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 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

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

#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

#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

#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