'Misfits: Season Three'
(Lauren Socha, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Antonia Thomas, Iwan Rheon, et al / 3-Disc DVD / NR / 2013 / BBC Home Video)
Overview: When we left the Infamous Five, our Misfits were locked in a tense trade-off of powers with super-dealer Seth. But have any of them ended up with a power approaching something at least halfway useful?
DVD Verdict: In truth, and although there is a fourth season of this show that's already been screened, 'MisFits' ended here at season three for most people. This season is the one where people died, original cast members went their own way, a new guy came in and began to run the show, and the major plot line from season one to now was revealed.
In an ever-evolving manner, all the kids have new superpowers or are more adept at using the one's from last season. Perhaps the season's biggest changes are in store for Kelly (Lauren Socha) and Curtis (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett). Curtis finds himself with a female alter ego, leading to some very uncomfortable moments! And Kelly is now a rocket scientist. It allows her to be almost an entirely new character (and her dialect becomes easier to understand) with a hot and heavy romantic interest.
The evolution of Kelly, in fact, was one of the most successful aspects of the season for me. A self-contained episode about time travel and a very different occupied Britain (let's just say the outcome of WWII was a bit different) is gutsy and unique. Rudy, the new kid on the block, provides plenty of laughs as a lothario who will bed just about anything. But there's a twist, he also has a more sensitive double that can materialize. It's twice the Rudy for your money!
Simon (Iwan Rheon) still provides the show's biggest heart and most dramatic moments, his relationship with Alisha (Antonia Thomas) has real resonance. The expansion of Seth's (Matthew McNulty) role really enhanced this season as well. A power broker, he shows a few more sides and his romance with Kelly is developed with surprising results. Season Three consists of eight episodes. So, if you love 'MisFits - Season Three' once watched, but somehow missed the other seasons, get on them right now! I promise you, it's worth your time spent! Oh yeah, and the masked biker is revealed - oh my goodness, are they revealed!! These are all Widescreen Presentations (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and come with the Special Features of:
Behind the Scenes
Erazer & Vegas Webisodes
Visual Effects Featurette
On Set with the Misfits