In not-TFA news, my wife and I finished Lost Girl season five — I.e., the final season — over the holiday.
Honestly, it was a slog. LG was never a great show, but it was a fun show with a good premise and a solid cast. But, for some reason, all of the show’s faults were multiplied tenfold in this last season: nonsensical MacGuffins every episode, incoherent Big Bads, inconsistent mythology, and Ksenia Solo leaving the show (again) and then coming back (again) and then leaving, and then…
I would gripe about this after each episode (as is my habit), but after a while my wife just said, “Look, don’t try to make sense of it. Let’s just finish the thing.” Eventually, I (mostly) gave in.
What’s always sad about LG is that it has great potential. The writers, however don’t ever seem to fully live up to this potential; they don’t seem to care about the nuances of the show the way good creators do. They throw everything at the wall and then keep both what sticks and what doesn’t, sometimes seeming at random.
The paraphrase Gene Siskel, “You don’t remake good shows; you remake bad ones.” Instead of always remaking good shows from other countries, I’d love to see the right US network try and revise LG. Assuming there was a network and staff that could handle the sex as well as the original, I think that with the right tweaks to the mythology and stronger writing, you could have a really kick-ass urban fantasy show with a different take than the usual vampire/demon stuff out there now.
Oh, well. Maybe someday I’ll do my own version of it using Urban Shadows or something.