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Bo is a gorgeous renegade. An irresistible beauty. And a deadly succubus. For years, she had no idea what she was or why every new lover died in the throes of passion. She fled one corpse after another until a chance encounter with the puckish thief Kenzi exposed Bo s existence to the Fae. This ancient society of supernatural beings exists outside the realm of mere mortals. Within their world, there are only two sides: Light and Dark. Each member of the Fae must choose who they will serve. But not Bo. Driven to discover who she really is, Bo vows to live on her own terms even if it means existing in the abyss between darkness and light. With the help of the mischievous, but loyal, Kenzi, the handsome shapeshifter Dyson, and the beautiful human scientist Lauren, Bo will use her powers of seduction to unravel the riddle of her mysterious past.
- Uncut - featuring footage not seen on SYFY
- 30 minutes of extras including cast and crew interviews and some behind the scenes footage
- Episodes may be watched in English subtitles for the hearing impaired
- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- MPAA rating : NR (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 0.7 x 7.5 x 5.4 inches; 4.58 Ounces
- Item model number : 26515050
- Director : Steve DiMarco, John Fawcett, Robert Lieberman, Paul Fox
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Widescreen, Subtitled, Surround Sound
- Run time : 9 hours and 32 minutes
- Release date : October 23, 2012
- Actors : Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Ksenia Solo, Richard Howland, Zoie Palmer
- Studio : Giant Ape
- ASIN : B008CJ0KEM
- Country of Origin : USA
- Number of discs : 3
- Best Sellers Rank: #21,754 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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The protagonist of Lost Girl is Bo (Anna Silk), a bisexual succubus that was adopted and raised by human parents. A succubus is a creature that must feed on the "chi" (the life force) of humans and Fae to survive; and when injured absorbs the chi and energy created during sexual encounters to heal. Being the modern version of the mythical succubus, Bo feeding or healing from either a male or female is irrelevant because it's all sexual healing to her. Bo accidentally killed her high school boyfriend by draining his chi during her first sexual encounter and it was after this incident that her parents told her she had been adopted. Thereafter, Bo fled from home and everything she had known, living a friendless existence, accumulating a history of chi-drained bodies; moving from city to city and creating a new identity each time.
Bo saves a human woman, Kenzi (Ksenia Solo), from a rapist by draining his chi and when she realizes what Bo did for her, the two become instant friends (with Kenzi as Bo's streets-smart sidekick). This kill brings the heretofore unknown Bo to the attention of the local Fae clans. The Fae are powerful supernatural beings that have existed in secrecy among humans since the beginning of civilization, despising and using them for their own benefit. Their world is divided into two clans, the Light and Dark, with the Dark being the most evil and criminally-inclined of the two; however, although the Light Fae are more diplomatic, both sides use humans as slaves, servants, and food. Bo is abducted by two Fae police detectives and brought to the Light Fae leader, The Ash, for interrogation. It is here that Bo discovers that she is not the only one who is `different'. It is also here that she meets her future romantic lovers, the wolf-shifter and police detective, Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried); and Lauren (Zoie Palmer), the human physician & scientist obligated to serve The Ash. When the Ash orders Lauren (Dr. Lewis) to examine Bo and determine what kind of Fae she is, Bo is told by Lauren that she is a succubus and that, if she wanted to, she could learn to control her chi-feeding power and sexual drive. Each clan wants Bo to align herself with one or the other, but after being forced to defend herself in a contest trial, Bo refuses to abandon her ties to humanity and determines to search for the truth about her origins and who she really is. Rounding the cast of central characters are Trick (Richard Howland), owner and bartender of the local Fae tavern, "The Dal Riata"; and Hale (K.C. Collins), a siren & police detective working alongside Dyson. Minor characters include The Morrigan (Emmanuelle Vaugier), vengeful leader of the Dark Fae with an instant dislike of Bo; and Vex, a mesmer serving as the henchman for The Morrigan, and a darling of the Dark Fae Elders.
The women of Lost Girl are strong, resourceful, and live their lives on their own terms. The interpersonal relationships between men and women are equal in status in spite of their differences. Compared to the sex scenes involving Dyson, the first lovemaking scene between Bo and Lauren may seem tame, but it is nevertheless intense. (Fact: The pilot for the show later became Episode 8 of Season 1, and contains the initial lesbian love scene between Bo and Lauren. Regardless of what naysayers may say, from the outset the relationship with Lauren was intended to be as essential to Bo's emotional evolution as her relationship with Dyson.)
