Supanova “Lost Girl” preview – A Review by Film Nerd

Created by: M.A. Lovretta

Cast: Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Reid, Ksenia Solo, Richard Howland

Synopsis: Bo lives a life of secrecy due to the fact that she hungers for sexual contact, yet consumes the life-force of any sexual favour.   The first two episodes of the series, shown at the preview night of Sydnova in the main theatre and at the SciFi stall throughout the weekend, is the story of Bo learning she is one of the Fae, more specifically, a succubus.   Yet she remains alone, refusing to choose whether to join the light or the dark faction.

A review by Film Nerd.

As mentioned in my Summary for Supanova, I was one of the lucky few to catch this special screening in the JB Hi Fi theatre on the preview night.   I feel sorry for those that missed it, as I found it a really entertaining experience.   I would summarise the feel of the show as a Buffy style show for fairies.   Bo is a kick arse leading lady, very independent, facing up against other supernatural beings, while maintaining a friendship with a quirky side-kick.   All of this has the capacity to travel too far down the path of pandering to an audience, but there is enough darkness to give the episodes seen some gravitas.

The first episode was a little full of exposition, but what pilot of a series ever escapes this fate.   Relationships are established, inner conflicts are hinted at, and settings and themes established.   This type of stuff can be a bit overloading, but thankfully at the same time, it remains interesting throughout.   Having a cool action set piece towards the end of the first episode also helped though to show something of what the show hopes to achieve with time.

The second episode settles into the story much more quickly, and though the story at first appears slight (Bo is helping a Fae recover his stolen treasure), it is told with a good mix of humour and drama.   It was not without faults, with pacing being one issue, but there is a lot to like, and hopefully when the writers have settled in a little bit more than they can pull together something spectacular.   The first episode hinted at some season-long, and potentially series long, story arcs, so when this juicy stuff happens, these early episodes make me want to see it.

One problem, I don’t have Foxtel in this house.   My parents may see me a little more often come July….

3 stars out of 5

Lost Girl on IMDB

Lost Girl promo