by Jesus Ibarra
SyFy finally gets back to its science fiction and fantasy roots by importing this kick-ass series from Canada about a succubus named Bo.
I had the privilege of catching Lost Girl before it started its first season run here in the U.S. in January, and I fell in love. If you are tired of zombies, werewolves, and vampires in your TV shows, well here comes a succubus. That’s what first got me interested in the show. It’s fearlessness in exploring what it means to be a succubus and it’s what kept me hooked.
I personally find the various mythology surrounding succubae incredibly interesting, but the gist is that they feed on life energy through sex, and pretty much things that involve sex. Don’t get the wrong idea; although this is a cable show, they don’t have True Blood level of nudity but the show does have a lot of implied sex scenes, that are sometimes better than the brazen sex on True Blood.
The show centers on Bo (played by the incredibly talented and scorching hot actress Anna Silk) who just learns she is a succubus and is part of the Fae. The word “fae” is a catch all term for the various monsters in the Lost Girl world that mainly gets its mythology from Irish Celtic mythos. Having chosen to remain unaligned between the light and dark factions of the fae, she, along with her spitfire human sidekick Kenzi, (played by the awesome Ksenia Solo) becomes a private investigator.
The show is incredibly entertaining and it isn’t like most supernatural shows where the world is in danger. Although the characters do face danger, it gives them a little levity to leave the drama to come out of the relationships between the core characters. After a sort of bloated pilot, the show gets incredibly good. The one-liners and “lost girl speak,” reminiscent of Buffy speak, is so entertaining.
With season one ending last week and season two just starting, there is no reason not to catch up on this insanely fun, witty, sexy, and kickass show. Lost Girl airs Mondays on SyFy at 10 p.m. Learn more on the show website.