Syfy’s space drama Killjoys is entering its fifth and final season this year and there are many reasons why you should be watching. It’s full of bounty-hunter-in-space adventures, sci-fi action scenes, romance and plenty of fantastic one-liners. Here are our top reasons why the show is worth checking out.
Killjoys is another Michelle Lovretta masterpiece – you may know her as the creator of Lost Girl (another must-watch if you haven’t seen it yet). Killjoys brings enough humor to the table that you often forget it’s a drama til you’re crying while being punched in the feels. You will laugh, cry, and be on the edge of your seat during fast-paced action scenes in many episodes – the range of emotions the show delivers consistently is hard to be beat.
The show also sneaks in important commentary on social concerns, including class issues, politics, and injustice while maintaining a light and quirky vibe.
BAD ASS LADIES
Killjoys is lead by Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) – trained from a young age to be an assassin and recently turned bounty hunter. She’s worked up her way up the ranks and is now the highest-ranking agent in her field. Smart, beautiful, and kick ass – you really can’t ask for more in a female lead. Dutch’s has a complex past and it’s something she frequently has to grapple with throughout the show, but these vulnerabilities don’t define her.
Tamsen McDonough voices Lucy, the Artificial Intelligence of Dutch’s spacecraft, and even though we don’t actually get to see her – somehow the chemistry between her and Johnny Jaqobis (Aaron Ashmore) comes across on screen and has become one of our favorite relationships.
How to find the words to appropriately describe my love for Delle Seyah Kendry (MAYKO. NGUYEN)… beautiful, snarky, hilarious, bad ass. We’ve seen Delle Seyah’s character arc progress beautifully over the years. She started out cast in a villainous light, but we’ve seen her character exposed and humanized through the development of her relationship with Aneela.
The trio of leads on Killjoys include: Hannah John-Kamen as Dutch, Aaron Ashmore as Johnny Jaqobis, and Luke Macfarlane as D’avin Jaqobis. These three have exceptional chemistry and you can’t help but root for them. Dutch and Johnny’s friendship is one of the best friendships on TV at the moment. Their friendship is pure and unconditional and they have shown several times they would sacrifice anything for each other. These two are the best platonic soulmates you could ask for and you can feel the love between these two characters in every scene.
I can’t mention cast chemistry without also mentioning the complex and beautiful portrayal Aaron and Luke bring to the Jaqobis brothers. With plenty of family drama to fuel lingering bitterness, the actors perfectly demonstrate the love the brothers hold for each other even when they don’t see eye to eye.
Killjoys has had several compelling romances, and the underlying tension between Dutch and D’avin is downright steamy at times. The show has excelled each season in casting actors that seem “meant for” the character and play off of existing characters perfectly.
DIVERSITY AND LGBTQIA+ REPRESENTATION
Killjoys puts a priority on diversity and LGBTQIA+ representation and it’s obvious:
- Female person of color lead
- Diverse supporting cast: Pree (Thom Allison); Delle Seyah Kendry (Mayko Nguyen); Fancy (Sean Baek)
- LGBTQIA+ relationships: Pree and Gared, as well as Delle Seyah and Aneela.