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Surprisingly better than seasons 1-3
on February 14, 2013
Misfits, usually referred to as the British version of Heroes, had to almost start from scratch with this fourth series. Only Curtis remains from the original crew, so we have a mostly new cast. I almost didn't bother watching it-I just did not have the energy to start from the beginning again with a new story-arch. Fortunately there was no real attempt to top the interconnected story from series 1-3, so we are just left with a brilliant series where each episode stands alone.
The show seems to slightly shift the focus away from the team's powers. Rudy is still here with his twin, but many episodes go by without that being mentioned. The new crew consist of Jess and Finn. Jess has a minor x-ray power and Finn can move objects with his mind. Just. These aspects are really downplayed though.
This shift away from the superhero powers really was a great idea. This season of the show is hilarious. Rudy in particular is great. The show is also a lot ruder than before, and it wasn't exactly tame in series 1-3. The show certainly isn't for the faint-hearted. Rudy gets most of the attention, but Finn can crop up with some great lines. One conversation with a man he thinks is his Dad is brilliant.
I actually think this is my favorite series of the show to date, but it didn't get strong ratings and I have my doubts about whether we will see a series 5. It would be a shame if we don't. Misfits deserves a lot more attention than it gets and should really be classified as a comedy and not as sci-fi or fantasy.