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Lost Girl: Season One and Season Two (Blu-ray Review)

8 Dec, 2012 By: John Latchem



Funimation
Fantasy
Season One: $44.98 five-DVD set, $49.98 three-BD set
Season Two: $64.98 eight-DVD set, $74.98 five-BD set
Not rated.
Stars Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Ksenia Solo, Richard Howland, Zoie Palmer, K.C. Collins.

Bo (Anna Silk) is a succubus trying to hide from a power that allows her to control people through sexual temptation or steal their life force with a kiss. Raised by humans, Bo is unaware of her true nature until she is discovered by the forces of the Fae, an underground society of beings who appear human but have a variety of supernatural abilities.

The Fae are divided into two factions, Light and Dark, and Bo is tasked with choosing a side. But she refuses, preferring to remain neutral in a cold war she doesn’t quite understand.

Instead, she and her human sidekick, Kenzi (Ksenia Solo), strike out as supernatural detectives, solving mysteries involving both sides of the Fae, often with the help of (and occasional fling with) Dyson, a werewolf who works a day job as a police detective.

And so it goes for “Lost Girl,” an amusing pastiche of such fantasy series as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel” and “True Blood.” The Canadian series first aired north of the border in 2010 and 2011 before gradually making its way to the States earlier this year.

Over the course of 13 season-one episodes and 22 for season two, Bo becomes immersed more in Fae politics, learns more about her secret origins and comes across new and more-powerful adversaries.

Fans of the genre will find a lot to like in “Lost Girl,” if they can get past the obvious similarities to the previous shows that covered similar ground. As an entry point into the realm of supernatural crime fiction, “Lost Girl” should prove quite adequate in entertaining new viewers.

Extras include some basic making-of featurettes and interviews with the cast, who all find themselves intrigued with the nature of the show, its fantasy elements and the complexity of the stories.

The third season begins airing Jan. 14 on Syfy.


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