Hello, my darling readers!
The devil is back and he’s handsome as ever. Lot’s of stuff is happening in season 4, so let’s get right down to it!
Being the devil is no easy job. Especially if you try to change your life but ghosts from the past come knocking at your door…
Let me tell you a little story. You know how Lucifer was originally a Fox show but got dropped by that channel only to be picked up by Netflix? Well, over here in Austria the past seasons streamed on Amazon Prime. So the new season, which was produced by Netflix is only available on Amazon Prime as well, but not on Netflix. That’s too weird.
Anyways, let’s talk about Lucifer. Netflix decided to cut the fourth season much shorter than the previous ones. While season 3 had a whopping 26 episodes, season 4 only has 10 and that’s a good thing. Although I enjoyed the last season, it dragged on after a while and felt like the same story could have been told in fewer episodes.
In season 4, a lot of stuff is going on and I have to say I prefer the rather compact version of the story. I find they tell us everything we need to know and see, not leaving out a thing. The story is a little complex but 10 episodes were the perfect length to tell it.
As I already said in my reviews of the past seasons, I don’t care too much about the police work part of the show. That’s not all that unique.
However, what Lucifer has always excelled at is character development. This season is just as strong in that department. Important changes happen and life-altering decisions are made.
The focus also widens a bit as Ella gets more screen-time or even Linda. While I am not 100% happy with both of their story arcs, we got many amazing moments there and especially Ella questioning her faith was very well done.
This season also has (at least a tiny bit) of improvement in the Deckerstar department. For those of you who don’t know what that is: Chloe Decker + Lucifer Morningstar. There’s been a back and forth for several seasons now and it’s no different in #4, but I feel like we are finally getting places.
As usual, Tom Ellis is hellishly perfect as the devil. Honestly, I couldn’t imagine anybody else playing the part like he does. Ellis has the perfect amount of swagger, just the right accent and, of course, the buttcheeks for the job. Also, I love it when he gives a musical performance on the show!
Season 4 of Lucifer is by far better than the last one. It features many intense and heartbreaking moments. Nevertheless, there is a lot of humor to be found amidst this weird yet interesting story!
Did you watch the season? Let me know in the comments what you think!