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Bo and Lauren have only had ONE scene in their relationship and you already think it's boring? Um, ok. That's not biased at all. They haven't even scratched the surface of that relationship yet. Bo's nature is going to play a part soon and unless they completely assassinate Lauren's character, she will understand and respect that. It will have to be an "open" relationship which will add an interesting dynamic to the show. No one can sustain Bo alone. Throw Dark Bo into the mix and you certainly have me interested.
Why is it that Dyson is only ever likable when he's not being himself? All real Dyson does is brood and ruin every scene he's in. When he is someone else he actually steals every scene he's in. Go figure. I didn't like the body switching episode last year but this one was awesome. Unfortunately Tamsin lacks chemistry with everyone including Dyson. Skarsten hasn't evolved at all from her BOP days.
Kenzi is still the best thing about this show. It's too bad Vex left because I was really enjoying the two of them together. Too bad x2 Syfy cut the scene where he called her out on her Dyson bias.
The reviewer summed up the problem I've been having with Bo and Lauren, which is that outside the love scenes, they are extremely boring together. This was made all too clear with this episode when Bo interacted with Dyson and Tamsin, who she showed a lot more spark with. In real life, that wouldn't be a negative against her relationship with Lauren. However, as a viewer, they just make for boring entertainment.
I'm predicting that either Dyson or Tamsin will have a relationship with Bo, which should be fun, although I think that ultimately Dyson belongs with Kenzi! I'm also loving Vex this season.
I have mixed feelings about this show. It's fun to watch the relationships, but I don't find the underlying plot that interesting as far as Sci Fi shows go. I think that shows like Haven and Continuum have much better plots in that regard.
Sorry, but Bo and Lauren's chemistry can't be matched. A relationship needs a lot more than "fire" and "sex" to work. Bo and Lauren's relationship have depth, which Bo and Dyson's never, ever did. Anna Silk and Zoie Palmer bring it to a whole new level and it certainly helps that the show is doing it right and doing their relationship justice. That is more than you can say about... any television show... ever.
I thought this ep was good but ep 3.4 smashed it with a rock.
I really enjoyed this episode! It was quite funny. I actually liked Lauren in this, her interactions with Kenzi were amusing and I loved that they aired out their stuff. I thought you did a decent job reviewing and I fully understand your point. I hate that it always boils down to being accused of homophobia if you don't care for Lauren and Bo when that isn't the case. It is Lauren as a character, she comes across as stiff and stoic. On a show where other characters have a bit of bite and humor she always falls flat. It does affect her relationship with Bo. Sex aside they come across as completely incompatible. And no, I'm not being homophobic. I do like Bo with Dyson. Very much, but I seen more chemistry sbd fire between Bo and TAMSIN( who I really like. Nice addition) and would choose her and Bo over Bo and Lauren any day. I'm going to miss Vex! I really loved him and his chemistry with Kenzi.
I loved this episode. The Lauren/Kenzi pairing was my favorite. It was nice to see them finally clear the air. I would love to see them possibly become friends. Kenzi was awesome as the holder of the Staff of Righteousness. However, I would have loved to seen Lauren in that role as well. I'm anxious to hear more about Lauren's time in Afghanistan!
As for Lauren & Bo, their chemistry is undeniable. They have more chemistry in the tips of their fingers than Bo/Dyson & Bo/Ryan had combined.
I love Tamsin and the actress that plays her is very talented. I like the interactions between her & Dyson as well.
You didn't think much of the sex scene in 2.06 which is viewed by millions on Youtube and now the sex scenes are the only area you find they have chemistry. Looking at your review none of Lauren's scenes are featured and she was in it a lot. There's clear bias on two forums Afterellen and Heroes and Heartbreakers which are clearly partisan, I find your reviews the same ilk as the latter, you don't give a balanced review and because you write for the less populous camp, the only time you get a healthy response is when you sideswipe Lauren.
I have to respectfully disagree about Bo and Lauren being a boring couple. Of all the pairings, they have the most difficulties to overcome since Bo is Fae and Lauren is human. That, in itself, will not be boring to watch because it's going to be an emotional roller coaster for both of them. And I want to see that. If you compare that with when Dyson and Bo were together, because he was sustaining her succubus needs, he was overly controlling and Bo acted like a goofy teenager around him. Now that IMO was boring.
@Cali I don't have time to respond to all of your points right now, but I wasn't baiting with my lead in. I was referring to a small, but vocal group of fans that don't want to discuss the show in a friendly manner. Instead, they insult people and that's not a conversation I want to have.
