Based on the character from the Neil Gaiman Sandman comics who would later go on to be featured in his own spin-off comic book series Lucifer follows the exploits of Lucifer Morningstar, a night club owner,playboy and well…the devil himself.
The first 4 seasons were decent but they were done when Fox was running the show and I always kind of felt they couldn’t really bring the comic book character totally to life on a channel like Fox and although I did enjoy the first 4 seasons they were never able to make the show as dark as it should have been in my opinion.
With Netflix buying the rights for the 5th season and seemingly a 6th as well by the looks of it, I was hoping and expecting for the tone of the show to change a bit and be a bit more mature on the streaming service as many Netflix series are known for the dark and gritty tones they take on…but I have to say as far as that part of it goes I was pretty disappointed, besides a single gratuitous ass shot of Lucifer nothing about the show has really changed at all and it very well could have been Fox that released this 5th season because there is no notable difference.
That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy the newest season, like I said before, I did enjoy the first 4 seasons and the show isn’t horrible for sticking with that formula.The season starts with Lucifer back in Hell and brings a new interesting story arc to the show but that only lasts like 2 episodes and then everything is basically back to how it was before that…making his trip to Hell pretty much pointless to the outcome of the show or any storylines within.
I did enjoy the addition of Lucifer’s twin brother Michael but don’t feel that the show has done everything it could with what could be a great dynamic between brothers and the perfect juxtaposition of good and evil, overall that story arc has been a bit underwhelming.
Overall I did enjoy the newest season but mostly just as a time waster and not so much as a show I sunk myself into and really cared about all that much. They started out numerous different new stories and dilemmas for pretty much every major character but the problem is they never brought any of those to fruition and the end of the season just left us hanging on every single story arc…Lucifer’s powers come and go with no real explanation…Detective Douche finds out Lucifer is really the devil and that’s about as far as that got…the season just felt unfinished to me but like I said I did enjoy watching it…I’d give it a 6 out of 10 but really hope to see better next season as the cliffhanger with god really left me wanting to see what happens next.
What are your thoughts?
Did you like the new season or were you hoping for more when Netflix took over?
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