It's good to be bad.
Release Date: 2016-01-25
Original Language: English
User Score: 8.476/10 (14224 votes)
Genres: Crime, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Where to watch: US / United States:Netflix, TNT, Netflix basic with Ads
Overview: Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles, where he has teamed up with LAPD detective Chloe Decker to take down criminals. But the longer he's away from the underworld, the greater the threat that the worst of humanity could escape.
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Written on 2017-09-04
**The family of immortal on the Earth.** **SEASON 02:** When I watched the first season when it was originally aired, it had some serious fan following, but I won't say it was very very famous at the time. Now, after the second season, seems everything has changed. Drastically the votings, rating, reviews have increased. IF one more season with similarly powerful characters, story comes out, then it surely would be among the greatest like 'Dexter', 'Breaking Bad' et cetera. I am confident it will go up to the seventh to set up a perfect finale in the next half decade. I did not review the first season, because I was not sure it would get better in the following season. I thought it was a one season thing. Now I'm here with awesome progression in the second season. I loved every episode. I've rated a few of them are out of out as they are well deserved. Firstly, for this to get better was the characters. A couple of new ones added. Not some sidekicks, but yes, they were with a stronger hold in the main narration. I loved Charlotte, the Lucifer's mother. That's the best thing happened here. Particularly the casting for it was the best pick. Tricia Helfer was like never seen before hot. The way the season ended was sad, if you had loved her. I hope she returns none other than as Charlotte in the future. Aimee Garcia was another highlitable cast. Her inclusion makes the crime fighting more interesting. She's a mini Dexter, without the dark desires. Each episode was unique, but the overall story flow was excellent, unlike the previous season where each episode has one crime to solve. Here too with the same style, but some time extended further for the next part. There was an aim for story to head, but the way it was presented was good. Shared it all throughout the season, while each episode had its own agenda. Lots of humours, as well as actions, adventures, suspense and a bit romantic. So, if you haven't started, it's time to do so, because as I said it will be one of the best television programme on making that you should not miss while you have chance to follow from the beginning itself. All the actors were great, a well written and shot series. The season's finale and its final scene created more curiosity in me going to the third. I'm hoping for another magnificent season, which is due in a couple of months at the end of the year (2017). Highly recommended! _9/10_
Written on 2020-08-26
It's trash..Just like other 98.5% of Netflix shows.
Written on 2022-05-02
This show started in 2016 and has six seasons, ending(?) 2021. It turned to trash around the end of the 2nd or 3rd seasons. The storytelling for the show or premise was a mortal female cop having to work with the Devil to solve crimes. The Devil is on earth because he became fed up with his role as Hell's Ruler. And the writers did very well with the Lucifer character. Many aspects to the Devil being supernatural came through wonderfully for the audience, one profound trait being _Lucifer_ (**Tom Ellis**) refusing, or being under an angel geas, to be unable to speak a lie; so he goes around telling people the truth about who he is. Not fighting this, or speaking around the truth makes the facet a very comically astute trait to the character for the show. The way other mortal characters react to the news which is either to dismiss the claim outright or gloss over it as ramblings completes the humor; especially when they realize the truth through some supernatural display from the Devil himself. And ofcourse the female detective, _Chloe Decker_ (**Lauren German**) also does not believe him, her job being based solely in proof and fact--evidence. While there are numerous instances producing evidence to Lucifer's claim on who is, the detective still (ofcourse) can't believe it. That is until Lucifer insist on proving it to Chloe directly. To both their surprise, he finds out he can be injured when she is within close proximity to the Prince of Hell. The show did very well, even if one could foresee where hetero partnerships in tv shows eventually go. That is foregone. It's how the show gets the audience there which determines if there will be a following season. And I will admit, I did not like the show. I felt it to be a bit contrived, BUT worth giving a chance. I, personally, thought the devil could be a bit more of a bad-ass; instead of just what the guy appeared to be, a cocktail party pianoist. Other aspects of Lucifer's divinity were introduced such as soul-deals being made, other angels, and eventually