Re: "spy banging" that was a line from last night's episode that's why I used it. I'll respond later when I have more time. Thanks for your thoughts!
@provocation I don't write or not write with the intention of getting a response. I review the episode as I see it and people can either comment or not. Doesn't matter to me if people do or not. I do care if people blatantly misinterpret what I write though.
Also, I've always thought there was chemistry between Lauren and Bo. I haven't always thought they were "right" for each other at specific times, but there's an attraction there. In "Lachlan's Gambit," I did think the sex there was more about healing then lust though.
(and last part yikes. Did not expect this to become so long)
Mild Spoiler Alert (nothing too specific)
I like they made Lauren hmmm realistically as ok as one would expect? Not total acceptance which removes any emotional dept to exploring such a story line (as it did with Ryan), but not out right attempt at trying to change that aspect of Bo either as happened with Dyson due to his personality and wolf nature. I like the middle ground that they settled on, which lends itself to creating some emotional story telling and good solid character exploration.
ps. please ignore any grammar errors and the like. It is late here and can't go over this more cause I end up deleting and adding constantly X.X
. I like happy Bo AND mature Bo. She is adorable and infectious with her happiness, without mentally regressing.
I prefer at this point to see her handle relationship stuff more maturely instead of the more "teenage" approach we gotten in the past. I understood why the show thought Bo would act immature at first, but now we have seen that and it is time for her to grow. I been DYING to see her in a relationship where they would have to realistic deal with her Succubus side. Bo is someone who idolizes monogamy, and she still struggles with making peace with her Fae side. Then add in trying to go for a relationship and it makes for some interesting conflicts. It does require a partner that does not shame Bo for her Succubus side.
(It seems you actually disagree a bit with the classification of those characters since you seem to consider Lauren a regular too nice person and Dyson as a bit of a bad boy? Which I must admit I don't often see as previously said with Dyson being often talked about as the noble, self-sacrificing and tragic heroic male vs. "the shady lying untrustworthy" Lauren). I find all those wrong classification of either characters, since I think they go to the extreme with both of them, instead of the grey areas where I think their "proper" characterization lies (imo).
For you preferring someone more "bad" or sarcastic, that is of course fine. Difference of taste. I always have an affinity for anti-heroes and the villains myself. For Lost Girl I go mostly by how Bo acts and how she is treated when with character X Y Z. Both with Dyson and Ryan I felt she became less. Especially with Dyson she gave me nasty twilight feels and I fucking hate those type of characters. Just instant turn off. I li
´? Unless you forgot the part where not even a Fae can be enough for Bo's hunger and/or Dyson not being pro-sharing?
(this cuts out me comment quite a lot x.x It said 4000 characters but seem to be at around 800 so going into more parts than 2)
Also, no offense but your review follows a bit like a bullet point list over what Dybo fans usually say, which then helps making your review look pretty biased towards one side I guess. Down to the "spy banging", which always confuses me a bit because just what was Dyson doing if not the same pretty much? Both slept with Bo while passing on information about her to someone else. Both kept stuff from her. Both ended up caring more about Bo than they were supposed to but shit got messed up. Yet in fandom discussions it goes as a point against one person but not the other. Lauren gets stamped as shady while Dyson is considered the noble good guy hero.
Fulfill what exactly? The only things I see different here are that they are male and Fae. With the first one, you said that is not it. If you mean the second, the show made it clear as far back as S1, that Fae or not, one single person can not keep Bo fed. And that was in S1. Now in S3 her hunger/need is even greater. So I really don't get your point here. Especially by including Dyson who made it clear in S1, that he did not want to share Bo with anyone. If it is the "virtue" of merely being Fae, I think it is entering the territory of being based on a weak argument. Human/Fae relations come with some inherent conflicts and dynamics that leads to some natural drama and exploration of the Fae world and politics. So I do not see how that is a negative aspect since it is something that provides organic issues that would be interest (for me at least) as a viewer to see unfold. So not quite sure where you are going with this? Unless you forgot the part where not even a Fae can be enough f
Carly to me you basically baiting others with the way you started of your comment. Because you immediately more or less vilify a huge diverse fan group for disagreeing with you, while saying some things that can easily come across as talking down to people.
You are discussing a TV show. If you express opinions, chances are others are going to express some back. But somehow that is wrong here or something to be wary off? If subject A is approached, somehow this diverse fan group will of course act in illogical manner according to you? That is a big negative generalization and it just serves as baiting instead of setting up for discussion :/
" 4. Both Dyson and Ryan are able to fulfill Bo in a way that Lauren can't. It's not Lauren's fault and it doesn't take away from the love they feel for each other, but it's something that will become an issue."
