Bo is a succubus, a Fae who can drain the life force of another. Unbeknownst to her, there is an entire Fae society, made up of Light and Dark, who have been at war for centuries. While there has been an unsteady peace for some generations, multiple Fae continue to jostle for power.
Bo decides to side with neither, but befriends many of the Light, including cop/shapeshifter Dyson and his partner Hale (who is also a Siren.) She also becomes romantically involved with a human doctor who treats the Fae, Lauren, as well as with Dyson. Her best friend (another human), Kenzi, becomes her partner as private detectives who help those in need…and in order to pay the rent.
Why It Was So Good:
Kenzi, mostly. And Hale. And Vex.
It’s a character-driven show where you can tell the actors are having fun playing their characters. It’s campy at times (OK, all the time), but still tries to take what’s in fact a really, really weird idea and stretch it out week after week.
Lost Girl succeeds mostly in certain episodes, as the early seasons don’t really follow a full-season story arc so much as there’s an overarching storyline hanging over our “story of the week” episodic adventures. That doesn’t mean there aren’t really great moments in individual episodes that help this show succeed where it really should have failed.
This is an extremely sexual show, as by definition, Bo is a succubus and lives of the chi of others. So if that’s one of the reasons you like The Magicians so much, this one is definitely up your alley.
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