- 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.