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Written by Caroline Preece. Den of Geek, 17th December 2013
The last ever episode of Misfits wasn't very conclusive; perhaps because creator Howard Overman still has hopes for a feature film to continue the story, which is apparently written and ready to film. Is there an Inbetweeners-sized appetite for it though?
Written by Dan Owen. Dan's Media Digest, 13th December 2013
This finale was good, not great, but maybe that's all we could have asked for.
Written by Caroline Preece. Den of Geek, 12th December 2013
Written by Caroline Westbrook. Misfits, 12th December 2013
After five series, Misfits has done well to keep regenerating itself with so many cast changes. But the originality that made it so attention-grabbing back in its early, BAFTA-winning days eventually became a bit of a rod for its own back. When having superpowers is the norm instead of the exception, what are you supposed to do to surprise people?
In its final hour Misfits manages to tick almost off almost everything by reciting its greatest hits - time travel, violence, moving deaths, and enough crudity to fill a septic tank.
Written by Rob Smedley. Cult Box, 11th December 2013
Having started with a literal bang, Misfits doesn't, we're relieved to report, go out with a whimper. The return of series creator Howard Overman for tonight's last-ever episode - 'grand finale' doesn't feel appropriate for a show that so knowingly and consistently undercuts any delusions of grandeur - helps, although any hope of former cast members also coming back is forlorn. Still, a line-up boasting the likes of Joseph Gilgun, Sean Dooley and Karla Crome is always worth watching, as it's probably the performances rather than the tired concept that have kept Misfits going into its twilight years.
The sight of nice Rudy lactating is just one of the oddball pleasures to be savoured as the curtain comes down on the orange-boiler-suited community service superpower drama after five inventive and largely joyous seasons. Robert Sheehan, Iwan Rheon, Antonia Thomas and Karla Crome are just four of the young actors to benefit from a career leg-up in this show - and here's hoping it's not long before the comedically gifted current star Joe Gilgun lights up the screen again.
With its best-known faces long departed and plots turning increasingly weirder, arguably only the most loyal Misfits fans are likely to tune in as the delinquents don their orange jumpsuits for the final time. Still, for the devoted there are revelations aplenty, as Jess discovers Luke's secret power and Rudy Two finds out the truth about Helen, Karen and Sam, the superheroes from the all-knowing jumper. The once-feted franchise might yet regain its glory: its creators have hinted at a big-screen outing with the original cast.
E4's Asbo-wielding superheroes are finally hanging up their orange boiler suits. Here's why they remained worth watching right to the end.
Written by David Renshaw. The Guardian, 9th December 2013
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