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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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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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

Lucifer: Season 2 – A Review

Hey Guys!
I’m currently catching up with the show Lucifer. It was cancelled recently after the third season, however, I just finished #2. So let’s talk about it!

 

The Plot:
Our dear Lucifer really has a lot on his plate this time. Not only is he helping Detective Chloe Decker to solve some cases. He also has to deal with his mother who escaped from hell. And how does God chime in on the whole thing?

 

The Rating:
Lucifer is the kind of show you either love or hate. It has a weird sense of humor, some supernatural stuff, it touches a few philosophical aspects while looking a bit like CSI sidekick.
I am definitely on the love side of things. First of all, Tom Ellis is just divine (see what I did there šŸ˜‰ ?). His portrayal of Lucifer is charming and funny but also dark and deep. He manages to keep you interested in the character, desperate to find out more about him. Continue reading

TV Show Spotlight: Lucifer

Hello my lovely readers!
Today I haveĀ  a really cool TV show for you that I discovered recently. Lucifer is a fantasy police dramedy and so far spans over two season, the third one being released next year.

 

What is it about?
The devil is bored being the Lord of Hell and decides to take some time off. He abandons his kingdom, moves to Los Angeles and opens a nightclub there. But as life has its wicked ways, he ends up working with ChloĆ« Decker from the LAPD, solving crimes…

 

Why should you check it out?
Let me get this straight: the crime solving part isn’t the interesting thing about Lucifer. However, the real story spanning over the entire series is what pulled me in. The devil got bored, he has not only father issues but in the course of the show has to deal with his angelic brother and his mother who escaped from hell. Did I mention that he decides to got to therapy? That sounds like something doesn’t it? Continue reading