What We're Watching: I Hate Myself For Loving 'Lucifer'

Well shit. I just stole a whole series. And I loved every minute of it. I couldn’t stop; each episode left me wanting another. And now that it’s all over, I want more. Thank goodness another season is on its way (one day). I should hate this series. No, I should hate him. But I can’t help it, I like Netflix Luciferand I bet you do too.

At first glance, Lucifer is really nothing special. It starts like your “typical straight-lace detective associated with an outside partner who breaks all the rules” made famous by Castle. You have Chloé (embodied by Lauren German), the no frills detective. And his civilian consultant partner, Lucifer Morningstar (played by Tom Ellis) – literally the devil. Wait what?

Yes, the series clearly shows in the first episode that Lucifer is not a crazy and delusional man, nor someone acting in the character for “cool points”, he is in fact the devil, the leader of hell . And that’s why I should hate this series.

Full disclosure, when I’m not writing new techniques or great LEGO reviews for Review Geek, I’m a minister. Now don’t run away, I’m not going to preach to you, I promise you. I tell you for the context. I spent a lot of time studying the right book, so every time Lucifer deviates from the Scriptures to fill his account, I am painfully aware.

And of course, because of my faith and my position, I usually move away from shows filled with sex, alcohol and drugs. Lucifer participates in all three, often at the same time, usually with several people, in almost all episodes.

Lucifer and Chloé from the series 'Lucifer' walking on a street.
She is nonsense, according to the book, detective. And it’s the literal devil. Netflix

But that’s not the main reason why I should hate but love Lucifer. No, the real crux of the problem is the growth of Lucifer Morningstar. Lucifer has a therapist. Seriously. And thanks in part to this therapy and his growing relationships with humans, he turns into someone more angelic. It becomes something better.

Throughout the series, he will have his stumbles and his traps, but he is on an upward trend, dare I say it, a good man. In this show, Lucifer is an anti-hero who works to become a hero. I found myself rooted for the guy, hoping he would make the right choice, sighing when he returned to old bad habits and applauding when he recognized flaws in himself.

Finally, I realized with a shock that I cared about FREAKING SATAN and that I wanted him to succeed. I understood his anger against God and why Lucifer hated him. I sympathized with THE DEVIL. And if that is not enough, the series also made me take care of a real demon (wonderfully described by Lesley-Ann Brandt)! I feel so bad, and yet I can’t help it and I can’t stop looking.

Like any good show from cops and partners, almost every episode focuses on solving the day’s murder, while navigating between an award-winning and appropriate personality against a devilish bad boy (literally for once). But each season presents a global scenario – a bigger mystery.

Lucifer in French maid clothes, cleaning a counter stocked with drugs.
Well, it happened. Netflix

The first mystery begins immediately. Lucifer, like all angels, has an extraordinary power that God has given him. While his older brother Amenadiel (played by D.B. Woodside) can stop time, Lucifer can draw the most intimate desires of anyone.

This turns out to be a useful tip in interrogation, but strangely Chloe is fully immune to the charms of Lucifer (in every sense of the word). Oh, and its proximity makes it vulnerable. Not in the way of “developing feelings”, but in the way “he gets shot and bled”. No other human has this effect on Lucifer.

Each season unleashes a new mystery and brings new great characters. Wait until you meet the goddess (played by Tricia Helfer from Battlestar Galactica fame), wife of God and mother of all angels, who helped create the universe. I missed this part of Genesis, but you don’t want to miss it in the series.

But it’s details and moments like that that should make me want to close the show and never watch it again. However, I hit the whole series (four seasons now) in a few weeks, and I’m on pins and needles until the fifth and last season. Hopefully, like season four, which was also supposed to be the last season, Netflix changes its mind and gives us season six.

I want to give a warning note. The first three seasons were originally aired on Fox, and thwe have followed the sensitivities you expect from a broadcasting network. Fox canceled Lucifer after season three, and Netflix took over the show, which changed the game. In season four, get ready to see a lot of behind Tom Ellis.

But you won’t be dealing with profanity or other forms of nudity, and on Netflix, it’s not always for sure. It’s not bad in itself, but after three seasons with no buttocks on the screen, you might find YOUR red cheeks in sudden surprise. Just not Luficfer (both sets), the guy has no shame.

Each actor nail their part in Lucifer, in particular Tom Ellis who manages to withdraw charm and crazy eyes at the same time. His interpretation of To slide in season 4 (seen above) is the second Justin Crum’s point of view. Each turn and turn makes you want a little more and each cliffhanger of season will let you crush the button of the next episode. It won’t be long before you realize you want the ruler of hell to succeed. I can hate myself for loving it, but hey, we all indulge in a little carnal desire from time to time.

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