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19 December 2011 @ 12:07 am
misfits post! again!  

I need to go to bed but anyway consider this a post for me registering my surprise and feel free to discuss the finale... three people still watching on my flist!
Hannah: Misfits; you're wearing cardigans!firstofoct on December 19th, 2011 05:08 am (UTC)
I win the gif war!!

And by three people on your flist, do you mean yourself, me, and Tay? loloolol.
aleph: i'm a fucking rocket scientist!lacunaz on December 19th, 2011 07:23 am (UTC)
You forgot me. Offended, tbh.
Hannahfirstofoct on December 19th, 2011 08:52 am (UTC)

and ofc eden.
alephlacunaz on December 19th, 2011 07:21 am (UTC)
I haven't watched this because the Dexter finale was tonight I have ~priorities~, so consider this a placeholder for my reaction when I watch it tomorrow. But everyone seems pretty shocked so I guess it's pretty good?

Hannahfirstofoct on December 19th, 2011 08:52 am (UTC)
stay away from all of the spoilers bb
Kali_thirty2flavors on December 19th, 2011 12:49 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed the episode a fair amount, one of my favourites this season probably.
aleph: gryffindor allons-ylacunaz on December 19th, 2011 07:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah I agree, I think it was probably the best of the season.

I think it was rather brave of them to kill off Simon & Alisha. I was fully expecting some storyline where he goes back, has some power that means he doesn't really die, and then changes events so that she doesn't really die either. But Antonia has confirmed that she's not coming back (and I assume Iwan isn't either, because, well, obviously). So, good job on actually going there, writers.

I wonder where they're going to go with the cast though. Like, are they going to replace Simon & Alisha or will it just be Kelly, Curtis, Seth & Rudy? Too many dicks on the dance floor, tbh.
Kali: misfits :: a fucking rocket scientist_thirty2flavors on December 19th, 2011 07:44 pm (UTC)
IA! I fully expected Simon to get Rudy's power and split into two and go back and die for Alisha or whatever but this was I think better in a way, more ~powerful. Apparently both Iwan and Antonia confirmed in a behind-the-scenes video that they won't be returning. I liked as well that they had set up Sally as the antagonist and Rachel as the one who was reformed, and then reversed it at last minute, though it's pretty funny that Rachel's like higher purpose was to exact revenge lolll.

Way too many dicks! And I'm so bored by Seth lol. He's fine I guess but I don't like that Kelly's story was about his manpain more than anything. Fucking loved Kelly throwing a chair at him when he implied she was wiht him for his money though loooooool Kelly you are the best.

Off topic but have you heard the series 6 DW soundtrack? I wasn't going to bother since ugh s6, but someone posted one of the songs so I clicked and it's so pretty. MURRAY GOLD SUCCEEDS AGAINST THE ODDS.
aleph: i'm a fucking rocket scientist!lacunaz on December 19th, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
People on tumblr are having all the ~creys~ about how perfect & romantic Simon/Alisha are. Ngl, I like Simon, but their whole relationship was some weird Moffat-esque snoozefest.

Yeah I was annoyed that all the storylines Kelly got this season were directly related to Seth. YOU THROW THAT CHAIR AT HIM, GIRL. Hopefully next season she will get some bigger and better parts.

I haven't yet! Urgh Murray Gold why must you tempt me with your delightful sounds.
Kali_thirty2flavors on December 19th, 2011 10:31 pm (UTC)
ITA their whole relationship being a time loop was fucked up. I would like to rewatch s2 now I think ~in light of this~ because I guess it makes Simon/Alisha scenes vaguely more poignant but meh. I like both of them but I don't like the ship and I'm not really devastated.

