Monday, September 13, 2010

New Urban Fantasy TV - Lost Girl

I caught the first episode of this new 13-part series about the Fae and the two courts, Seelie and Unseelie set in a modern day city. The main character is a succubus with a human sidekick, unaligned with either court. Doesn't look like it has a huge budget, but based on the first episode it has promise. You can catch more about the series at its' website. Any one else catch this? What did you think?
Show Description:
Bo is a succubus. One look, one touch and you’re left breathless, sometimes even lifeless. Laying low and always on the run, Bo is unable to control her urge to feed on the sexual energy of others, leaving a trail of victims in her wake. That is, until the day she comes face to face with the Fae, creatures of legend and folklore living amongst us and intent upon claiming Bo as their own.

The product of a strict upbringing, Bo was raised to believe that sex of any kind was inherently evil. When Bo discovers her mysterious abilities after a traumatizing “first-time”, she leaves home and sets out on her own, ‘feeding’ whenever the urge becomes too overwhelming. After leaving a victim in plain sight, Bo is exposed to the world of the Fae, who take her in and help uncover her true being as a succubus. Forced to choose allegiance, between the Dark or Light clans of Fae, Bo goes rogue, refusing to belong to any world other than human. Adding to her troubles, Bo’s desire to track down her birth mother puts her even more at risk as she searches for her true origin above all else.

Aided by best-friend Kenzi, Bo becomes part vigilante, part mercenary as she takes on a variety of paid jobs, Fae assignments and personal missions. A sticky love triangle involving homicide detective and shape-shifting Fae, Dyson and human doctor Lauren, makes navigating the worlds of Fae and human even trickier.

10 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed the pilot and see the potential also. The low budget doesn't really bother me (as a Canadian you have to expect it). Besides...CGI, graphic makeup, gunfire and explosions are so saturated in TV today that it's kind of refreshing to watch smaller scale productions like Dr. Who, Merlin or Lost Girl.

    I think the key to Lost Girl will be character interaction. They assembled an interesting set of characters in the pilot. If they can develop the characters and maintain sharp & witty writing then I'm on board.

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  2. So, is this just in Canada? I went to the website and didn't get if I could watch it in the US. I really want to-- it looks VERY cool!

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  3. I think it has a lot of potential and I really hope SyFy or another American network picks it up. I'll admit I watched it online but I don't think that will help keep it on the air.

    There was some mildly cheesy acting but I think it's worth a shot. I think TV needs some supernatural friends that aren't of the fanged persuasion.

    -crosses fingers and hopes it doesn't suffer the fate of wonderfalls, dead like me, firefly, dollhouse, blood ties, ect-

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  4. I liked it, it's a refreshing change to all the vampire tv out there lately. Definitely not a type of show I have seen before

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  5. Budget has never bothered me. Xena had a very low budget and cheesy acting, especially the first few years, and that show lasted a long time. Same with Star Trek. Go back and look at STNG, first two seasons is very funny to watch now.

    It is refreshing to see a plethora of new beings with the Fae on tv. And the love triangle, with the doctor involved, I love that it's a Canadian show that's pushing the normal/typical romantical ties. Gave me a good chuckle and kept me interested.
    Has great potential. I like that they allude to the fact that there's more going on then just the "light and dark" sides. I do hope it stays around.

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  6. Dang, this looks good, but it must only be available in Canada, because I can't find it in our local listings. I'm sure I can find it online somewhere, so I'll be searching it out! Maybe BBC will start showing it, they usually pick up shows from other countries. I hopes so cos this looks like my kind of show.

    Dottie :)

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  7. This is the first I've heard about this series. From what the comments say here though, I may have to check it out.

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  8. No I didn't even know about this but I'm going right now to watch the first episode. If I fall in love with it of course it will end up cancelled...

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  9. I absolutely love this show! I fell in love with it quickly. Actually I liked it so much I purchased it on iTunes for $15.99 Canadian. I can't seem to get enough of Dyson!!!! And Kenzi just rocks! So if you haven't had a chance to watch it yet give it a try! :)

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  10. Anonymous you have a very accurate assessment of the show and I also cross my fingers for some decent writing to hold it together.

    Moonsanity mcconaghyd below says you can get it at iTunes. I think it is worth it.

    Britt I think they are committed to 13 episode run so we will get at least that much. As to renewal, it is probably contingent on selling it to a US cable or network.

    Rebs it is different with the fae as a subject. From literary lore there are so many types they will never run out of possible stories.

    Kara I like your optimism and hope too it will last.

    Dottie yeah Canadian only for now but you can get it on iTunes it wouldn't surprise me if SyFy picks it up.

    Brystearns if you like UF you should find it entertaining.

    Ladytink shhhhh... don't jinx us all.

    mcconaghyd thanks for the heads up about iTunes. I like the mix of of fantasy and humour (Kenzi's sidekick in particular).

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