Friday, February 12, 2016
MY THOUGHTS: Lucifer Season 1 Episode 3 - "The Would-Be Prince of Darkness"
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 Dr. Kim Martin
Kevin Alejandro as Dan
Scarlett Estevez as Trixie
When a 22-year-old future superstar quarterback wakes up to find a dead girl floating in his swimming pool, he turns to his friend, Lucifer, for help.
Seems that Lucifer is enjoying his time in Los Angeles...enjoying all his heart's desires. He continues to be fascinated with the every day and average "goings on" that humans enjoy. However, it looks like Lucifer is now a victim of identity theft...haha! In addition to that dilemma, Lucifer is thrust into a murder investigation in which he feels compelled to find justice for the victim. Hmmm...the Devil is helping the innocent. Strange as it seems for this Fallen Angel, Lucifer wants to punish the guilty...haha! But, the end result is justice. Somewhat contradictory for the Lord of Hell...don't ya think?!?
Lucifer is definitely fighting an internal conflict between his fascination with humans and his Devilish nature. His wit and charm suits him whenever he pleases, but he seems to restrain himself when dealing out punishment. Hmmm...Lucifer seems to be more human than he is willing to admit. However, for being the Devil, I'm not seeing much of it. Granted, that he is enjoying his time of retirement/vacation from Hell, but he IS still the Devil. Other than his knack for bring out people's deepest, darkest desires, we saw another, yet very few, side of the Devil dishing out punishment. It seems that Lucifer is turning human...all too quickly.
This lack of seeing the Devil in all his "power" is somewhat disappointing. I see the conflict he has, especially when he seeks "therapy" with Dr. Martin. She is saying some truths about Lucifer even he doesn't want to admit to. I want to see more of the mystical/paranormal side of Lucifer...being a Fallen Angel and such. Since Hell has been left unattended since Lucifer left, we haven't seen much of the repercussions of his absence...yet. Hopefully, we will see it soon. There's a lot of focus on Lucifer's "enjoyment" in Los Angeles, but there's also a lack of the "other" side of it as well.
For now, here's a preview of Episode 4 - "Manly Whatnots"