Thank you all for yesterday’s comments on K is for (The) Kingkiller Chronicle. I continue the A-Z today with;
L is for Lost Girl
I started watching Lost Girl towards the end of 2010, when season two was breaking for Christmas, on the recommendation of my father-in-law.
Lost Girl is a supernatural crime drama that follows the life of a succubus named Bo, as she learns to control her abilities, helps those in need, and discovers the truth about her origins. Joining Bo are her human BFF and sidekick Kenzi, Werewolf Cop Dyson, Lauren - a human doctor and scientist who works for the Light Fae, Trick - the owner and bartender of the only Fae pub in town, The Dal Riata, which is neutral ground where Dark and Light Fae can freely go, and Hale, a siren who is Dyson's colleague and another Fae undercover agent in the police force.
The show follows the format seen in “Buffy” with a ‘monster of the week’ and Bo and Kenzi solving a case, usually with the help of one of the above mentioned characters. While at the same time, there’s an over-riding theme and main antagonist for the whole season.
Mixed in with the supernatural crime-fighting drama is an element of romance. As a succubus, Bo needs to feed on sexual energy, and it can actually help her heal. She’s a bisexual, and has romantic interactions with both Dyson and Lauren.
Bo is unique in that she’s an unaligned Fae – neither with the light or dark – and both sides vie for her service. Bo sometimes learns that not all dark Fae are bad, while the light sometimes act in questionable ways.
The monsters of the week draw from popular mythology, and have featured such creatures as Kitsunes, The Slender Man, Werewolves, Vampires, Nymphs and Witches. The show puts its own unique spin on the creatures, like the concept that The Slender Man is just an alternative name for the Pied Piper.
For me, the show really shines with Bo’s human BBF Kenzi. In a world of people and
Tomorrow is the season three finale, and I’m very much looking forwards to it. In the last episode, there’s been a few game changing events, so I can’t wait to see how they’re resolved, and what’s set up for season four!
Check back on Monday 15th for M is for Morgana le Fay, and if you're interested please check out my writing blog's A-Z of Prenatural Entities latest entry L is for Lich.