We Recommend: Lost Girl
If you like Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and you enjoy a good romp around supernatural turf, such as True Blood, then you could do a lot worse than checking out Lost Girl which starts on Syfy on Thursday 1st September at 10pm.
The main character is Bo (Anna Silk) a succubus who not only has no idea what she is, but is also having trouble controlling her powers – which seem to involve sucking people dry of sexual energies, and killing them in the process. She’s a woman on the run, never having had a proper relationship and unsure of her place in the world or why this keeps happening to her.
She soon finds out she’s sub-species of Fae; a term that seems to cover every supernatural creature from Will o’Wisp to Werewolf. Not only that, but the Fae are quite political, with both light and dark sides – and you have to choose a side in order to survive. Bo doesn’t play by the rules though and decides to take things a bit slower, and learn her powers and more about the Fae before making any big decisions.
Helped by her human sidekick, Kenzi (Ksenia Solo), Bo also gets assistance and tutoring from a Light Fae homicide detective, Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) and human doctor, Lauren (Zoie Palmer) who also works for the Light Fae. As you may expect from a series with a succubus as its main character, there’s a lot of sexual shenanigans and love triangles – but at the heart this is a supernatural mystery series, with some interesting characters that play well together.
This is not deep television. It’s strictly light, enjoyable entertainment with engaging plots, great cast chemistry and fun action sequences. The pilot may not take your breath away – there’s a lot of exposition to get through - but as the series progresses, the show definitely finds its feet!
Lost Girl premieres on Syfy UK on 1st Sept at 10pm.