Kecily Pavani’s “Lucifer” Review

Kecily Pavani, Staff Writer


Released in January of 2016, the TV series Lucifer is no. 1 most-watched streaming show in the US and the series earned a 86% average rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 

The first three seasons were launched on FOX,  but later got canceled back in 2018 as the series wasn’t getting enough viewership “to warrant a renewal.” 

Netflix  took over the series after FOX dropped it. As of now, Netflix has incorporated five seasons, yet news of season six being released would be by the end of 2021 or beginning of 2022. 

The first episode opens up with a description of how Lucifer, the “devil”, came to live in the City of Angels. Bored of being stuck in hell and punishing his subjects, Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) retires to Los Angeles to have some fun with humanity and music. With his demon companion, Mazikeen or Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt), protecting and hunting is what she does best. 

A murder takes place in front of his nightclub one night; for the first time in a billion years, the murder awakens something unfamiliar in Lucifer’s soul that is eerily similar to compassion and sympathy.

As the murder is investigated, Chole Decker (Lauren German) leads the way as  the main detective on the case. Since Lucifer is personally connected to the case, he decides to aid Decker to find out who the murderer is.

Being the devil, Lucifer sees humans as evil people with no heart, but Chloe is different and he sees goodness inside of her which makes him want to get close to her.

As Lucifer becomes more attached to the detective, the more time he spends on Earth. Without having someone on the throne back in hell controlling all the demons, Lucifer is risking putting humanity in danger.

Throughout the series, people of Lucifer’s past come down to Earth to take Lucifer back to hell. He knows it is all his fathers doing, God, with Lucifer’s hatred towards him he rebels and doesn’t follow his father’s commands.

Watching the series, the story becomes more interesting as it goes. Many secrets are revealed and betrayal is present in various episodes. Feelings start developing between different characters which some lead to happiness but as well as sadness. I personally enjoyed it as it fits my mystery/drama interests, I found myself binge watching the entire show in one week. “The series itself is so thrilling,” says Jalak Patel. “It puts you on edge and makes you want to watch it again and again.”

I would rate the series four stars out of five, the series is amazing and interesting in itself; however, some episodes seem repetitive which can lose viewers attention.

Each episode has its own conflicts between characters and the addition with homicide cases getting solved, we see the characters develop and slowly change from what they were in the beginning of the series.

The ongoing series is rated TV-14, perfect for a teenage audience that enjoys mystery and fantasy.