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 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 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

#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

Lost Girl: Season 2, Episode 21, “Into the Dark”

You know the drill. Possible spoilers through 03.13. All reviews here. In talking about the ways in which “Lachlan’s Gambit” didn’t work, I also touched on the ways and reasons this episode worked. Focus on interpersonal issues, characters interacting, avoiding the Big Showdown Scenes which in which budget couldn’t deliver on hype: it does everything we … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 2, Episode 17, The Girl Who Fae’d With Fire

You know the drill. Possible spoilers through 03.13. All reviews here. One of Lost Girl‘s running sight gags is Bo pulling her knife on guys. Specifically Lachlan, when he’s waving his Ashhood about. This episode starts with two girls crossing swords, and almost stabbing an alarmed Nate with one. It’s more about their bluster and Kenzi’s … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 01, Episode 07, “ArachnoFaebia”

Editor’s note: You know the drill. Possible spoilers through 03.13. All reviews here. Often we don’t give network episodic TV enough credit for the subtle foreshadowing and story arcs it does. Possibly this is because most of the time it’s not subtle, we’re introduced to a conflict on one scene, it comes to a head in the … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 3, Episode 10, Deliquents

Many TV shows are campy. Many are serious. Some attempt one thing, but are the other (it’s possible I got through Season 1 of Hou$e of Lies because I was never aware it was supposed to be a comedy). Walking the line of both is a tricky thing, but Lost Girl‘s premise almost demands it. … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 3, Episode 5, Faes Wide Shut

First things first: the episode has too much going on, on too few sets (more on this later). Too much mystery, too many plotlines; which may be a side-effect of the writers coming off an extended season into another shorter one. There are essentially four investigations going: Bo/Lauren/Kenzi into the goop death, Dyson/Tamsin into the goop … Continue reading