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2.0 out of 5 stars homophobe friendly !, 20 Oct. 2012
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This review is from: Misfits - Series 1-3 [DVD] (DVD)
The series display some originality. The heroes are young offenders, they have powers without being superheroes, the series make fun of religious people and probation workers. Overall it is entertaining, and I laughed many times.

But the characters never say anything interesting, and they do not share anything but the very moments they spend together, there is no deep complicity, no true friendship. In fact there was only one true friendship, between Simon and the comics' guy (I can't remember his name), but Simon kills him to defend a girl we don't even know why he loves her (they never shared anything but sex).

In this respect, if you want to watch a lot of strokes, kisses and sex, but you do not want to see gays you will be very pleased with this series. There are a lot of couples holding hands, dancing, kissing, or having sex ; but there is not a single second for two guys' affection. Knowing that so many gays suffer from being rejected (the youth in particular, who are five times more likely to commit suicide than young heterosexuals), this choice from the producers is disgusting to say the least. Apparently, only a few people complain about it (noone here) so it seems that the producers decided to please these "new" homophobes - those who are so closed minded they like worlds rid of gays, while believing they are not homophobes -, and they are plenty (I realise these people will find my review unpleasant, and I am curious to see how many they are, so don't hesitate to prove my point if you wish, I will survive).
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Initial post: 25 Oct 2012 17:48:04 BDT
REALLY?

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Oct 2012 22:15:28 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 Oct 2012 22:16:26 BDT
Manu says:
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Posted on 1 Nov 2012 20:05:25 GMT
Mandy says:
You obviously havn't seen series 3. Episode 2 contains a lesbian scene between two characters (granted one of them was a man who can change his gender) and a lesbian relationship that crumbles. Or because if it doesn't have a gay relationship, then the show is homophobic. Homosexuals can be both males and females.

Posted on 3 Nov 2012 00:16:53 GMT
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Posted on 3 Nov 2012 17:29:03 GMT
Joseph Langy says:
Not only is there a lesbian relationship (not a traditional one, but it is still there) but there is a gay kiss between Simon and Nathan. The word homophobic means that a person hates homosexuals that they will insult them with verbal abuse or physically attack them. Seeing as this show includes none of that, then what your saying is utter rubbish. Simon and Alisha share a lot more than sex, they both see each other die in their arms and they both help each other become happier people who like being who they are now. Please, if you are going to review something, actually WATCH the programme, and actually understand what the word homophobic means before you throw it about.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Nov 2012 09:47:01 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 4 Nov 2012 12:00:12 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Nov 2012 12:05:42 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 4 Nov 2012 21:07:05 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Nov 2012 23:04:09 GMT
Joseph Langy says:
Oh, no need to thank us. It's not like people can't just go about claiming stuff without proof. I highly doubt that if a programme doesn't include a gay couple (which it does) then homosexuals will commit suicide. The reason that Simon rejects Nathan is because he has insulted him and called him names ever since they first met, and Simon is not gay. Also, Curtis may be really a boy, but the girl he was having sex with didn't know that. Not at one point in the show do they insult homosexuals, they just tease each other about the possibility of them being gay. That is not being homophobic! None of the main characters in the show are gay, so it would seem totally irrational to include two characters randomly on the side just to prove to people like you that the show isn't homophobic. Why don't you go and review the Teletubbies and complain about the lack of homosexual scenes there are? This programme is still an on-going show. There still might be a gay relation to come, maybe with the new guy Finn, or maybe the new girl Jess. You've made it sound like if the show includes mainly straight people then they HAVE to be homophobic. The show isn't homophobic. It just isn't, so stop making it sound like it is. It puts people off from buying what I think is one of the best programmes I've ever seen.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2012 01:31:30 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Nov 2012 04:11:49 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2012 09:01:44 GMT
Mr. Smith says:
lol, just go live your life, don't read too deeply into it.
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