Heroine of new Syfy show is a killer in bed
BY LORI RACKL TV Criticfirstname.lastname@example.org January 15, 2012 8:24PM
Anna Silk plays a Succubus who feeds off people’s sexual energy on “Lost Girl,” a series transplanted from Canada.
‘LOST GIRL’ ★★★
9 to 10 p.m. Mondays
Updated: February 17, 2012 8:09AM
In Syfy’s sexy, supernatural drama “Lost Girl,” Bo is a seductress who has no problem getting guys — or girls, for that matter.
Her problem is keeping them. Keeping them alive, that is.
“It’s kinda tough growing up thinking that you might have a shot at being prom queen and find out you’re part of some ageless, secret race that feeds on humans,” laments Bo, who “has a habit of waking up next to dead lovers.”
Buckle up and try to stay with me here: Bo (Anna Silk) is a succubus. That’s a female creature who feeds on the sexual energy of humans. She doesn’t drink their blood like a vampire; it’s more like her eyes turn freaky blue, the music gets weird and she inhales the life out of them.
A succubus is a subset of a larger group of supernatural figures called Fae, which are divided into dark (bad) and light (good) clans.
Confused? So is Bo, 28, who gets hit with this head trip in the first episode.
Now, this longtime loner needs to navigate a whole lot of crazy in her new world. She does so with the help of some newfound friends, including a wig-wearing troublemaker named Kenzi (Ksenia Solo, “Life Unexpected”) and a Fae cop, Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried, “The Tudors”), who looks not only human but like the lead singer of Coldplay.
“Lost Girl” debuted a little more than a year ago in Canada, where it’s been picked up for a third season.
The Toronto-set series has just the right amount of camp. The mythology is intriguing and so are the characters, who are as full of witty one-liners as their closets are bursting with black leather.
“Buffy” fans in particular should get “Lost.”