Lost Girl – 1.01 –It's a Fae, Fae, Fae, Fae World – A to Z Challenge – Day 12
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
Today, I’m writing about the pilot of Lost Girl. This episode falls firmly into the category of ‘Firsts’.
A majority of the shows that I’m obsessed with fall into the Sci-Fi & Fantasy genre and it more often than not has a strong female lead. Lost Girl is such a show that falls into my wheelhouse. But not just because it’s a Sci-Fi/Fantasy show with a strong female lead (and not to mention 3 out of the five main characters are women as well). I LOVE the mythology of fairies. Another reason I gave the show a shot was my friend told me, Emmanuelle Vaugier, who has been one of my lady crushes since forever was in the pilot. So, it was pretty much inevitable that I would check this show eventually.
I am a casual viewer of this show. Currently, the show has four completed seasons and right now, I’m only at the half marker of season 2. I’m trying to get all caught up for the season 5 premiere that will be occurring in the fall of 2014. I like the show well enough but it’s not amazing enough to be put on my weekly TV viewing schedule. But it could possibly get there because with every episode I watch I find more things to love and fewer things to complain about.
About the Show
Seasons: 4| No. of Episodes: 61|Premiere Date: 09/12/2010| End Date: N/A|Status: On-Air
Genre(s): Mystery-Crime, Supernatural drama
Story in a nutshell: Lost Girl is about the life of a bisexual succubus named Bo, as she learns to control her supernatural abilities, help those in need, and discover the truth about her origins.
Best Reason to Watch the Show: This show explores the world of the fae. The fairy realms have an interesting mythology and it’s not done to death like vampires and werewolves.
The Best Thing about This Show: It is has a bisexual female lead character and it’s handled in a very matter of fact kind of way.
Episode Summary: Bo is a young woman who has been living on the run for years, trying to figure out why she kills people (both men and women) when she kisses them. After leaving someone she kills out in the open, she is contacted by a group called The Fae. She discovers who and what she is, and is told to join one of two tribes, either the Light or the Dark. She refuses and chooses the side of humanity instead.
Character of the Night
Best Character Interactions
• Bo & Kenzie
• Bo & Dyson
Most Memorable Moment
• Kenzie asks Bo if she is a vampire.
• •Bo: Kids at their camera phones.
• Dyson helps Bo prepare for her test.
That Awkward Moment Award
• That awkward moment when Lost Girl channeled its inner True Blood by having Bo utter, ‘She is mine! (in regards to Kenzie)’
• The first thing we learn about Kenzie is that she is a pickpocket/thief at best and more likely a grifter at worst.
• Kenzie drinks all of the spiked drink in pretty much one gulp and blows the guy who bought it off.
• Kenzie films Bo draining the guys life force with her camera phone.
Notable & Quotable
• Kenzie: This is so going to be viral (as she films Bo sucking the creepy dude's life force from him).
• Bo: It was nice while it lasted.
• Bo: It would have dropped you off at home but none of these wallets appear to be yours.
• Bo intercepts the creepy guy who spiked Kenzie's drink in the elevator and sucks the life force out of him thus saving Kenzie.
• Bo and Lauren meet for the first time (and sparks fly).
• Dyson drops off Bo and Kenzie and offers his assistance ANYTIME.
• The show looks cheap & cheesy (I here production value gets better around season 3)
• The wardrobe is awful
• The hairstyles are laughable
• The acting was a bit stiff
Favorite Main Character
Least Favorite Main Character
Favorite Side Character
• Evony Fleurette Marquise: The Morrígan
Least Favorite Side Character
• Clé Bennett
Fun Fact: As a promotional prequel to the show's premiere on September 12, 2010, Showcase released a six-chapter series of interactive motion comics, Lost Girl: The Interactive Motion Comic, on its Lost Girl website.
Tasty Tidbit: To promote the show's United States premiere on Syfy in January 2012, a limited edition comic book, Lost Girl: Prologue, was distributed during the Lost Girl panel on July 22, 2011, at San Diego Comic-Con 2011
Side Note: A series of four webisodes streamed on the Showcase website were created as a promotional lead-in to the premiere of Season Four in Canada, with the first installment released on October 13, 2013
If you are interest in finding more shows like Lost Girl then I recommend you watch one, some or all of the following shows: Buffy, Haven, and/or Orphan Black.
Up Next: If you are an avid ‘Who’s The Boss’ fan like I am, then be sure to come back tomorrow to read my take on the 21st century’s version, Melissa & Joey.
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