Review: Lost Girl Series 1 on DVD
It’s taken a while to get here, but Season 1 of the Canadian supernatural show Lost Girl is finally getting it’s DVD release in the UK on Monday the 25th of February 2013.
Lost Girl follows supernatural seductress Bo (Anna Silk: Being Erica; Billable Hours), a Succubus who feeds on the sexual energy (sometimes called ‘chi’) of humans. Growing up with human parents, Bo had no reason to believe she was anything other than the girl next door – until she drained her boyfriend to death in their first sexual encounter. Now she has hit the road alone and afraid. She discovers she is one of the Fae, creatures of legend and folklore, who pass as humans while feeding off them secretly and in different ways, as they have for millennia. Relieved yet horrified to find out that she is not alone, Bo decides to take the middle path between the humans and the Fae while embarking on a personal mission to unlock the secrets of her origin.
With the help of her human sidekick, Kenzi (Ksenia Solo: Life Unexpected; Renegadepress.com), and Dyson (Chris Martin lookalike – Kris Holden-Ried: Ben Hur, The Bridge; The Tudors), a sexy Fae working as a human police detective, Bo takes on a challenge every week helping a Fae or human client who comes to her to solve a mystery, or to right a wrong. As the series progresses, Bo finds herself in a love triangle with Dyson and the beautiful human scientist, Lauren (Zoie Palmer: The Guard; Instant Star) who works for the Fae.
With all the vampire and zombie tv shows and movies kicking around right now, it’s nice to see some other elements of the supernatural cohort get a look in. Lost Girl is a rather lighter show than a lot of it’s angsty counterparts (Walking Dead, TVD etc…), more in the tone of show’s like Warehouse 13 or Being Human, but it’s no less entertaining.
The banter between Bo and Kenzi is wonderfully written and, as are the snarky one liner’s the girls throw at anyone that rubs them up the wrong way. Anna Silk holds the central role perfectly, with some great support from the ensemble cast. As the show goes on (it’s now in it’s 3rd season), you get to see all the characters fleshed out, but with Silk’s Bo always being the centre around the rest of the show turns. It’s very reminiscent of Buffy in that respect.
Lsot Girl is a sexy (hey, it is about a Succubus!), fun show, with a solid cast. If you’re sick of over-angsty vampires, why not give Lost Girl a try.