Along with the creatures, adventures, rolls in the hay, cleavage, and Bo's intrepid journey to find her place in the world with the family she creates along the way, Lost Girl is very much about a sex-positive universe where sexual orientation is not judged. The core nature of Fae and humans, and their interconnections, are not affected by any one of them being bisexual, heterosexual, or homosexual.
Lost Girl is produced by Prodigy Pictures for Canada's Showcase TV network and broadcast by the Syfy TV network in the United States, United Kingdom (UK and Ireland), and Australia. The DVD & Blu-ray contain the unedited episodes as shown on Canadian television (Season 1 has 13 episodes; Season 2 has 22 episodes; Season 3 has 13 episodes). Episodes running time: 44 minutes.
Lost Girl is rated TV-MA (Mature Audiences Only) L-S-V (Language, Sex, Violence) and may be unsuitable for those younger than 17 years of age.
(Unhappy news about the Blu-ray I received: when I opened the package all three discs were covered with dust, with the third disc having the most on it. I dusted them off and played the third disc first and the sound quality of the first episode, particularly the voices of male actors, was slightly distorted in several scenes.)
I'd recommend this to people who enjoy shows like Buffy (my all-time favorite show) - shows with a good mix of humor and drama, with likeable and capable characters you can -care- about. This show's got a great first season, as well, because they waste no time - even here there's a lot of foreshadowing and references to bigger events going on behind the scenes, and some big plot threads come in with plenty of time to flesh out and grab your interest. It's got some good writing, even for the standalone episodes - it's impressively good at making you care even about characters that only come in for one episode. As for the main characters, they're extremely well-written and very funny; any scene where they can play off each other is great (and they get plenty of opportunities to do this).
All in all this is a show I'd recommend - give it a chance and you'll probably find yourself really happy with it.
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Zoie Palmer, who has a smallish recurring role as a ‘Fey’ doctor, is OK here, but nowhere near as brilliant as she was playing the Android in another Canadian series ‘Dark Matter' Season 1.
As I have said, Lost Girl is not bad, but at least to me, the ‘humanity does not know it is in danger from supernatural threat ’ stuff has been done better in series like (some of these are from a few years back) ‘Hex’, ‘Tru Calling’, ‘Point Pleasant’, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Seasons 1-6, ‘Angel’ Seasons 2-5.
Why only 4 stars (4.5 really)? Well hard to say: A little too simplistic writing? Brief opportunities the producers miss where they could have add tiny details, to show they've remembered a gesture or a word from earlier or thought a little deeper perhaps? Hard to put a finger on where it is missing the final magic ingredient in it's undeniably successful formula. You have to compare it to the super quality stuff out there at the moment.
The missing final 1/2 star doesn't stop it from being an enjoyable romp. Recommended, but I won't need all the series in my permanent collection.
I really liked the main character Bo, her bff Kenzi and love interests Dyson a werewolf and Lauren a human doctor. The theme throughout all 5 seasons is the battle between light and dark fae as well as Bo's journey!
I plan to buy the other seasons on dvd to rewatch also!
It starts with a woman named Bo who feeds of chi, as she is Fae. There's the light and the dark and she hasn't chose a side. She meets a human called Kenzi who becomes her best friend. They decide to solve crime whether it's humans or Fae and Bo decided not to choose a side. This causes conflict but also makes it interesting. There's a police officer called Dyson, who is also Fae and they have a strong attraction- due lots of sex! As well as a doctor called Lauren, whose human and with whom she also has an attraction.
This has great acting, humour and good storylines. I really enjoyed it and I can't wait for series 2!
The premise is an amusing one, and I like the idea of a show where the central female character is allowed to sleep around without worrying about losing her good standing in the community (so to speak) - I don't like that the writers have then decided that the story requires a potentially monogamous relationship with Dyson, but I will put up with it as long as it doesn't get too angsty.
In the first episode, I wondered what Kenzi was doing in the show; subsequently I have realised that she's the best thing in it - definitely steals the show whenever she's around.
Don't expect anything deep and meaningful, and don't expect the writers to really allow the premise to bite (sex is still bad, even in the 21st century) but as a guilty pleasure with some wine, it's definitely up there.