Day 29- Current TV show obsession
The past few weeks I have been obsessed with Lost Girl, a Canadian supernatural series on SyFy. It follows a succubus named Bo who discovers she is part of the Fae world. She learns to control her powers and use them to help others, working as a private detective.
I don’t know if I’ve ever met anyone else who has watched the show, so you probably need me to tell you why it’s awesome. Here it goes:
Bo is a positive female role model. She is incredibly strong and not just physically. She goes through numerous trials that would completely devastate a normal person (accidentally killing her first boyfriend with her powers, being told by her adoptive mother that she is evil, her birth mother trying to kill her) and manages not only to carry on, but to thrive. She refuses to be forced into choosing a side (Light or Dark Fae), choosing to help each side as she sees fit. She treats humans as equals rather than inferior being, something almost no other Fae does. Despite being a succubus, she carries on monogamous romantic relationships with Dyson and then Lauren. And she does it all with quips that almost rival Buffy.
Dyson is my future husband, for real. He is a tall, super sexy wolf-shifter. And I do mean super sexy. Just look at him with his shirt off. It’s amazing and totally makes up for the short-temper thing. He is also extremely loyal and fearless, as evidence by the lengths he is willing to go to protect his friends. He was willing to give up his wolf to help Bo, eventually sacrificing his ability to love. So practically perfect.
Kenzi, Bo’s best friend, is one of my favorite characters of all time. She is a quick-witted and sarcastic former thief/con artist; you can always count on her to lighten the mood with a clever quip. Her colorful wigs and costumes give her a certain flair that I really appreciate. Despite being a human in a world full of Fae, Kenzi shows remarkable bravery and courage. She goes after the Norn with a chainsaw to get Dyson’s love back and gives up her relationship with Nate (the boy she’s had a crush on since she was a child) to protect him from the things that go bump in the night (and day). She’s the girl everyone wants to be best friends with.
It’s big on the monster of the week formula, which is one of my favorites. It keeps things from getting too boring. The show pulls from all sorts of mythologies, putting its own twist on supernatural creatures. The first episode alone introduces a succubus, wolf-shifter, siren, blood sage, vampire and pain-eater. So in one episode they pull from medieval legend, early Greek mythology, prehistoric folklore and made up some stuff all on their own. With the exception of two episodes (in three seasons), at least one new Fae creature is introduced in every episode.