demons. The first introduction to Lucifer's astranged family was _Amenidiel_ (**D.B. Woodside**), brother, self-proclaimed greatest warrior of heaven's Silver City, and the right-hand hatchet man for God. My first "dark cloud" of foreboding on the show peeked through when I heard Amenidiel address the Devil with the nick-name: (...jeez) "Luci." Pronounced "Lucy." But I (with effort) dismissed it. I told myself "GIVE it a chance." I did, and the show did not fail to deliver entertainment. Ellis and German's characters have good chemistry in front of the camera, and the plethora of well-known TV stars featured in the episodes, kept everyones' attention and pleased to look forward to the next show. Other characters to become regulars co-stars include Lucifer's right-hand, the head Executioner of Hell (...sighs) Maze. _Maze_ is played by **Lesley-Ann Brandt** from cable tv's hit NC-17 rated show, _Spartacus_. Maze's character is easily summed up (in a good way) as kung-fu Biker Bitch with knives and a penchant for extreme BDSM when in a good mood. When she is in a bad mood she fills the role of Amenidiel's mirror opposite for the Devil. The two are not on the same power level, with Amenidiel being the top warrior angel, but when earthbound, Maze has the upper hand in dealing with and understanding humans. There is _Dan Espenoza_ (**Kevin Alejandro** -- whose credited filmography is very strong in TVseries) as Chloe's ex-crooked detective husband, and their daughter _Trixie Espenoza_ (**Scarlett Estavez**). Also introduced is Lucifer's psychiatrist, _Dr. Linda Martin_ (**Rachel Harris**), whom which Lucifer constantly misinturpret's her advice she futiley tries to guide him with. Lastly was the (I think) sudden appearence of character _Ella Lopez_ (**Aimee Garcia**). The plucky and "loveable" forensic specialist. All these characters make up a pretty good cast and the writers did the show and characters justice. The show looked promising, until...[que sound bite] >DUNT, DUNT, DUUUUUUUUUUHHHH!!!!!< The third season began. **WARNING:** This review gets more personable from here, meaning if you like the show, the following will come off as a bunch of whining & complaining. If you feel take-it-or-leave-it about the show then there will be some "Oh yeah" moments. If the show had you at a point to where you throw your hands up like a BlackJack dealer leaving the table, then I appreciate the high-fives. When the show goes down hill...My most glaring complaint was Amenidiel getting Dr. Linda Martin pregnant. I mean, c'MON!!! Woodside is 52 and I would have thought this guy was going _into his 40s_ ; not leaving. Harris is 54. And she looks _every bit_ of closing her late fifties!! When I first saw the woman as the shrink I thought, "She is too old to be wearing her hair that long." And it was a sad attempt, just like later with Lucifer's "mother" being introduced, at making a woman not look her age. When it is sooooo apparent she is the oldest person on the cast. But this season happened when Liberal-Left thinkers were in full speed ahead and forcing ideals of interracial dating, virtue-signaling, inclusivity of the "alphabet people" into the viewing audience's faces as if Gay Judgement Day were at hand. And along with Dr. Martin's geriatric defience of science (bars) came Maze's sudden ability to kiss women. It wasn't a big stretch seeing as demons are not known for having a concept of shame, propriety, or morals but the clam-to-clam thing is NOT as endearing as the writers may think. Girl-on-Girl stuff is exciting IN adult movies and R-rated movies; typically where nudity is involved. Seen in any other muted venue, and...it's just...ew. Next complaint was the shoe-horning in of the forensic specialist, Ella Lopez. I say it that way because the show goes through an _entire_ season before this character is introduced. And when she does hit the scene, Garcia's makes her character come across as too personally familiar with the main characters to the point of being overbearing. It's...off-putting to say the least. It's like literally _no one_ knows who this chick is, and since she is coming in on the SECOND season after all the other characters are established in the first season, the vibe leaves the viewer thinking, "Jeez, this chick is severely un-professional, and a borderline sociopath. No one (in the viewership) knows you 'Ella!' You have no previous interactions with the main characters!! Why are you acting like the three of you had beers two nights earlier??" She is a stranger to the audience and the main characters, BUT she's the forensic specialist and now they _have_ to talk to her whether the audience likes her or not. So, there's that. The third and fourth seasons are not bad if you can exclude the ever growing Liberal agenda being shoved into everyone's faces. Charlie, Amenidiel's son gets kidnapped because demons come looking for a new ruler of Hell. Lucifer's mother is trying to fit in with humans, and gets involved with Dan. Lopez is having existential crisis because she dated a psycho. And Lucifer after getting his mother to begin her own plain of existence, returns to Hell as it's ruler. > **The third and fourth seasons moved along, but then the fourth season had to end with God becoming _senile!?