Monday, February 15, 2016

TV Review: Lucifer

The premise behind Lucifer is simple enough: it's Origen.

Oh, wait, sorry, you have no idea what I'm talking about? Okay, let's back up.

Once upon a time, Lucifer got bored with Hell and took a vacation running a nightclub in Los Angeles.

Then, one of his pet humans was gunned down right in front of him, Lucifer, following his instincts, wants to hunt down and hurt people in response.

Surprisingly enough, this is a fun little series....

And that's about it. All of the screaming mimis who want to talk about how it's glorifying evil ... it's not. Sure, the actor playing Lucifer is charming -- to a point -- the series doesn't exactly make him look remotely "good," because most of the time, we see him through the eyes of a homicide cop who sees him as a schmuck.

Though, sadly, Lucifer is less evil than Dr. Gregory house ever was.

All in all, it's a fun little show, mostly a murder mystery with some supernatural elements in it, but that's about it. Don't think too hard on the Angelology, or if Lucifer can be redeemed (which, last time I checked, has been bandied about, but is still considered a heresy).

Yes, I was going to do a full review, but I'm too damn tired to care right this moment. The humor is sly, the soundtrack is hilarious, and I'm surprised they've held off on using Sympathy for the Devil. But they'll get there, I'm sure.


  1. I assume you know that this show is based on the Sandman comics. That is basically what it was like in the comic, too. Lucifer wasn't evil, he was wronged or something.

    Angels and devils are really screwed up in Gaiman's books.

    1. There's a difference.

      To start with, Lucifer here may feel wronged, but for the most part, he's just a petulant child who thinks he's getting payback by abandoning Hell and changing for the better (albeit slowly).

      Also, unlike Gaiman, the writers here have talent and a sense of humor.

      ....Can you tell that I really dislike the majority of Gaiman's work? I found Sandman amazingly overrated, I blame most of Good Omens on Prachett, and I just assume that Neverwhere was pounded out by committee before television broadcast, and thus the book had to be a certain way. The only thing I like by him that I know for certain was 100% Gaiman happens to be The Graveyard book.

      The less said about "American Gods," the better. Talk about overrated garbage...


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