I have so many things going on in my head today, so many of which I can’t talk about here. So instead I’ll talk about Lost Girl.
Lost Girl is, according to Wikipedia, a Canadian supernatural crime drama television series, that premiered on Showcase on September 12, 2010. It came to my attention when it premiered on SyFy and immediately reminded me of Forever Knight, that show from the early 1990s about the vampire cop working the graveyard shift (which was exactly the kind of cheese I love). Hubs and I thought about watching it, but then found out that the heroine was a succubus and we made some assumptions that made us go meh and never did. Stories about sex demons usually just don’t work for me.
So then Susan pops up the other day telling me I have to watch this show because it’s very Mirusy and I would love it. Hubs was still meh on the idea, so I queued up the pilot on Netflix during my workout this morning (which is really the only time I end up watching anything without hubby).
Initial impressions: Positive. You’ve got your supernatural heroine who doesn’t know what she is and has been struggling along for the last ten years dealing with this self perceived curse. She gets on the radar of the local paranormal folks (Fae in this case) and has to do this fight to the death test to earn the right to pick a side (there are two: Light and Dark), which she wins and ultimately chooses neither (which makes the powers that be Not Happy). But she does finally find out what she is and that her abilities can be controlled.
There were a few things I thought didn’t make sense or were done in a a manner that isn’t how *I* would have done it, but overall, I liked it. Clearly this is the kind of set up that makes for all kinds of conflicts and provides an interesting way to explore the world without a bunch of As You Know Bobbing. I’m definitely willing to keep watching. It’s got my brain spinning in Mirus-land thinking about stuff I’d do differently and seeds to plant for this that or the other thing. Which works out well since I FINALLY found where my Mirus series bible inadvertently got dragged on my hard drive.
So what about you? Are you a fan of Lost Girl?