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13 December 2011 @ 12:32 pm
much ado! also, misfits  
SO for those who may not have seen it a trillion times on your flist already, Much Ado About Nothing starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate is actually available for download now, unlike the weird mysterious fake DVD thing. SO. There's that.

  • I'm guessing that Lauren Socha's BAFTA meant that they decided, especially in wake of Robert Sheehan's flounce, that this would kind of be "her" season, since Kelly has been way more front and centre this year than she was last year or maybe even s1. WHICH IS AWESOME, TBH. But I saw someone on Tumblr complain about how Kelly's story isn't even about Kelly so much as it's about Seth's manpain, and IA with that unfortunately. Kelly's main story is what happens with Seth, and the conflict with Seth isn't anything stemming from Kelly herself but stemming from Seth and his manpain over killing Shannon and oooo how can he love Kelly when he loves Shannon?? and all this stuff that would be more compelling if we had any reason to care about Seth beyond him being Kelly's love interest. But we don't. So. Yawn.
  • Kelly continues to be queen of my heart, though. How great was that scene in this past ep where she's like "I have no problem with Shannon, I hate that shit, I'm mad at Seth" (lol and then later "LOOK, THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE WITH YOU IS THAT YOU ARE A ZOMBIE")? UGH KELLY, SO GREAT. So glad they didn't have a bullshit catfight and tbh, judging Seth for assuming Kelly just wanted to have a crazy catfight (WITH BATS??? AND FRIENDS???).
  • While Kelly takes centre stage I'm pretty sure they've dialled back on Simon and Simon/Alisha like 90% which makes me lol. I don't really care because ugh Simon/Alisha, but I imagine lots of fans are gnashing their teeth.
  • Rudy was actually likable in this past ep, probably because HE DIDN'T TRY TO RAPE ANYONE. Ugh seriously. And the thing is, like, one of the things I've always kind of liked and appreciated about this show is that they don't unrealistically whitewash the character's behaviour to make them good upstanding citizens who are politically correct all the time etc etc, so I feel like I can't be mad at the writing, which in turn channels all my rage directly on Rudy himself. I liked Simon standing up to him about it, although tbf s1 Simon totally tried to molest Kelly so what the hell Simon, glad you learned, I guess.
  • The zombie ep was probably my favourite this season just because I found it so funny. I liked all the self-aware "this is a lot of killing, even for us" and "we're just in the wrong place at the wrong time... a lot..." stuff, plus Simon and Rudy getting all Abed about genre is always funny to me, and stuff. Pretty lame continuity about Curtis not even mentioning Nikki once, lol, sorry Ruth Negga, your character was totally irrelevant I guess.
  • Speaking of Curtis! I am sad we lost Girl Curtis :( I liked the actress a lot, she was great.
  • Hitler episode was meh, as you'd expect, so I'm sad that that seems to have been Kelly's main episode. I think Misfits is a show better suited to that kind of thing than Doctor Who, and I appreciated Kelly headbutting Hitler more than I appreciated Rory punching him, but the whole episode felt rushed and kind of sloppy. AltBritain didn't make any sense. So... that was too bad.
  • In general, I'm liking this season, but not as much as season 1. Tay and I rewatched the s1 finale and 2x01 the other day and it was obviously the show's high point which was disappointing. The first few minutes of the zombie ep, with just Curtis, Kelly, Simon and Alisha, made me wish they hadn't replaced Nathan at all. Even when I'm not actively disliking Rudy, I can do without him.
  • Anyway finale next week! I think? Is it just 8 episodes? Is there a Christmas special? Will there be s4? Do we know?
Hannahfirstofoct on December 13th, 2011 05:50 pm (UTC)
They really have toned down on the Simon & Alisha, which is good. By doing so, like you said, Kelly has a MUCH bigger role, but also I like Simon & Alisha more. At least we can assume that maybe they are having sort of a normal relationship?

I assume next week's episode will have Simon travelling back in time though. We can't forget about the pages from the comic book.
Kali: misfits :: a fucking rocket scientist_thirty2flavors on December 13th, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah I haven't minded Simon/Alisha as much either because it's been so background for the most part and not like, THE ENTIRE PLOT of the season while Nathan/Kelly languishes in failure. Ahem. But yeah. And I'm finally warming to Simon, though they've done such a 360 on his character. I read that they were going to kill Simon off in s1 but they liked Iwan so they kept him. THIS NEVER WORKS. LOOK AT IANTO LOL. I mean, it "works", but it never works for me. I always end up feeling like the character got an inexplicable personality transplant once TPTB realized they wanted to keep him around.

