A few weeks ago SyFy premiered their newest series; a Canadian import called Lost Girl. If I recall correctly the show will be headed into its third season up north, but we’re lucky enough to start at the beginning with the first season. I saw the previews and read up on the premise of the show and thought it was an interesting albeit risky undertaking for a network like SyFy.
The show centers on Bo (Anna Silk), a succubus who feeds off of the energy of other humans (mainly during sexual encounters) and those encounters have left a trail of bodies in her wake. After being on the run for 10 years not knowing what or who exactly she is, she’s introduced to a society composed of other various supernatural beings known as Fae. The Fae have a Dark side and a Light side and after being told that she has to choose a side, Bo rebels and refuses. Now she fights for the humans with the help of her human sidekick Kenzie (Ksenia Solo) and Light Fae cop/sometimes love interest, Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) while also trying to find the truth about her past.
The first three episodes have aired and after the first one, I thought “OK, this could be a show that I follow. I’ll give it a couple more weeks before I decide.” After the second episode I leaned more toward the “keep watching” side and less toward the “delete it off the schedule” side. After watching this past week’s episode, I can pin point the exact moment where I realized I was kind of hooked and knew this would be a show that I wouldn’t willingly give up.
If you haven’t seen the third episode, then you may want to stop right here because this will be a little spoiler-y.
Still with me? OK. This past week Bo was asked by a mother of a missing college student to help find her daughter because the police told her the girl hadn’t been gone long enough to declare her officially missing. Kenzie had set up a little private investigation service for the paranormal and this mother is their first client. Bo goes undercover as campus security and Kenzie goes undercover as a sorority pledge in the same house that the missing girl was pledging at hoping to find clues to her disappearance.
The side story is all about Bo and Dyson’s relationship. She’s falling for him and he’s falling for her, but due to Fae rules and regs he has to put an end to it before it even really gets started. It’s a damn shame too because Anna Silk and Kris Holden-Ried have seriously explosive chemistry. Anyway, I figured it was coming, but right before Dyson said the words to Bo, I actually said out loud: “Dyson, don’t be a dick.” It was that moment I realized I’m not giving up on this show. You see, I NEVER talk out loud to any show. I’ll talk about shows to Roomie if it’s something we’re watching together. But I never, ever talk directly to the show itself.
Come to think of it, I rarely have a hearty laugh at television programs in general. I’ll giggle here and there but something really has to hit a nerve to get at HA HA HA out of me. Normally that only happens when I watch Graham Norton. But this episode of Lost Girl also elicited the HA HA HA out of me. It came with Kenzie’s use of the term “holy shit-balls”. I have to hand it to SyFy with this one. This isn’t a network known for the risqué nature of their shows, nor questionable, salty dialogue. SyFy is normally a little more vanilla than spicy and they by no means push the boundaries of the censors. It’s SyFy, not F/X. Those two instances made me realize that yes, I’m hooked.
So, well-played Lost Girl. You snookered me and I didn’t even realize it until I became that crazy gal who talks to the TV as if the characters to could hear her. And well-played to SyFy for taking a chance and not censoring what could be considered by some to be foul and inappropriate language. I do love it when networks don’t play by the rules. I tip my hat to you both.
All that aside, what will really keep me coming back is an interesting premise and a cast of colorful characters that keep the show fresh. Since this show has been around for a couple of season, it would be easy to just read about what happens, but why ruin the fun. I’d rather see it all unfold the way it’s meant to. Plus, with a cast that looks like this one, it’s just easy to stare at all of them. Especially coughcough-Holden-Ried-coughcough. I’m just sayin’……
So check out Lost Girl on SyFy, Monday nights at 10pm PST.Tags: Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Ksenia Solo, Lost Girl, SyFy