Yeah, same. She got more screentime but it all revolved around Seth and it was all about Seth working out his issues and Seth is so boring and whatever Nathan/Kelly 4eva.
Melissa: dw|| 37mylittlepwny on December 19th, 2011 07:53 am (UTC)

cast members are the ~new probation workers lol

In less surprising news, I'M VERY CONFUSED.
Kali: misfits :: daddy issues_thirty2flavors on December 19th, 2011 12:48 pm (UTC)
LOL IT'S TRUE. It's funny to me that Kelly and Curtis are the last two standing when they were easily the most ignored in s2. Poor Alisha though never even got a storyline that didn't involve her vag which is unfortunate. EVEN IN NAZI BRITAIN.

I understood it pretty well I think. My favourite Rudy moment ever was when he was like "so now they're just stuck repeating this pattern for all eternity? IS THAT SUPPOSED TO BE HAPPY? WTF!" I feel you, Rudy, I don't like Moffat Who either.

Melissa: tw|| stand me at the headmylittlepwny on December 19th, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC)
Now that I've had a night to sleep on it, I think I've figured out what it was that had me stumped. It wasn't the actual circumstances that left me all LOLWUT, but the fact that I just wasn't expecting them, like, at all. That was weird, right? That there wasn't even any talk or hints that oh hey this finale we're killing off/sending away into the past to die TWO MAIN CHARACTERS and leaving you with your favorite, Curtis, and Rudy and his manifested depression.

So I was taken aback lol. Because I'm used to spoilers I guess.


I feel you, Rudy, I don't like Moffat Who either.

lol lol lol
Kali: misfits :: check me the fuck out_thirty2flavors on December 19th, 2011 05:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I mean I guess they lead up to it a bit in that we already knew Simon had to go back and die at some point, and they implied he'd be going back this series in Comic Book Guy episode, but I didn't anticipate Alisha dying. And I guess I didn't really anticipate Simon going back in time and being stuck there, I thought we'd see him going back and forth for a while.

lolol Curtis and Kelly are actually my favourites, and I didn't like Simon/Alisha at all, but I liked Alisha and I'd grown to like Simon, so it's weird to think neither of them will be in s4. And I go back and forth on Rudy but am primarily ambivalent. BUT LOL BRITISH TV AND YOUR FREQUENT CAST CHANGES.
Jeanne "dancing in the" d'Arcrose_dawson on December 19th, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
lol this girl I follow on Tumblr bc ??? idk why watches Misfits apparently and she posted about Simon/Alisha last night:

I will never understand this sort of self-sacrificing, unconditional, I-will-do-anything-for-you love. It’s lovely and it’s fascinating, but I will never understand it. My mind just isn’t able to comprehend it. Maybe I will one day, but right now I just can't.

I know you h8 them etc so enjoy that
Jeanne "dancing in the" d'Arcrose_dawson on December 19th, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC)

I honestly feel bad for people who have never read The Hunger Games.

They’ll never get to meet Katniss, Peeta, Gale, Effie, Haymitch, etc. They’ll never get to visit The Capitol or any of the Districts of Panem. They’ll never experience a revolution lead by a teenage girl, all starting with her just trying to protect one of the only people she ever truly loved. Sure, maybe they’ll catch the movie, but it will never ever be the same. You can’t compare watching a movie, no matter how fantastic or perfect, to actually creating an entire world by just using your imagination. We all imagined what the characters and places looked like before ever seeing the trailer or anything, and that’s pretty awesome.

She tags it "perfection: the hunger games"
Kali: dw :: amy :: delight_thirty2flavors on December 19th, 2011 09:29 pm (UTC)

placebetween on December 19th, 2011 10:08 pm (UTC)
Kali_thirty2flavors on December 20th, 2011 02:15 am (UTC)
lol I don't hate their ~sacrifices so much as I hate the time travel bullshit, but it's making me laugh taht Tumblr is SHOCKED AND OUTRAGED when the whole point of their stupid time travel relationship was that it would always have to happen this way. That and Tumblr's basic inability to follow a very simple time travel plot, it's pretty sad.
Jeanne "dancing in the" d'Arcrose_dawson on December 20th, 2011 06:37 am (UTC)
lol yeah she sounded so ~dazed I was laughing when it came up on my dashboard

