Lost Girl: Season 4, Episode 06, Of All The Gin Joints

Exactly how linked to the Dawning it was I don’t know, but Lost Girl made an interesting move about halfway through last season. The show is taking their central figure and slowly making her more and more unsympathetic. Bo has gone from being a lost soul taken advantage of but standing up for herself and … 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 15, Table for Fae

You know the drill. Possible spoilers through 03.13. All reviews here. Pay attention in this opening scene, because three things – ranging in subtlety from ‘fairly’ to ‘not even a little bit’ – happen which will have bearing on the closing scene. And yes, the above picture is one of them. Bo and Kenzi get excited … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 2, Episode 06, It’s Better to Burn Out Than Fae Away

You know the drill. Possible spoilers through 03.13. All reviews here. Some courtship rituals are obvious: you take someone for Italian and a movie; you pick someone up for a street fair and have brought a box of fine chocolates and a book of middling poetry; you serenade someone with a boombox outside their window. Some … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 01, Episode 11, Faetal Justice

Possible spoilers through 03.13. All reviews here. The episode opens in Vex’s bar with so much testosterone, it’s almost tangible. Threats, pushing, literal growling. Dyson snarls, thanks Vex sarcastically for the drink, and leaves. Jump to an ominous shot by the light of a flickering streetlamp outside the clubhouse. Turns out it’s not just predicting Dyson’s … Continue reading

Lost Girl: Season 3, Episode 12, Hail, Hale

Last week I talked about how the episode raised more issues than the show could fully address, and how I was OK with that; it doesn’t have to deeply psychoanalyze the harmful effects of children absorbing gender stereotypes from their parents, it can introduce it as a well-turned joke and move on.  This episode, though, … Continue reading