I think at some point everyone gets bored with work or life or maybe the daily grind. Apparently we aren’t alone as Lucifer himself/itself has decided to take a break from ruling the underworld and come topside to raise a little, umm hell…. Based off the DC/Vertigo series of the same name. Lucifer premiered this past January and found its audience. It was created for TV by Tom Kapinos.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.
Take a well written, developed and enjoyable drama, fantasy, action with a hint of comedy and add in Lucifer Morningstar and you get a fresh show that doesn’t try to offend but entertain on fantasy look at what would happen if the king of the underworld were to become bored and go topside to run a popular nightclub. First you have Tom Ellis (Lucifer Morningstar), Lauren German (Chloe Decker) fresh off of Chicago Fire and nice to see on a weekly show again, D.B. Woodside (Amenadiel), Leslie-Ann Brandt (Mazikeen) and Rachael Harris (Linda Martin).
While we knew of Vertigo’s, Lucifer we weren’t familiar with the characters and stories that have been told. Not knowing the background did not hinder or leave us feeling behind watching the first season. If anything, we had a fresh look on this series with no preconceived expectations. The first season really explores the relationship between Lucifer and his angel brother, Amendiel. While Lucifer is content to stay topside, Amenadiel is tasked with sending Lucifer back to where he came from. From assisting Chloe Decker on cases and trying to understand his new found feelings with his psychiatrist. Apparently Lucifer needs therapy, who knew…. This is a surprisingly fun show to watch and get addicted to. Here are our top 3 favorites. The Pilot, every superhero needs a good origin story and the pilot sets the tone for the series and first season.
Episode 7, Wingman, this may have been our favorite episode from the entire first season. Lucifer has something of vital importance stolen from one of his containers and plans to find it regardless of the cost.
Episode 13, Take Me Back to Hell. How bad of a day is it when even Lucifer is framed for Murder?.
Now for the desert, AKA Special Features. Not to be outdone by recent DC TV releases, this box set is filled with some great goodies, including the panel from 2015’s San Diego Comic Con with the cast (love that they included this) and special features like character profiles, Devilish Duo, Deleted Scenes and of course the gag reel.
Once you watch this and get hooked, don’t blame the FoF. Just say the devil made you do it.