Lost Girl: Season 05, Episode 16, “Rise”

Two quick things before I get into the review.  Next week I plan to do a whole series overview and closing thoughts / episode ranking, of sorts. This is by far the longest show I’ve covered, and I’ve written much in depth about it, so I want to put my thoughts about it as a whole … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 05, Episode 15, “Let Them Burn”

The ‘previously on’ before this episode sums up everything that went down last week, which was mainly . . . well, not much, plot-wise. Much of the gang gathered at the clubhouse to process All Of The Feels, come to terms with the fact Trick was dead, and get Bo out of a coma that the … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 05, Episode 14, “Follow the Yellow Trick Road”

Lost Girl has nodded to The Wizard of Oz before, and “Follow the Yellow Trick Road” opens seemingly in the middle of it. The ending of last episode [as the ‘previously on’ reminds us] suggests this cold open is a switch to Bo’s internal POV; ie, her dream, hallucination, or however you interpret The Wizard of Oz. … Continue reading

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

#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

#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

#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

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

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 4, Episode 13, “Dark Horse”

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 11, End of a Line

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