the gender swapping much better than I thought they would, and in the process it's made me take notice of him. It wasn't perfect, but still, I was pretty impressed.

While I do like Simon/Alisha, I feel like it's kind of stuck in a rut at the moment. I keep hoping something will happen to shake things up, to make their story unpredictable and give Alisha something to do other than being Simon's girlfriend. DID NOT approve of the slut shaming towards Alisha in the first ep at all.