Fulfill what exactly? The only things I see different here are that they are male and Fae. With the first one, you sa
Lauren was very funny in the parental role with Bo and the others and when she examined Bo. I have noticed when you don't poke Doccubi with some nonsense about Lauren you get zilch interest with these reveiws.. Let's face it you've gone from saying they have no sexual chemistry to they have no chemistry outside of the bedroom. Okay, you don't like the character for whatever reason just post that at the top of your review, you might get a protest response every episode, job done.
Bo/Lauren won't ever become boring because Bo will need to start feeding soon and Lauren understands and respects that need better than Dyson ever did - well, Ryan did too. I have always, always said that Bo being with Lauren is the perfect opportunity to get romance and still maintain that sexy edge. That gives room for Bo to feed off/sleep with others and not be slut shamed for it. Lauren is actually the perfect choice. Bo won't ever be tied down to one anyway, Fae or human.
I liked the ep because it was fun but it still felt like a stand alone to me. If I wanted a comedy, I'd be watching a comedy. Hopefully next weeks is better.
I'm a Team Bo fan too, Carla. So, no complaining from me about your review. But I really get what some fans have misunderstood about that: maybe you should have talk about something else and not use the word chemistry in the way you used in the review. I just think it was not so clear what you wanted to say, you expressed better your point of view in the comment.
Please, readers, keep the debate polite, we are all LG fans!
2. When I referred to "the bedroom," that was not meant literally, rather figuratively to represent their sexual/sensual relationship. As I wrote, their physical attraction to each other is undeniable. They can show their love/lust for each other in a single glance.
3. Why are they boring? Lauren is too nice and her humanity isn't enough to fulfill Bo. It's not that they are necessarily boring to watch, but as a couple that's going to be difficulty for them to overcome.
4. Both Dyson and Ryan are able to fulfill Bo in a way that Lauren can't. It's not Lauren's fault and it doesn't take away from the love they feel for each other, but it's something that will become an issue.
5. My analysis had nothing to do with preferring one relationship over another, but as a character analysis. For full disclosure: I have been always been on Team Bo. I want her to be happy with the person she chooses. I've liked Dyson, Lauren, Ryan and last season thought her and Vex would be intriguing.
I wasn't going to comment, because if I've learned anything since covering Lost Girl, it's that some fans are going to interpret any negative thoughts about Bo and Lauren's relationship without giving the context any consideration. But, my words are being entirely misconstrued and that's unfortunate for a lively and friendly debate about the show.
Some commenters seem to be either latching on to specific words without looking at the context of the sentence or paragraph OR perhaps just reading other comments and going off that.
1. I never said that Bo and Lauren don't have chemistry. In fact, I wrote the exact opposite. (see next)
Kenzi's got some game! I wish we'd see her kicking ass more often so I was kind of upset when she decided to decline the "gift". I also enjoyed her and Lauren working together VERY much and the two of them along with Vex make a great team. Vex is pretty much a human now that he is powerless so that was a nice change.
Why is it that I only like Dyson when he is not being himself? And yes, I don't like Tamsin either. The actress is just too weak.
As for Bo and Lauren, they DO have the best chemistry on the show. You don't have to like them, you don't even have to see it, but to deny it exists... let's just say bias is clouding your judgement.
I find it so annoying when fans declare that other fans are all wrong in what they see when watching a show. Just because you see chemistry with one couple doesn't mean that everyone HAS to agree with you or they are completely blind if they don't. Honestly, I don't see chemistry when I see Bo and Lauren interact. I've always thought Lauren was a boring character. But just because they're together won't make me stop watching Lost Girl because I love the show and don't fixate on the triangle. I prefer Bo with Dyson, of the two, but I also think they could bring in a new love interest, male or female, and it might be even better.
So honestly, I don't care which couple you prefer, but it's unnecessary to attack others if they don't agree. There are lots of sites that are 100% Bo/Lauren if that's all you're interested in.
If this show brings Bo and Dyson back together, I quit. Dyson's a prick when he's sleeping with Bo, and Bo becomes annoyingly weak without Dyson to save the day. Pretty sure Bo didn't heal because she has to hold back a lot more with Lauren, as it's probably a lot easier to kill a human by taking too much of the energy.
Great start to season 3 and it keeps getting better. Loved the dialogue and one- liners. Bo was hilarious in this eppy especially when she was being examined by Lauren. So I have to ask "Lauren do you still want kids after that?" I could list all the reasons why Doccubus are the OTP but I'd be a broken record since it's been stated over and over already. What I will say is saying they are "boring" is utterly ridiculous!
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