Misfits s3 ep 7

At Seth’s instance, Curtis – now 100% dude again, and apparently not pregnant, although this is rather thrown away – acquires the power to bring people (and animals, as it turns out) back to life. He starts with Seth’s dead girlfriend Shannon; this obviously isn’t good news for Kelly.

So far so Pushing Daisies. It quickly turns out, though, that anyone who’s brought back to life is a zombie, with all the biting and blood-drinking fun that implies. “It’s like a zombie film!” exclaims Simon, once again demonstrating that the writers think that they can get out of being unoriginal by making self-referential remarks about it. So Seth has to contemplate killing his girlfriend again. Oh, and there are some cheerleaders around, for no other reason than to have an blood-spattered orgy of zombie cheerleader action near the end. It should have been appalling, and in truth it wasn’t great. However, for almost the first time this season the writing was sharp enough to redeem some of the episode’s flaws: there were a few neat one-liners (“Other than you being a zombie, I don’t have a problem with you” – Kelly to Shannon), and I liked the Misfits drawing straws to decide who had to kill the probation officer this time. So not terrible, which counts for something.

4 thoughts on “Misfits s3 ep 7

  1. e December 15, 2011 / 5:14 pm

    Agreed not terrible — but the arc for the season (“Let’s do Genre!” Nazis, Zombies, Comics, etc) just hasn’t worked for me. They forgot about the human story.

    Compare and contrast these antics with the genuinely touching (but over-the-top) episode 2 where Nathan had his OAP romance. Kelly and Seth are afterthoughts, not the center of these stories.

    Misfits lost its heart.

  2. Jed Bartlet December 15, 2011 / 5:30 pm

    Last sentence – this.

    And for someone who’s been so central to the season, we still really don’t know much about Seth, do we?

  3. e December 16, 2011 / 11:18 pm

    Why?

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