Lost Girl Kicks Ass

I was skeptical about this whole “fae” thing, but as it turns out, SyFy’s Lost Girl is filling the void that Buffy left in my fantasy-loving heart.

Main character Bo is a sexy succubus with the power to drain the life out of men or women, or you know – touch them and make them do her bidding. Rough gig, huh? Anyway, she avoids joining up with either the dark or light fae gangs, which makes her extra-desirable, kinda like the sexy wolfman/cop Dyson (who can help heal her by gettin’ busy RAWR).

It’s glossy and super-sexed up, but I am growing to LOVE IT – even if at least one of the episode’s plots was so Buffy it hurt (hello! Sorority house sacrifices to a creepy swamp-dweller is a little too familiar, writers).

Bonus: Goth-girl Kenzi makes an excellent sidekick. “Holy shitballs” exclamations, crazy antics, and a clever kick of Whedon-like humor make her super endearing.

I recommend you check it out, as it’s replaced Grimm as my supernatural go-to lately, along with The Fades (post forthcoming) and Being Human. Also, last episode’s head-chopping off incident proved they don’t shy away from good splatter.

Psychoville, Qu’est-ce que c’est?

What. the. hell. I stumbled across this completely incomprehensible, but still weird enough that I’m intrigued show (?) thing (?) creation (?) performance art (?) called Psychoville on BBC today.

I’m not sure if it’s supposed to be horror or comedy or drama or fantasy or WHAT. I watched two full episodes and the only thing I came away with was feeling incredibly disturbed and icky, but still wondering what’s going to happen next.

The plot (???) involves a telekinetic dwarf/former porn star, a disgruntled children’s entertainer with a missing hand (Mr. Jelly, shown above), a Kathy Bates-esque nurse who thinks her babydoll is alive, a creeptastic mother and son duo who’s obsessed with serial killers, an eyeless dude who competes against Ebay “witches” to earn millions selling beanie baby-like stuffed animals, and the mysterious stranger who is trying to call them out for murdering someone.

Lost yet? Yeah, me too. The link between them is apparently that they were all in the same mental institution together. The crazy sets and comic-booky costumes and makeup, and the fact that one guy plays several parts really add to the fucked-up atmosphere. I don’t know where it’s going…but I’m along for the ride.

Also, one of the best tie-ins to this show is the “Best Murders” character site. I can’t explain why, but it makes me happy.

5 Reasons to watch The Walking Dead

5 reasons you need to watch The Walking Dead

I’m always wary of something that has SO much hype surrounding it. But you guys. YOU GUYS. The Walking Dead was so awesome I’m having trouble even thinking about how to describe it—so I whittled it down to the 5 best reasons:

  1. Andrew Lincoln (as Rick Grimes): This guy is kicking all kinds of acting ass, ranging from his initial breakdown to his necessary, but still reluctant, Zombie killing. I can’t wait to see what he does in the next episode!
  2. Utter despair: Main character Rick is missing his wife and kid, and thinks they might be dead. Little does he know they’re alive…but wifey appears to have hooked up with his best friend (yikes).  Still, that’s even not as bad as the father & son he meets who have to deal with seeing Mom as a zombie every night.
  3. The Zombies: Hoards and hoards of ‘em! They’re more traditional zombies, but they’re not exactly super slow either. Every close-up in the Pilot episode showed a near-flawless execution of makeup and special F/X. They all looked TERRIFYING. Especially the little girl at the beginning, and the crawling half-corpse that tries to eat Rick.
  4. The Directing: Oh, Frank Darabont. You rule so hard. So many beautiful shots, but the one that got to me the most was when Rick leaves the hospital and stumbles upon body after body after body. That, and the aerial shot at the end pretty much took my breath away.
  5. The Splatter: MOST importantly, the splatter! Gunshot splatter, baseball bat splatter, crowbar splatter – so. much. awesome. splatter. The blood sprays were almost beautiful in their execution and the sheer amount of gore is impressive. I’m in love, AMC. Thank you for treating this mini-series like a quality film, and not mid-season filler.