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DVD review: 'Lost Girl: Season Three'

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'Lost Girl: Season Three'

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If you have been keeping track, the first two seasons of 'Lost Girl' have been covered here.

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Why not continue on with the third season?

We ended the previous season with Bo (Anna Silk) discovering a certain darkness within herself. The season starts with her being driven by her succubus instincts and appetites. Hale (K.C. Collins) has been promoted to the new Ash (a prestigious title within the Fae community). To fill the role of Dyson’s (Kris Holden-Ried) crime-fighting partner, a Dark Fae valkyrie named Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) joins the fold. She is instantly at odds with Bo.

Meanwhile, the relationship between Bo and Lauren (Zoie Palmer) deepens as Dyson decides to give Bo some space. The partnership between Bo and Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) also evolves as our plucky young sidekick finds herself in new dangers and has to cope with being the lone human among her supernatural peers.

With new and familiar enemies conspiring against Bo, can she overcome evil while continuing to unravel the mysteries of where she came from?

A big focus of this season is Kenzi's attempt to find her place in this world of otherworldly creatures as a human. Meanwhile, Bo comes to terms with what she is and also seeks clarity about not only her family, but her allegiance (Light vs Dark). Her romantic attention also turns almost exclusively to Lauren in this season which is in stark contrast to her usual attention paid to Dyson. This decision seems rather perfunctory as if it is the natural choice to switch Bo's amorous aim to her other romance because she has already been on a rollercoaster ride with Dyson and that arc was in danger of getting stale. The chemistry between Lauren and Bo has never been completely convincing as far as having staying power, much like the relationship between Bella and Jacob, for you 'Twilight' fanatics.

Speaking of ways to counteract stagnation, the third season is a bit shorter and tighter than the second season which was a little unwieldy and felt like it was spinning its wheels, at times. Thirteen episodes is a good number to maintain focus while giving plenty of time to progress storylines at an unhurried pace. Here is proof that less can be more.

As always, some of the writing is a little clunky as the dialog tries very hard to be clever and witty. Some of it works, but a number of the lines come across as cheesy or self-conscious.

The usual cast knows their roles and keep things moving along nicely. Tamsin clearly adds a much-needed dynamic to the story as she introduces a new level of conflict but also some uneasy support.

Special features include: interviews, the 2012 San Diego Comic Con appearance, and a behind the scenes image gallery.

If you weren't been swept up by 'Lost Girl' right off the bat, you probably haven't made it this far.

To the rest of you, it's nice that the story is continuing to unfold, this time in a more efficient manner. If the show continues to progress this way moving forward, we will be able to look back and call this a legitimately good story.

Add an extra half star to this rating.

Not Rated 572 minutes 2013

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