omg she is also a, I followed her back in the first place because it seemed like she posted a lot of film stuff but she is like, this weird person who works at the circus as a contortionist "BACK FROM THE CIRCUS GUYS JEEZ WHAT A ROUGH DAY!!! BUT I'M SURE YOU KNOW HOW IT GOES"
placebetween on December 19th, 2011 10:05 pm (UTC)
can you please explain because the tumblr gifs aren't giving me enough

honestly after that bodysnatching episode with Kelly and the coma girl I was like EHHHHHHHH and haven't bothered to catch up

I'm such a bad flouncer
Kali: misfits :: check me the fuck out_thirty2flavors on December 19th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
So in the last episode there's a medium whose power is to ~bring back spirits -- I don't think hec an bring back just anyone but anyway, Sally (probation worker #2, the one Simon killed and stuck in a freezer) and Rachel (Cardigan Girl from s1 finale) come back. TL;DR Sally tells Simon she's in love with him and that's why her spirit hasn't moved on, because she has to ~prove her love for him. Meanwhile, Rachel is like "SO THERE'S NO GOD AND I WASTED MY WHOLE SHITTY LIFE TRYING TO BE PERFECT TO GET INTO HEAVEN BUT GOD ISN'T REAL" so she starts getting trashed + high + has sex with Curtis lolol etc etc, it's pretty funny actually.

Anyway, so meanwhile Sally and Simon are being awkward --- he's all "but I'm with Alisha!" but he obvs feels guilty because he fucking killed Sally. He also sees in the future via his weird shitty power that he's kissed Sally. Anyway, so he and Sally make out because she says it's what she needs to move on + he thinks he has to because of the time-space continuum for osme reason. I was so eye-rolly through all of this because SALLY WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU, but HAHA it turns out that she was filming them on his cellphone, and she texts the video to Alisha, and ACTUALLY this whole time she's just been trying to ruin his life out of revenge. Which, A+ Sally, get it gurl, you earned this one, etc. Alisha sees the video, flips out at Simon and storms off.

Meanwhile, Probation Worker #1 comes back, and apologizes to the gang for trying to kill them and says the storm made him crazy loooool.

N E WAYZ so Alisha is sulking up on the roof alone when Sally sneaks up behind her, grabs her and dangles her over the edge, talking about how Simon + co killed ...Probation Worker #1 (her boyfriend, remember) and now Simon would know how much it hurt buwahahaha!!! But before she shoves Alisha off the edge, Simon + the gang + Probation Worker #1 storm onto the roof. Probation Worker #1 and Sally have a ~moment~ and he's all "omg Sally don't do it ur better than that, it wasn't their fault~~~" so she lets go of Alisha and goes and kisses him and when they kiss they both dissolve because they get to ~move on~ tbh it was kind of sweet

So Simon and Alisha make up and go fuck, and Tumblr makes lots of gifs of Iwan Rheon's ass.

Meanwhile, Rachel is talkign to Rudy about how she still hasn't moved on even though she did all the things she thought she neded to do, had sex and got drunk and did drugs, and now she just feels used and cheap and hasn't moved on. Rudy tries to be inspirational by talking about how Sally thought she came back for revenge but really she was back to reunite with Probation Worker, but the speech ends pu convincing Rachel she's really here to commit revenge. She pciks up a knife and comes at Rudy, Curtis and Kelly, yelling at them about how they ~ruined everything, and then while that's going on Alisha and Simon stumble out from their sexspot and Rachel instinctively slices Alisha's throat. As soon as she does, she dissolves just like Sally + PW1 did so LOLLLL I guess her higher purpose WAS to get revenge (wtf @ my typo). Alisha dies in Simon's arms and Simon decides this is when he has to "go back". With Seth's help he gets the power to travel back in time, but unlike Curtis' power, he has to stay there. So basically Simon goes back to just before the s1 premiere (you see him standing on the roof, watching Nathan + co make fun of the cardigan group), to spend the next few month protecting the group/fulfilling destiny/sniffing Alisha's panties before he ultimately dies to save her.

