Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Lost Girl – Season 3 – Review

Director: Various

First aired: 2013

Contains spoilers

I like the series Lost Girl, not a huge budget affair it nicely plots its own (slightly obscure) path. The First Season was satisfying TV and though I felt that the Second Season seemed visually a little cheaper it was still fun.

This season seems to have remedied whatever it was that offered the cheapness visually and it is of the same level of quality as season 1. Not so much the story, which unfortunately felt a bit fractured. It repositioned cop and Siren Hale (K.C. Collins) as the new Ash (leader of the Light Fae, Fae being the collective term for all non-human creatures and split into light and dark factions) and introduced werewolf cop Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried, Underworld Awakening & the Death of Alice Blue) to a dark fae partner in the form of a Valkyrie called Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten).

Bo (Anna Silk), our favourite succubus, is still unaligned but she seems to be acting darker and this is then revealed that, for some reason, the Dawning is coming upon her. Most Fae have a couple of hundred years to prepare for this rite of passage but for Bo it is right aound the corner and if she fails the tests she will become a feral Under-Fae. This forms the first part of the series, then, which is followed by the “big bad” storyline in this case a human who wishes to become Fae.

undercover succubus
These seemed quite disparate and the more interesting story was one about a strange character called The Wanderer that bubbled along in the background but – until the last episode – never really achieved much. The Wanderer – it is hinted – might be Bo’s Dad and there was a conspiracy involving Tamsin that actually seemed kind of pointless given that the character finally appears in the last few scenes and whisks Bo away – queue cliff-hanger.

Valkyrie form
That was pretty much how the last episode ended for most of the main characters – either in cliff-hanger or repositioned and the season felt less like its own thing and more an exercise in bringing the characters to where the scriptwriters want them for the next season. This added to the disjointed feeling, especially as (ultimately) Bo was able to pass the Dawning in one episode and the human “big bad” posed less threat then the script tried to convince us of.

Not a bad season, and I’m not going to push the score down but it is either the sign of a quality decline that is imminent or season 4 will be well positioned because of it. 6 out of 10.

The imdb page is here.

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