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Lost Girl: Season 05, Episode 12, “Judgement Fae”

Well, THAT was an utter disaster. Actually, not utter. The acting not only rose above the content, but was possibly some of the best work this series has seen, especially when you consider how many hoops were jumped through and sharks over. This episode is a mess of coincidences, arbitrary ‘tasks,’ impulsive moves, anticlimactic scenes, … Continue reading

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Lost Girl: Season 05, Episode 11, “Sweet Valkyrie High”

Somewhere in the fourth season, Lost Girl lost its way. It wandered a little in the third, but the fourth is where the focus on relationships, the offbeat blend of classical lore with modern family and struggles, get fully lost in the push to make long arcing plots convoluted and mysterious. It’s also where we lost … Continue reading

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Lost Girl: Season 05, Episode 10, “Like Father, Like Daughter”

Lost Girl often takes advantage of the ability to make a narrative switch at an episode break, as they do here. Sometimes TV shows use the episode break as a cheap way to put off answering the audiences’ questions and prolong the tensions, but here it also allows us to see how the characters themselves aren’t sure what happened. Over the … Continue reading

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Lost Girl: Season 5, Episode 9, 44 Minutes to Save the World

I always feel a bit shallow when my complaint about a show is “needs more sex scenes.” But I also feel that of all shows, Lost Girl – about someone who literally needs it to live, and is hot, and is surrounded by many many other hot characters and extras of multiple presentations and orientations – gives … Continue reading

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#LostGirl: Season 05, Episode 08, End of Faes

If my last few reviews have sounded like I’m suggesting a bunch of theories and am wholly unsure what’s going to stick; well, yeah. Especially since the end of Season 3, there’s no true predicting where the show could be going, because it could be anywhere. Commenting on one episode’s symbolism and metaphors and what characters … Continue reading

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#LostGirl: Season 05, Episode 07, Here Comes the Night

Last week’s episode operated on a slightly larger scale than usual, and this episode opens with one of the biggest set pieces they’ve done. Destroyed cars, more extras, smoke machines, all that sort of thing. They darken the screen and color it green to get across the ‘storm’ idea and bring about the feel of DOOOOOOOOM, … Continue reading

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#LostGirl: Season 05 Episode 06, Clear Eyes Fae Hearts

Lost Girl doesn’t do Epic. No battles across sprawling fields, no cities exploding, no grand sweeping camera movements. Lost Girl lives in the smaller moments, the interpersonal connections, the plots where nobody leaves the room but a body swap forces feelings into the open. That’s not a knock: have a niche, make it work for you. … Continue reading

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#LostGirl: Season 05, Episode 05, It’s Your Lucky Fae

Sometimes, a cut is just a cut. And sometimes, it’s something more. The opening scene ends with the camera on Bo’s card, reading “Love Daddy.” The cut to the next scene lands us on a man saying he ‘up and left’ and is reclaiming ‘who I used to be’, both of which could be Hades-esque. … Continue reading

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#LostGirl: Season 05, Episode 04, When God Opens a Window

Two weeks ago I somewhat snarkily made the twitter tagline for my review ‘now with more incest!’ I apparently spoke way too soon. This week we get even MORE incest! Two events, actually; Lauren’s explanation makes it pretty clear the brother/sister parasites operate by being attracted to each other, and Bo has sex with Dyson’s son. No. … Continue reading

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#LostGirl: Season 05, Episode 03, Big in Japan

This episode has a plot as sort of a necessity, since that’s what episodes of television do. But mostly, it is concerned with character, theme, and arc housekeeping. In that order. Of course, it also manages to sneak in double entendres, starting right off the bat with an obvious rollers-as-phallic-substitutes bit. (Some thoughts on the … Continue reading


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