Edited at 2011-12-19 10:33 pm (UTC)
placebetween on December 20th, 2011 03:57 pm (UTC)

Primarily I am impressed at your ability to recap in such a coherent fashion (and in entire paragraphs) and I appreciate your time-saving efforts. U R THE BEST

I rewatched season 1 and was surprised at how ambivalent I felt about Sally. On one hand she's THE WORST and on the other this group of disaffected kids killed her fiance and her future (for all she knows) and it's terribly sad but also somehow annoying. It's how I feel about Simon tbh - it's sad that you don't have any friends and are so downtrodden but also you TALK TO DEAD GIRLS IN FREEZERS. I was just kidding, I hate Simon so much more.

I guess in some timeline Alisha and Simon eventually end up in Vegas and live together 4eva? Or were they trying to imply with the Nathan in Vegas special (the worst) that everyone was there before and they just glossed over it?

I also agree with all the commenters that it's a pretty big WTF to kill off two main characters, even if it's going to make the show better or open up new opportunities. Leaving just Curtis (who I always think of a side character really) and Kelly seems strange.
Kali: misfits :: eenie meenie miney mo_thirty2flavors on December 20th, 2011 06:54 pm (UTC)
I AM A SKILLED RECAPPER if I could somehow make a living off recapping things for people I would. Hire me, shitty TV recap sites!

I liked the Sally story in s1 actually, though I hvaen't rewatched s1 since. One thing I think the show has been missing lately is that they got a little more... self-aware but ridiculous wiht the number of murders the group has committed sans consequence. The group always does it in self-defense, Alisha actually has a line about that in the finale lol, but I think it's a bit hilarious/ridiculous that they've killed like dozens of people and NO ONE other than Sally has ever been the slightest bit suspicious of them. For real? AND OMG WHEN ALISHA DIES OMGGGG THEY JUST BURY HER IN THE FOREST LOL WTF? DOESN'T SHE HAVE FAMILY? GOD YOU GUYS. Anyway so I liked Sally investigating them in s1, I liked the ~~~drama. Ugh s1 was such good TV in general. S2 got off to a good start too. AND THEN EVERYTHING WENT AWRY.

I think the whole gang went to Vegas. I think they said something like that in the 3x01 opener, and anyway apparently on Simon and Alisha's twitters they talked about it. Simon had the photo with him in 3x08 so it happened at some point.

I think it's sort of shocking that they killed off two of their main ensemble, but on the other hand I've come to anticipate this from British tv lolol. MOSTLY though I am so tired of and annoyed by Tumblr's inability to comprehend this most basic of time loops, and the fact that people are MAD about the time loop. Like "OMG they were my OTP and they were so epic but then in the end he has to go back in time and die for her wtf??? BULLSHIT!" Um were you not watching s2, because that has been in the cards since the ship started.
phoenixrising06: fringe- olivia fbiphoenixrising06 on December 20th, 2011 01:00 am (UTC)
Last night was the night of many stressful cliffhangers.

Mainly I'm disappointed because this means Alisha will never be given an actual storyline or be developed beyond "Simon's girlfriend."
Kali: misfits :: a fucking rocket scientist_thirty2flavors on December 20th, 2011 07:01 am (UTC)
Alisha never got a plotline outside of who she was dating/having sex with/sex in general. It was really unfortunate. I think the Misfits writers do pretty well at writing women in terms of giving them good, strong, consistent personality, but fall down when it comes to giving them storylines outside of like... them dating people. Kelly was fabulous this year and had lots of great and even reasonably feminist lines, but her main story was still about her hooking up with Seth and the obstacle there was not anything on Kelly's part but all Seth's manpain.