Friday, January 29, 2016
MY THOUGHTS: Lucifer Season 1 Episode 1 - "Pilot"
About the Show
Lucifer is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar has resigned his throne and retired to the City of Angels, where he owns an upscale piano bar called Lux. When a beautiful pop star is murdered, for the first time in roughly 10 billion years, he feels something awaken deep within him. Is he actually capable of feelings for a human being? The very thought disturbs him. The murder attracts the attention of LAPD homicide detective Chloe Dancer, who finds herself both repulsed and fascinated by Lucifer. At the same time, God's emissary, the angel Amenadiel, has been sent to Los Angeles to convince Lucifer to return to Hell. But with the City of Angels at his feet and a newfound purpose, Lucifer's having too much fun to go back now.
Based on the comic book series by:
Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar
Lauren German as Chloe Decker
Lesley-Ann Brandt as Maze
D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel
Rachael Harris as Kim Martin
Kevin Alejandro as Dan
Scarlett Estevez as Trixie
Upon leaving hell Lucifer Morningstar retreats to Los Angeles for a more exciting life. When the murder of a friend connects him with LAPD detective Chloe Decker, Lucifer becomes intrigued with the idea of punishing criminals, sending the devil himself into a struggle between good and evil.
First off, we already had a chance to watch this pilot episode at the San Diego Comic-Con 2015. And, yeah, I am so glad that we got an advance screening of this new series. Based on the comic book series by Vertigo, the show basically follows Lucifer as he leaves Hell, and decides to reside in Los Angeles. Just in this first episode, it was filled with elements of drama, suspense, humor, and, of course, the paranormal/supernatural.
Lucifer has the knack to reveal the deepest and darkest desires of people which is pretty humorous, especially in the way Lucifer's charm can coax it out of people. After the death of a friend, he is introduced to detective Chloe Decker. However, Lucifer doesn't seem to have any kid of effect on her. No wonder he's fascinated with her. And, the investigation continues. They both want to find the answers to the murder, so now, they end up helping each other.
Tom Ellis brings out the charming, witty, funny character with ease. The pilot episode introduces the audience to several of the characters that intertwined with Lucifer. However, I did see that was a cast change for the character Dan, Chloe's ex & Trixie's father. Either way, both actors fit the character of Dan. I enjoyed the "playful" banter between Lucifer and detective Chloe Decker. Lucifer seems to be at odds since Chloe is not affected by his charms. Morever, Lucifer's charms on everyone else is so hilarious! I'm definitely excited to watch more.
For now, here's a sneak peek at Episode 2 - "Lucifer, Stay. Good Devil"
Mondays 9/8 C on Fox