_ Loosing his powers..!? Then _joining_ his wife in her reality to be essentially a stay-at-home dad!?! As Bill Cosby would say, "What in the filth-flarn-filth is going on with this show!?!" Yeah. I didn't have high hopes for the following season. And I was right.** The fifth season has Lucifer as a bumbling idiot, blamed for being an absentee father by a daughter (**Briana Hildebrand** -- Negasonic Teenage Warhead--[though a lot chunkier now], _Deadpool_), he never knew about, from the future. She claims he disappeared before she was born; abandoning a pregnant Decker. And let's just cast aside all that lore about the apocalypse should Lucifer ever beget a woman with child. No, let's look past Lucifer making a fool of himself trying to assuage this young lady's misplaced anger over something he apparently had no choice or control. Let's forget he lied to her in the second episode, something he is not supposed to be able to do, about him knowing she was his. Hey, she's angry, gay--because ofcourse, her father wasn't around--, and something of an ungrateful bitch; so that means she can act out however she wants. >eyeroll< Maze and Eve are getting married >eghk< when suddenly Eve's ex-husband, Adam, shows up. And unlike her, he's whiter than Johnny Appleseed & Wonderbread put together. I thought this was supposed to inclusive & diverse...?? The one thing I can say about Woke-Hollywood nowadays, is that if a white guy is on the scene you can gar-rown-tee he's a bad guy. Don't believe me, just ask Cain (season 3). You'd think Woke-Hollywood would be able to stick to their marshmellow guns and find a well-tanned good looking Hispanic or Hindu to play Adam. But noooooo. It's not a show if you don't reveal how evil the white man can be. Yeah, Much like this review, Lucifer went on waaaaaaay too long. I gave it 2 out 5 stars because I liked the first 3 seasons. After that, the show has my condolences.
Written on 2022-10-20
I started watching this a few months ago as I found it on Netflix. I watched the trailer and thought it looked very interesting. I thought I would watch just one or two episodes each day or whenever I had time. Man, I was wrong. I ended up watching half of the first season that day, then the second half the next. A couple of days later I began looking into buying the DVDs. And the series was finished a few months later. I would recommend this to anyone who has seen Izombie (has the same crime concept) or anyone who loves Supernatural-type shows.
Written on 2023-09-01
Lucifer" is a woeful excuse for a television series, a devilish descent into the depths of mediocrity that leaves its audience longing for salvation from its torturous plot and laughable attempts at wit. At its core, "Lucifer" revolves around the most overused and unoriginal concept imaginable: the Devil himself forsaking his infernal throne to play detective in Los Angeles. It's a premise that would make even the most dedicated connoisseur of the supernatural cringe in embarrassment. Instead of offering a fresh take on the age-old battle between good and evil, the show falls flat with its trite, uninspired narrative. The acting in "Lucifer" is nothing short of painful. Tom Ellis's portrayal of Lucifer Morningstar is more irritating than charismatic, leaving viewers yearning for a more captivating devil to grace the screen. The supporting cast fares no better, with performances that range from wooden to outright cringe-worthy. The attempts at humour are so forced and awkward that they often elicit groans instead of laughs. The show's writing is equally abysmal. The dialogue is filled with clunky one-liners and contrived attempts at clever wordplay that would make even the most hackneyed stand-up comedian wince. The attempts at exploring moral and ethical dilemmas are shallow at best, reducing complex issues to simplistic and predictable resolutions. One of the most egregious offenses of "Lucifer" is its blatant misuse of religious and mythological elements. The show's portrayal of celestial and infernal realms is nothing short of sacrilegious, reducing profound religious themes to nothing more than a backdrop for mediocre crime-solving escapades. It's disrespectful to both religious believers and those who appreciate thoughtful storytelling. The special effects and production values are subpar, to say the least. The supernatural elements, including Lucifer's wings and powers, are rendered with all the finesse of a low-budget B-movie. The show's depiction of hell is equally underwhelming, lacking the grandeur or terror that one would expect. In summary, "Lucifer" is a satanic series in the worst sense of the word—a soulless, uninspired, and downright painful viewing experience. It takes a potentially intriguing premise and squanders it on a poorly executed, cringe-inducing mess of a show. If you value your time and sanity, steer clear of this devilish disaster of a series.