TV Show Reviews

Fox’s “Lucifer”

Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar.

Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar.

The following information I took from Fox’s description of the show:

“The Devil has come to Los Angeles… Based upon the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, LUCIFER is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis, “Merlin”) has abandoned his throne and retired to L.A., where he owns Lux, an upscale nightclub.

Charming, charismatic and devilishly handsome, Lucifer is enjoying his retirement, indulging in a few of his favorite things – wine, women and song. When a beautiful pop star is brutally murdered outside of Lux, Lucifer for the first time in roughly 10 billion years feels something awaken deep within him as a result of this murder—compassion and sympathy. The very thought disturbs him – as well as his best friend and confidante, Mazikeen aka Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt, “The Librarians”), a fierce demon in the form of a beautiful young woman.

The murder attracts the attention of LAPD homicide detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German, “Chicago Fire”), who initially is dismissive of Lucifer. But she becomes intrigued by his talent for drawing out people’s secrets and his desire to dispense justice, doling out punishment to those who deserve it. As they work together to solve the pop star’s murder, Lucifer is struck by Chloe’s inherent goodness.

Accustomed to dealing with the absolute worst of humanity, Lucifer is intrigued by Chloe’s apparent purity and begins to wonder if there’s hope for his own soul yet. At the same time, God’s emissary, the angel Amenadiel (DB Woodside, “Suits,” “24”), has been sent to Los Angeles to convince Lucifer to return to the underworld…can the Devil incarnate be tempted toward the side of Good, or will his original calling pull him back toward Evil?”

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When I first saw the trailer, being raised Catholic then Christian I said ‘hell no!’ I will not be watching a show about him, who shall remain nameless, as in Harry Potter’s Lord Voldermort. But being the creative writer and movie buff that I am I thought I should, just to see what spin Hollywood was going to put on the Fallen Angel, himself. What was new or different? And to my pleasure I found the premise, dialogue and acting refreshing.

Lucifer is played by Tom Ellis, a welsh actor, who just happens to be devilishly handsome, pardon the pun. He is tall, dark and brooding. His English accent adds to his sex appeal. So what is there not to love? You can ask that question if you watching the show just to get your eyes filled of Tom. But really, watch the show not just for that, but for the fact that the show does give you food for thought.

What if Lucifer really retired from hell and wanted to walk among us, better yet wanted to make the world a better place? Sure like the rest of us he is not perfect. He is beautiful and the ladies can’t take their eyes off of him. He drinks and would be the first to admit he loves to sin. When someone he truly cares for is murdered, Lucifer sets out to use his powers to get the answers he needs to help solve the crime, but he himself is searching for answers to the aching void where his soul should be.

The show kept me guessing and wondering what he would do next. Even the ending was surprisingly fresh when he returns to the therapist of the murdered woman, not just for the sex he promised the therapist upon her revealing some information about her client, but in exchange for therapy.

From the trailer of what is to come, the longer Lucifer’s life intertwines with the detective and helping humans, the more human he starts to become, what we don’t see if that is a good thing or a bad one. So I guess I will be coming back for more. Lesson learned: Never judge a book by its cover.

Best,

Miguelina

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