Yeah and he put on a fugly orange hoodie so I assume he's going to go back and "save" Nathan. KELLY INVENTS A TIME MACHINE, SIMON GETS RUDY'S POWER AND SPLITS INTO TWO, Y/Y?
Hannahfirstofoct on December 13th, 2011 05:57 pm (UTC)
Omg Kelly inventing a time machine would actually be the most amazing thing ever. THIS IS HOW IT IS DONE, TEN.

I am jels of Simon getting to go hang out with Nathan.
Kali: misfits :: fuck you mate_thirty2flavors on December 13th, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)

lol ikr GO HANG WITH HIM... off screen. Well I guess it was on-screen, just... on screen a season ago.
Hannahfirstofoct on December 13th, 2011 06:01 pm (UTC)
Maybe Simon will leave the show, and then Robert Sheehan will get off his high horse and come back.
Kali_thirty2flavors on December 13th, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)

Excuse u he'sbusy being in exciting dramas with Ecclestone
Hannahfirstofoct on December 13th, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)

Ever since I made the comparison to Nathan leaving = Ten leaving and me wanting just SOMETHING of that character, I cannot unsee it.

It's also making it a lot easier to dislike Rudy.
Kali_thirty2flavors on December 13th, 2011 06:13 pm (UTC)
Maybe Robert Sheehan can be in GI Joe 2.
Hannahfirstofoct on December 13th, 2011 06:15 pm (UTC)
Yes, like his idol. Nine stan, tbh.
Opalshinyopals on December 13th, 2011 07:18 pm (UTC)
Kali: eng :: the god of love / that sits above_thirty2flavors on December 13th, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
placebetween on December 13th, 2011 07:24 pm (UTC)
I haven't caught up because the Nazi episode was followed by that bodysnatching episode? which we've seen 9305890312483 times, I swear, so I flounced a little. Only a little.

I saw your entry awhile ago which started with, "Remember when everyone was all about Misfits?" I guess that was around the show's high point, and you have correctly labeled it.

Simon and Simon/Alisha like 90% which makes me lol. I don't really care because ugh Simon/Alisha, but I imagine lots of fans are gnashing their teeth.

signed with a lily/james icon to underscore your correctness
placebetween on December 13th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
also once that MAAN (LOL WHAT AN ABBREVIATION) is available for free somewhere, I'm all about it
Kali: eng :: is that not strange?_thirty2flavors on December 13th, 2011 07:36 pm (UTC)
The files are like the size of small digital children but I'll let you know if I see something~
Kali: misfits :: check me the fuck out_thirty2flavors on December 13th, 2011 07:36 pm (UTC)
I think I liked the two episodes following the bodysnatching episode more, although the one immediately pots-bodysnatch is pretty Rudy-heavy and Rudy is meh.

Yeah shows like this seem to get really popular in bursts and then fade out. With Misfits I think the advent of Simon/Alisha gave it popularity (WHICH, WHY?) and then Robert Sheehan left and the last series was so long ago that it's sort of quietly dissipated. I still enjoy it but not as muhc, s1 stan 4eva.

SIMON/ALISHA IS SO CREEPY UGH WHY. Doctor Who exposes me to this shitty plotline often enough, thanks.
Hannah: Ten & Rose; new new doctorfirstofoct on December 13th, 2011 07:50 pm (UTC)

x was so great in s1, but then s2 happened
aleph: i'm projecting some blood herelacunaz on December 13th, 2011 08:16 pm (UTC)
I love Kelly so much, SHE'S A FUCKING ROCKET SCIENTIST! And her "apart from you being a zombie, I really haven't got a problem with you" was fantastic.

Also: the bodyswap episode wasted such a great opportunity to have Lauren showcase a different accent. Maybe she didn't feel comfortable doing it, idk, but it would have been great. It's unlikely whatshername would've had the same accent.
Kali_thirty2flavors on December 13th, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
IT WAS SO GREAT AND I WAS SO PLEASED. Sometimes this show has moments where I am so proud of it for not failing, and it gets mixed in with everything else for a really confusing take-away message.

Yeah I was disappointed with that too! It would've been great. I think she did well, but the accent is pretty overpowering and made her seem very Kelly despite everything (that, and we didn't have a baseline of Other Girl to work from).