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Lost Girl: Season Two - Blu-ray Review

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4 stars

Riddle me this, dear readers.  What’s sexy and snarky and full of enough world mythology tidbits to please any serious fan of Joseph Campbell?

Here’s a hint.  It’s Canadian.

Here’s another hint.  You probably aren’t watching it.

Ah, you’re getting warmer.

Raising the stakes, the action, and deepening the characters introduced in the first season of this Canadian import saves Lost Girl from slipping into the dreaded coulda, shoulda, woulda-been category of science fiction formulaic television programming.  Indeed, the Lost Girl scribes tighten up the action beats and deliver, episode after episode, a rich mythology involving fairies and the supernatural.  And now that Syfy has the rights to the show, the scantily clad cast of Lost Girl can only benefit from an increase in its …ehem… exposure.

Arriving in stores less than a month after the release of the first season, Lost Girl: Season Two picks up precisely three weeks after Bo’s (Anna Silk) long-lost mother attacked the leader of the Light Fae.  Bo and Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) are adjusting to life after the unexpected attack.  Soon, Dyson (Kris Holden-Reid) returns but his happiness is complicated as he is forced to give up his love for Bo in exchange for her life.  His interest in Ciara (Lina Roessler), an old flame, is reignited as Bo tries to bounce back to life with human doctor Lauren (Zoie Palmer).

Yet, the writers compound the problems facing Bo and the world of the Fae with a smart turn for the worse as the arrogant Lachlan (Vincent Walsh) becomes the new leader of the Light Fae.  He reveals that the human doctor Bo has been close with has been working for the Light Fae in order to save her own secret lover Nadia (Athena Karkanis).  An ominous threat grows against every Fae and the secrets of Trick (Rick Howland) and our heroine, Bo, must face it all with a steady hand and an even steadier head as she questions her own morals.

The mysteries and moral dilemmas certainly pile up in the 22-episode arc of Season Two.  Confusion is generally not a problem as the mythos is explained in a logical fashion that provides its viewers with more fleshy rewards.  The humor, too, has been beefed up in an effort to allow some light to break through the mostly dark and overcast skies.  This is a season of changes for Bo and Silk, who is the key to the success of the show, brings the toughness to the character as she maneuvers through a world of violent visions and unknown liaisons.

This season shows a better side to the cast with bigger parts to play in the mythology and more character revelations including more dynamic twists and turns for Holden-Reid and Solo to play with in their relationship.  Also expanded to a much more involving degree is Hale Santiago (K.C. Collins) as a new relationship is forged with Kenzi (Solo) that results in a life-saving moment in the season finale.  The adult-infused fantasy gets a bit wilder, too.  There’s more silky leather-clad fetishes and, with one episode revolving around a strip club, plenty of skin to keep even the loose threads among the audience from completely slipping away.

And, with that, the fantasy-noir of Lost Girl continues on into Season Three premiering in January 2013 on Syfy.  Consider yourself caught up!

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Lost Girl: Season Two - Blu-ray ReviewMPAA Rating: Rated TV-14.
Creator
: M.A. Lovretta
Cast:
Anna Silk; Kris Holden-Ried; Ksenia Solo; Richard Howland; Zoie Palmer
Genre: Crime | Horror | Fantasy
Tagline:
Lost Girl
Memorable Movie Quote: "I just don't know what the hell I am, honestly. Just a freak, I guess."
Distributor:
SyFy Channel
Official Site:
www.lostgirlseries.com
Release Date: September 4, 2011
DVD/Blu-ray Release Date:
November 13, 2012

Synopsis: Lost Girl focuses on the gorgeous and charismatic Bo, a supernatural being called a succubus who feeds on the energy of humans, sometimes with fatal results. Refusing to embrace her supernatural clan system and its rigid hierarchy, Bo is a renegade who takes up the fight for the underdog while searching for the truth about her own mysterious origins.

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Lost Girl: Season Two - Blu-ray Review

Component Grades
Movie

Blu-ray Disc
4 stars

4 stars



Blu-ray Experience
4 stars

Blu-ray

Blu-ray Details:

Available on Blu-ray - November 13, 2012
Screen Formats: 1.78:1
Subtitles
: English SDH
Audio:
English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Discs: 50GB Blu-ray Disc; Five-disc set (5 BDs)
Region Encoding: A

The AVC encoded 1080p transfer is wonderfully detailed and a great bonus for the series as it looks better than it did in its original broadcast. Shot digitally, the series naturally looks flawless.  The resolution is piercing and the solid colors serve the CGI effects smartly.  Black levels are deep and hold their shape well.  Close-ups are filled with good detail and, in the series’ softer moments, there’s a nice edge to the composition.  The Dolby TrueHD 5.1 isn’t as overwhelming as the 1080p transfer but still satisfies with the occasional immersive quality as supernatural creatures flitter and scatter about.  Dialogue, score and effects are all presented very cleanly and clearly in the front channels and the soundtrack does feature effective LFE work. For a weekly series, the dynamics of the audio and its fidelity presentation is excellent.

Supplements:

Commentary:

  • None

Special Features:

As with the first season, the 22 episodes are the original Canadian broadcasts with each episode containing a few extra minutes cut from Syfy. While the first season extras were thin, the supplementals included here are a bit meatier.  The Making of Lost Girl is broken up in various sections that are both entertaining and informative concerning the show and its many talents.  It is comprised of (1) Making an Episode (2) Stunts, (3) Set Design, (4) Wardrobe, (5) Hair/Make-up, and (6) Props.  Each one features a lengthy interview with one of the key members of the crew and/or cast.  The set is rounded out with a brief blooper reel and cast interviews from Silk, Howland, and Palmer.

  • The Making of Lost Girl (33 min)
  • Anna Silk Interview (3 min)
  • Rick Howland Interview (7 min)
  • Zoie Palmer Interview (7 min)
  • Blooper Reel (7 min)

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