“A high-concept marriage between Skins and Heroes.” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.


Misfits, E4

“This is a high-concept marriage between Skins and Heroes… Saltzy British street humour with whizz-bang special effects.”
Tim Teeman, The Times

“Asbo kids with superpowers: Misfits is even sillier than it sounds, but weirdly brilliant.”
Tim Dowling, The Guardian

The Restaurant, BBC2

“It’s becoming a roiling, delicious stew.”
Tim Teeman, The Times

“Hooked is how I remain on a reality show that serves up new types of pleasures as the challenge progresses.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

Wonderland: Seven Pups for Seven People, BBC2

“Dropped its mocking gait for a clever and downbeat examination of the destinies of a little of Staffordshire bull terrier pups.”
Tim Teeman, The Times

“It managed to be wholly sympathetic without being any less alarming.”
Tim Dowling, The Guardian

“In the end we didn’t get to watch the dogs as they drew up in their various environments. They didn’t act as a vehicle for some broader social narrative… Let’s hope next week’s offering is better.”
Alice-Azania Jones, The Independent

Octomum: Me and My 14 Kids

“A tacky, confusing jigsaw [that] got lost in all the Octomum bluster, meaning that Suleman remained an unknowable figure.”
The Times, Tim Teeman

River Monsters, ITV1

“When first aired in American, it was Animal Planet’s most watched programme. Personally, I can’t see why. Jeremy is basically the Bear Grylls of fish: provocative, risk-taking, and really, really irritating.”
Alice-Azania Jones, The Independent