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It's the penultimate episode of the last ever Misfits series, and despite this week's story being a quasi-remake of an early classic, this one was nevertheless very entertaining and pushed the show's arcs along in big ways ready for next week's finale.
Written by Dan Owen. Dan's Media Digest, 6th December 2013
The season finale is almost upon us and if this episode is anything to go by, it's gonna be epic.
Written by Caroline Preece. Den of Geek, 6th December 2013
So, a lot going on, and all of it excellent. Nothing less than the cast, the show, the audience deserve.
Written by Rob Smedley. Cult Box, 4th December 2013
A mixed hour this week, which is often the way with Misfits.
Written by Dan Owen. Dan's Media Digest, 29th November 2013
This week's Misfits proves what a unique (and offensive) show Howard Overman's series is.
Written by Caroline Preece. Den of Geek, 28th November 2013
Over the past five years Misfits has been dragging our idea of what's funny steadily off course - like a magnet fucking a compass - to the point where taste and decency have fallen off the map.
Written by Rob Smedley. Cult Box, 27th November 2013
Things get even darker as Misfits hurtles towards the end of its last ever series, with the gang caring for a group of terminally ill patients, one of whom is particularly resilient. Alex the barman, meanwhile, is punished for failing to show his chivalrous side as a Gypsy casts a spell on him. But it's Rudy Two (the good side of his split personality, so expertly played by doom-voiced Joe Gilgun) who's the real highlight, as he pursues the missing superhero from the future-predicting woolly jumper.
Overall, this fifth episode worked well for me-despite the fact I find McMullen too shrill a lot of the time.
Written by Dan Owen. Dan's Media Digest, 22nd November 2013
Misfits' fifth series goes back to its roots with a sci-fi storyline and some crude humour.
Written by Caroline Preece. Den of Geek, 21st November 2013
The strongest episode Misfits has created in quite some time. With Finn and Leah, and Rudy and Jess coupled up, it turns out that it is possible to find love through the Internet.
Written by Rob Smedley. Cult Box, 20th November 2013
There wasn't much room for other storylines this week, but we did get to see the beginnings of a superhero attitude in Alex after Abbey told him off for not using his power to help people.
Written by Caroline Preece. Den Of Geek, 15th November 2013
Overall, this was a middling episode that felt cobbled together from stray ideas, nursed along by entertaining but thin sub-plots and the odd good laugh.
Written by Dan Owen. Dan's Media Digest, 15th November 2013
It tends to happen once every series. Amid the crudity Misfits will produce an episode that manages to touch you right there.
Written by Rob Smedley. Cult Box, 13th November 2013
Unlike ex-E4 staple Skins, which revived its original cast for its last run, the final incarnation of this offbeat supernatural drama is barely recognisable. In episode four, the gang come across a vulnerable old man with a secret, more is revealed about the mysterious woolly jumper, and Abby implores Alex to use his weird powers to, erm, have sex with a tortoise. Rudy's alter ego Rudy Two comes further out of his shell, with Joe Gilgun giving a split personality performance that's a distraction from all the gratuitous weirdness.
I found this hour very entertaining (with some caveats), and the series arcs inched along nicely.
Written by Dan Owen. Dan's Media Digest, 8th November 2013
I hope they can keep up the quality as, so far, series five is the best Misfits has been in a good couple of years.
Written by Caroline Preece. Den of Geek, 7th November 2013
You'd never get a character quite like Dooley's anywhere else on TV. You'd never have plots as mad as you got this week. Or last week. Or 3 years ago. And in 5 weeks time we'll miss them.
Written by Rob Smedley. Cult Box, 6th November 2013
This week, Rudy's doppelganger disappears, only to reappear as a doddery octogenarian. Retracing Rudy Two's steps to find out what happened, Rudy One makes a distressing discovery: his doppelganger is a friendly, generous, kind-hearted bloke. So why does a handsome stranger want to bump him off?
Claire Webb, Radio Times, 6th November 2013
Overall, this was a fun episode that provided a strong showcase for Gilgun and Cornwell, but it did lack a sense of surprise.
Written by Dan Owen. Dan's Media Digest, 31st October 2013
Misfits delivers an hilarious Rudy-focussed episode that showcases Joseph Gilgun's talents...
Written by Caroline Preece. Den of Geek, 31st October 2013
Misfits never turns out a bad episode when it puts Joe Gilgun's living embodiment of a Freudian slip, Rudy, at the centre of events.
Written by Rob Smedley. Cult Box, 30th October 2013
Just when you thought the improbable superheroes couldn't surprise you, Rudy comes over all principled. Yes, the resident motormouth is aghast when he spies his father cheating on his mother. Cue a heated debate with his downbeat doppelganger (his "power" is to be able to split into multiple personalities) and a half-hearted attempt to set the world to rights.
Claire Webb, Radio Times, 30th October 2013
He is used to hiding behind a potty-mouthed Jack-the-Lad split personality but, when Rudy spies his father in an apparently adulterous situation, he gallops for the moral high ground in an orange jumpsuited heartbeat. Cue a bravura performance from Joseph Gilgun as an emotionally wrecked one-man double act - he's so good at dialoguing with himself that, by the end, you won't believe there aren't actually two of him.
Overall, this was a good start for the final series and something to build on.
Written by Dan Owen. Dan's Media Digest, 24th October 2013
Matt Stokoe as handsome barman Alex in Misfits (E4) would be in with a shout if there's ever a Bafta going for Least Sexy Sex Scene.