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Apr 062016

When it comes to TV shows about cool heroines fighting different evil creatures based on folklore, I usually think of Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Charmed. Keeping with that style of adventure, aside from Supernatural, is Lost Girl (2010-2016).

The heroine in this show is Bo (Anna Silk). She’s a succubus with the power to absorb the life force from others through their mouths. If Bo is ever hurt badly, she can heal by sexual intercourse. She can also charm others just by touching them. One thing I admire about Bo’s powers is that she knows how to use them responsibly and never uses them selfishly.

Bo then discovers that she is part of a community of magical beings that live apart from humans called Fae. However, light and dark sides divide the Fae, which doesn’t necessarily mean good and evil. When Bo is faced to choose a side, she chooses neither, which is an ongoing issue throughout the series. With her great deeds Bo has saved people, humans and Fae alike, but she will always be known to the Fae community as the unaligned succubus.

Of course, Bo doesn’t fight evil alone. She has allies helping her out. Like her best friend Kenzi (Ksenia Solo), who is a pickpocket and provides Bo an opportunity to use her skills to be a private investigator in order to pay the bills. Kenzi is human, which means she has no powers of her own. However, she is great at going undercover and is very witty, which I find likable. It’s just unfortunate that Kenzi isn’t involved in every adventure Bo has.

There’s also policemen that are Fae, Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) a shape shifting wolf and Hale (K.C. Collins) a siren. Their detective skills are used to help Bo find the evil Fae and then erase the damage so nothing is revealed to the human race.

When the team is not on a task, they usually hang out at a Fae pub called the Dal Riata. Running the place is a powerful Fae named Trick (Rick Howland). He’s very knowledgeable about the many types of Fae and has other titles like the Blood King which gives the team an edge, despite that Trick hardly ever goes to battle himself.

Sometimes a task requires the aid of a doctor and what better doctor for the Fae to have than Dr. Lauren Lewis (Zoie Palmer). Like Kenzi, Lauren is human and a very useful ally. She even helped Bo learn to control her powers more efficiently.

In later seasons, a new ally joins the team, Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten). She’s a Valkyrie that’s strong-minded and becomes Dyson’s new partner on the police force. Tamsin may come off mean, but she eventually warms up.

Many villains get destroyed but some are actually reoccurring. One such villain is the Morrigan (Emmanuelle Vaugier). This ruthless Fae runs a talent agency to get her hands on young musicians and artists to feed off their talents and life force. How low can one get?

A real interesting reoccurring villain is Vex (Paul Amos). On top of having the ability to control people’s bodies with a wave of his hand, Vex has quite a sense of humor to go with it. That makes things interesting when he eventually becomes an ally.

This was an interesting series. Though I should point out that it tends to revolve around secrets as Bo gradually tries to understand who she is and where she came from as the series progresses. Must she be kept in the dark?