Saturday, March 5, 2016
MY THOUGHTS: Lucifer Season 1 Episode 6 - "Favorite Son"
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 Decker, 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
Lucifer bails on Chloe when he becomes bored with her investigation into a ruthless biker gang murder. Lucifer realizes that something very personal to him was stolen.
Oh boy! It's getting pretty personal, especially when his container is stolen. At first, he doesn't let on that it bothers him. But, throughout the episode, he slowly unravels and he does reveal that stealing his container has definitely rocked him to his core. Now, of course, it is what is inside the container that Lucifer has this urgency to recover.
Although he is having too much fun in L.A., he is also having a lot of fun working with Detective Chloe. However, like a child, when gets bored, he loses interest. But not this time...since this particular homicide case involves something of great importance to him. Now, what could be so important to Lucifer that he gets unhinged!?!
For being the Devil, Lucifer has a lot of issues...lol! He's even going to therapy! Looks like the good doctor therapist has gotten under Lucifer's skin with the mention of a particular name. Of course, she is getting help from Amenadiel. What's also interesting...not only is Lucifer learning and dealing with his own issues, Amenadiel is also learning more about his brother...even though he's manipulating the situation to get Lucifer to go back to Hell. This is just too funny!
All this world building and character development is revealing so much depth to the story...and fun, of course. With every episode, we are learning more about Lucifer and how he is enjoying his "vacation/retirement" from Hell in Los Angeles. This is definitely a side of the Devil that's more human and emotional...haha! And...to compare him to a rebellious child. Hmmm... "if the shoe fits", right!?! It sure seems like it. Not only that...there's that underlying theme of "family matters." It's very interesting and entertaining in how all that is interwoven with each other giving us this amusing series!
Until the next episode!
For now, here's a preview of Episode 7 - "Wingman"