'Misfits: Season 2'
(Matthew McNulty, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Iwan Rheon, Joseph Gilgun, et al / 2-Disc DVD / NR / 2013 / BBC Video)
Overview: The Misfits are back for another season of Sex Drugs and Superpowers! Fuelled with its usual irreverent humor the second season of Misfits has an array of new characters crashing into the Misfits' world and is even bigger bolder and brasher than the last!
DVD Verdict: Full of only seven (7) episodes, this new season of a show that is into its fifth season in the UK as we speak, continues from the very last episode of the first season without taking a breath. Indeed, the first season ended with Alisha, Simon, Nathan, Kelly and Curtis still on community service and still trying to adapt to their new lives - and "talents." But what's new is the mysterious masked figure watching over them from afar who seems to always know when to spring into action to save them.
The general plot for season two is that they constantly try to find out who this person is, whilst love blossoms between them all, and yet as things progress it is obvious that as the clues come together that the true identity of their new stalker is going to be huge! And it also soon becomes apparent that the masked man harbors a secret that could change their world forever!
As a whole, the characters feel so real. They're gritty, they're flawed, they're people that grate on you until you realize that you love them, and that you notice when they're gone. They're multifaceted and true to each other. The music is amazing, the writing is humorous and dark in all the right ways, and the show keeps you wanting more. The seasons are short, but the episodes are long, and you truly get invested in each one of them.
Which is a shame, as come the end of this season, some will live, some will die and some will just walk away! As for the seventh episode, well, it is a brilliant Christmas one-off and just turns the whole of the second season on its head ... and redefines the path to be taken for the third season in an instant! This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.33:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.