Lucifer: Season 5 – A Review

Hello detective! Ahem, readers!
I binged the fifth season of Lucifer right when it came out. Which actually means, I binged both parts when they came out. I hate that due to COVID many shows ended up with split season, I would have loved to go through the entire thing all at once. Well, it is what it is. Let’s see if it was worth all the hustle!

The Plot (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):

Bored with wasting time in the deepest pits of hell, Lucifer has abdicated and now resides here on Earth, indulging in all forms of guilty pleasures: women, wine and parties. But the most terrifying turn is yet to come when he finds himself developing the most spine-chilling human trait of them all – emotion.

The Rating:

Before I begin, let me warn you, this review will contain spoilers galore. A lot happened in this season and I need to talk about it.
So, before I move to the spoilers, let me just say I tremendously enjoyed season 5. We got so many twists and interesting developments. Sure it wasn’t perfect, but I am more than ready to forgive all the little imperfections. As a whole the season convinced me twice over. They really went all out: the acting, the writing, the music!

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TMP Television Edition: Romance

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Today we have a TV show special with romance as the topic!

#1 Skam France

This is a pretty tough topic for me because I’m not a big fan of romance. I have yet to see Skam France but I saw so many quotes and images on tumblr, and it looks brilliant.

#2 Lucifer

While Lucifer is not the first thing you’d think of for romance TV shows, it does feature of my favorite ships: Deckerstar which is Lucifer and Chloe.

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Lucifer: Season 4 – A Review

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!

The Plot:

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…

The Rating:

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.

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TMP Television Edition: Fantasy

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week, it’s a TV special featuring fantasy!

#1 Lucifer

This is one of my current favorites. Season four only dropped a few weeks ago, and I already can’t wait for #5. Tom Ellis is just divine in this one (pun intended!).

#2 Once Upon a Time

I haven’t seen this one yet but I always loved the idea behind Once Upon a Time. At some point, I will definitely watch it, but at the moment there are just too many episodes for me to deal with.

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Thursday Movie Picks – Television Edition: Comedies

Hello, my lovely readers!
Welcome to the last Thursday Movie Picks installment by Wandering through the Shelves for this years. It’s a TV edition, so let’s talk about my favorite funny shows!

Ash vs. Evil Dead:
This is probably the most hilarious show ever. Maybe you know the original Evil Dead movies. Bruce Campbell reprised the leading role of Ash Williams for this show. I’ve never laughed so hard than I did with this super groovy horror comedy show.

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Lucifer Season 3 – A Review

Hello my lovely readers.
At the moment I’m trying to catch up with all the new seasons out there. The first one I finished is Lucifer, season 3. So let’s see what the devil is up to!

 

The Plot:
Lucifer is trying to find out who kidnapped him, took his devil face and returned his wings. In the meantime Amenadiel is struggling to get used to life on earth. Chloe tries to figure out her feelings for Lucifer when a new man enters the picture. Lieutenant Pierce is good-looking, a dedicated cop – and something else…

 

The Rating:
I was so sad when I heard that the show is cancelled after this season. However, recently Netflix announced that they will continue with season 4 in 2019. Can’t wait to see how this will turn out!
Anyway, let’s talk about season 3. This is a season full of struggles. While Lucifer may be one of those detective/crime investigation shows, that part was always the least interesting to me. What fascinates me about this show is the depth the characters have. Lucifer himself is still trying to find out who is and whether that’s a person he actually wants to be – a very relatable struggle. Charlotte Richards desperately tries to change her life and be good, but that’s easier said than done. Chloe still is not sure about her feelings concerning Lucifer and Ella tries to be her happy self even when things get rough. While all those aspects could be presented in a dull and copy-paste way, writers really made an effort with this show to make the problems feel genuine. You will end up caring for those characters, whether you want it or not. Continue reading