DC-Ember #98: Lucifer

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Lucifer is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series developed by Tom Kapinos that premiered on Fox on January 25, 2016. It features a character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic book series The Sandman, who later became the protagonist of the spin-off comic book series Lucifer written by Mike Carey, both published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. In April 2016, Fox renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on September 19, 2016. On October 31, 2016, the series received a 22-episode full second season pickup by Fox.

The series focuses on Lucifer Morningstar, the Devil, “who is bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell and resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the beauty of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals”. Lucifer runs a nightclub in Los Angeles called “Lux”, with the assistance of his demonic ally Mazikeen or “Maze”. After a minor celebrity whom Lucifer once helped achieve fame is murdered outside his club, Lucifer becomes involved with the LAPD when he takes it upon himself to assist Detective Chloe Decker in finding the one responsible so that he can “punish” them. He becomes fascinated with Decker when she appears to be immune to his powers and charms.

Californication’s Tom Kapinos has created an effectively funny and over the top dramedy with Tom Ellis stealing the show as the title character and a great cast including Lauren German, Kevin Alejando, D.B. Woodside, Lesley Anne-Brandt, & Rachel Harris. Who would’ve thought a show about the devil as a cop would actually work?

Lucifer comes together because the writing and the acting blend together as well as the comedy and drama too and season two so far has been incredibly too, helps to have the people behind the criminally underrated Almost Human come on board to run the show, and the show just comes together so nicely.

Lucifer is that little show that could, it came out of nowhere, most people didn’t even know it was coming and it was able to branch off on its’ own and judging by the first two seasons so far, this is a show that will definitely keep on going strong.

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