Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Lost Girl (M.A. Lovretta, 2010) #LostGirl

I am not a big television watcher. The wife has lots of shows she enjoys, so generally has control of the remote. When something comes along that we both like, well, it must be watched. Lost Girl is such a show.

In Canada Lost Girl is on its second season, but just started four weeks ago on the Sci-Fi Channel (yes, I still refuse to use their new name). It is the story of Bo (Anna Silk, Ghost Whisperer, Mutant X), a succubus who did not know she was a fey (succubi are fey here rather than demons). She runs afoul of the two major fey factions and is told to choose a side. Instead she decides to go it alone, but still needs guidance. Her main source is a werewolf named Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Underworld: Awakening, The Tudors), who looks like a skinny hipster but when he appeared shirtless I heard a definite squeal from the other side of the couch. She is also partnered with a human, Kenzi (Ksenia Solo, Black Swan, Locke & Key) who decides they need to do what anyone with special powers does: help people. For a fee, of course.

The good guy portion of the cast.
Deep down the show is very much like Charmed or Ghost Whisperer, and I don't mean that in a bad way. There is some excitement, some hotness, ghosts and monsters... a winning formula in my book. The first two episodes were a bit flat for me, but they were largely exposition. Who are these people, what is going on? Episode 3, "Oh Kappa, My Kappa" gets more to the point. A girl from college goes missing. Her mother hires Bo and Kenzi to investigate. Bo poses as a security guard, and Kenzi as a sorority pledge. Hillarity and danger ensue.

Dyson recharging Bo's batteries. Yes, that is really what is going on.
There is plenty of hotness for everyone's taste. As a succubus, Bo has the ability to charm people to get what she wants. That charm power usually manifests as sexual desire, and she does not sexually discriminate in its use.

Zoie Palmer (Lauren), Anna Silk (Bo), and Kris Holden-Ried (Dyson)
Personally, I think it is a fun show. Sexy and exciting. Ksenia Solo is a blast, providing the bulk of the humor, and Anna Silk is sexy but also looks like a bad ass. The show is cheesy at times to be sure, but at least it ain't reality tv.


Timothy S. Brannan said...

I love a good succubus story, so I am checking to see when it is on locally.

Darius Whiteplume said...

It is a decent show. A bit cheesy, being part soap opera. I think it is on Sci-Fi Mondays at 10.

Anonymous said...

love this show
and i am in love with Ksenia Solo
she makes the show

Darius Whiteplume said...

Ksenia is quite often the best part. Agreed :-)

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