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"Lucifer" Review

I arrived late to the “Lucifer” party, only starting to stream it in December (and finishing it within the past week or so). And now that I have completed the series, I wish that I had started watching it much sooner.

The show is presented as a police procedural in Los Angeles. Lucifer owns a night club in LA, and after meeting a detective in the LAPD, he becomes a consultant for the police; so, he runs a club at night, and he helps solve murders during the day (partnered up with one of the detectives on the police force).

The cast was rounded out by another detective, a forensic scientist, a therapist, an angel, and a demon (there are also appearances by Adam, Eve, Cain, Michael, God, and God’s wife).

Whatever is going on with the case that Lucifer and the police are working on in each episode, it ties in with whatever is going on in Lucifer’s life at the moment. Until the humans in his life come across proof that he is exactly who he says he is (he tells them from the very beginning that her really is the devil, but they do not believe him until there is no way for them to continue to deny who he is).

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I was pleasantly surprised by just how much I enjoyed the series, expecting that it would be something that I kept playing in the background while I did other things, but I found myself engrossed with what was going on with the characters. The character of Lucifer tended to be amusing, and the fact that he spent at least some of his time during the run of the series in therapy; he is continuing (though much of the series) to try to come to terms with his relationship with his father, feeling abandoned by his father and misunderstood by humanity. He is shown through the series to continually tell the truth to the people in his life, but people assume that he is being “colorful” with the thing that he tells them, or that he is telling them bold-faced lies.

There was a twist in season four that I thought was pretty creative, and I appreciated its inclusion in the plot (I won’t say what the twist is, in case anyone decides that they want to start watching). It was the kind of twist that I wish I had thought of myself and added to my own writing.

The final season was shorter than the previous seasons (the show having moved over to Netflix at that point), and all of the plot lines were wrapped up before the final episode. The wrap up was satisfying, and I will admit to tearing up more than once during the final couple of episodes.

In a way, I would have liked it if the show had lasted for another season or two, but it is probably good that the show ended when it did; sometimes, when shows last for too long, the story suffers.

If you need something to start streaming, and you are looking for something that will keep you entertained, you should give “Lucifer” a try.

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