#LostGirl: Season 05, Episode 02, “Like Hell pt 2″

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Cold open to a grave. Shooting in a coffin doesn’t exactly allow for a lot of options, but the way the camera travels down Kenzi’s body is definitely reminiscent of the camera traveling down Bo’s naked-but-draped-in-a-sheet body from S1, the image which was used behind the opening credits for the first four seasons. Twice in … Continue reading

#LostGirl: Season 5, Episode 01, “Like Hell”

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After spending the better part of several episodes at the start of last season searching for Bo, it’s really fantastic to see her face first thing (backgrounded by green screen though it is). She’s baaaaaaaaaack. In medias res with a vengeance. Still, we’re not left hanging for long. Right up front we get some cues on what’s … Continue reading

Lost Girl Season 5: a Mehlsbells Wish List

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Last pre-season I wrote a post which ended up with a couple hits, a couple misses, and some rather off-the-wall projections which somehow didn’t even come close to the insanity which was Rainer and the Sleeping Bullet Train of Yellow Doom. So. This being Lost Girl‘s last season, and it being practically impossible to tell … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 4 Redux

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I was going to write a more thorough breakdown, but then I was invited to talk to Drinks at the Dal in their season overview podcast (which you can watch live this Sunday and/or listen to later). We’re going to talk about structure and pacing and motifs and color and character arcs and all those sorts … Continue reading

The Moral Off-Center: how the sidekicks of #OrphanBlack and #LostGirl are so much more.

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While it might not be obvious at first blush, Orphan Black and Lost Girl have a significant Venn diagram intersection. Even beyond the initial “made in Canada” or “female lead in a SF/F show” or “obsessive tumblr fandom” comparisons, both shows examine—among other things—non-traditional family structures and the inherent difficulty involved in meeting everyone’s emotional needs. … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 4, Episode 13, “Dark Horse”

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If Lorne’s bar were operating in LA right now, there would be literally millions of hits on shitty YouTube phone videos of demons singing, hundreds of people would have their profile pictures of themselves with their arms around Lorne and a goofy smile on their faces, it would be one of the ‘Top Ten Places … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 4, Episode 12, Origin

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Lost Girl has finally snapped my mind like a twig. I have no words. Which of course means I will continue to ramble for several thousand words. Thanks for coming along for the ride. Air sickness bags are in the back of the seat in front of you, just in case. Let’s start with the … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 4, Episode 11, End of a Line

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My Shakespeare professor always said Romeo and Juliet was a story about how poor communication kills romance and people. And what we’ve got here is failure to communicate. Hale never told Kenzi what that pesky little twig did. Kenzi never told Hale she kyped it. Hale never told Kenzi about his ear bleeding. Bo never … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 4, Episode 10, Waves

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Open with one ‘surprise’ opening scene and one fake-out, all before the credits roll. Ah, the credits, where Bo and Kenzi are still the Dynamic Duo to end them all. One day they will be reunited. As with almost every episode this season, at least one cast member is missing; in this case, Tamsin, Hale, … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 4, Episode 09, “Destiny’s Child”

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Welcome to a special post-swap edition of Lost Girl! This week’s review is written by Mike over at NoWhiteNoise, and my review will be appearing there [link to follow]. You can follow Mike on Twitter at @michaelcollado and/or @nowhitenoise! Feel free to comment either place, and be sure and check out Mike’s other reviews.

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