TV REVIEW: MISFITS Series 3 Episode 6

  *Contains Spoilers*

After a drunken one-night stand with a mysterious girl, Rudy discovers that he has a strange superpower STD. With only 24 hours to undo the curse, Rudy enlists Simon to help him find the girl.

Meanwhile, something weird is happening with Curtis’s gender-swap power. And Seth finally finds the superpower that he’s been searching for.

Thoughts

It was clear from the off that sex was the topic of the day, and for this group of misfits sex has bad consequences, REALLY bad consequences.  STD’s, unwanted pregnancy and even death – with Curtis’ termination of said pregnancy (not to mention the emotional repercussions), even if the person you’re having sex with is yourself.

Much like Simon I probably learnt more about Rudy (and his junk) than I ever wanted or needed to know. But I do love him so. Rudy and Simon spent most of the episode together and I think they are an excellent pairing. We’re not exactly in bromance territory yet but Simon was a perfect antidote  to Rudy’s crass, idiotic and insensitive ramblings. Speaking of pairings I also think that Alisha brings out the best in Curtis, performance-wise. I think it was pretty obvious where his pregnancy storyline was heading and partially (but only partially) explains why the only thing he did last week was play with himself in a cupboard. Are we to conclude that his trading power with Seth is the end of the pregnancy storyline, essentially serving as an abortion? If so I didn’t really feel any emotional weight behind the scene. I know it was a “wacky” out-there pregnancy but I thought they should have made more of it.  Also, it seems like a complete waste of a power, and he might well not have had it in the first place. I think Kehinde Fadipe has been  wonderful as Melissa and at one point I was thinking perhaps this was a way of writing Nathan Stewart-Jarrett out of the series, which would have been original and strange seeing as it would essentially have been the same character. If that was her last appearance I am sad to see her go. The scenes with Seth and Kelly were sweet (punctuated with a little folk music), but not overly so. I’m really keen to find out where this goes once Kelly finds out he is still trying to resurrect his dead girlfriend.

Smiles

  • There was plenty of Rudy who had some brilliant lines this week, “stop chatting, we’ve gotta save my c*ck”, for instance. And my personal favourite, “If you’ve got nothing constructive to say then please man, shut the f*ck up”. If only someone had said this to Curtis on day one.
  • It was nice to see Simon apart from Alisha. They were becoming safe and boring, and it gave us a chance to remember how weird and funny (even when playing the straight man) he can be.
  • Simon’s pregnancy tips.

Frowns

  • A hasty and unsatisfying conclusion to the Melissa/Curtis storyline.

Tunes

  • Wolf People’s cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Time’ w/slow-mo
  • James Yorkston
  •  Spoon
  •  Beastie Boys
  •  Portishead
  •  Check out the full playlist at e4.

Best line

(Rudy to Simon) “Our Curtis is pregnant!”

Rating

4/5   A very solid episode. It would seem that most viewers have been more than satisfied with the past few episodes but having spoken to friends of mine I know I’m not alone in being slightly underwhelmed with Series 3’s offerings. This episode was exactly what was needed to get me back on board and having watched the trailer for next week (something I never do for fear of spoilers –and they really are spoilers!), I couldn’t be more excited for a zombie-fuelled spectacular.

More from the world of Geek Syndicate

One comment

  1. Save Me Barry /

    Thanks for taking the time to write and post these reviews. My favourite moment in this episode was after Simon made the comment about ginger biscuits and Alisha gave him a very nice smile. It was a sweet, albeit brief, moment. Too bad Melissa is gone. I agree with you about Kehinde Fadipe – great actress, hopefully we’ll see more of her in other things.

%d bloggers like this: