Thursday, February 23, 2017

JASMINE's THOUGHTS on Lucifer Season 2

*About the Show*
L.A. is hotter than ever...

Based upon the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo, from DC Entertainment, Lucifer is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles, where he has teamed up with LAPD detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) to take down criminals.

Charming, charismatic and devilishly handsome, Lucifer has a way of manipulating people into confessing their deepest, darkest secrets, which helps Chloe deliver justice. But Lucifer quickly discovered that Chloe makes him vulnerable. When he's around her, the devil can bleed like anyone else. It's a truly scary realization that doesn't sit well with his best friend, Mazikeen aka Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt), a fierce demon in the form of a beautiful young woman. Maze wants nothing more than to leave Los Angeles and get back to her life in Hell, but Lucifer is having one helluva good time with the mortals, and she is not about to leave him behind.

At the end of Season One, Chloe watched Lucifer die, only to come back to life, causing more confusion over who he really is. Meanwhile, her estranged husband, Dan (Kevin Alejandro), who is also an LAPD detective, came clean about his involvement in a corrupt case - jeopardizing not only his job, but also their relationship.

In Season Two, Lucifer and his brother, Amenadiel (DB Woodside), who have been sparring over Lucifer's resistance to returning to the underworld, will now be brought back together for one common goal - to find their mother, Charlotte (Tricia Helfer, Battlestar Galactica), who escaped Hell. After all, Lucifer doesn't take after his dad, so the parent he does resemble is sure to be quite terrifying. Lucifer's work with the LAPD also is upended when the police force hires Ella Lopez (Aimee Garcia, The George Lopez Show), a smart, tough forensic scientist whose mutual belief in both faith and science proves a point of interest to Lucifer.

With mom on the loose, Dr. Linda Martin (Rachael Harris), who has become not only a therapist, but also a confidante to Lucifer, will surely have a lot of advice to dole out. And, by the time she's done with them, she may need a therapist of her own.

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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
Tricia Helfer as Charlotte
Aimee Garcia as Ella Lopez
Scarlett  Estevez as Trixie


*My Thoughts*

What a second season! Oh, the fun and adventure continues for Lucifer and Chloe! Now, their adventures include mother dearest...the goddess of creation! Lucifer definitely has a lot on his plate...haha! Doc Martin knows the truth...and she has a lot to "wrap" her head around everything that has been revealed to her. Character development continues...and it keeps getting interesting. The humor continues to balance out the drama. Tricia Helfer is a great addition to the cast. Love her character! Stuck in Los Angeles with humans, Mother God has to adjust to living life on Earth. All the while, we can see where Lucifer gets his funny wit and personality traits from. Amenadiel, on the other hand, is feeling the crushing truth of the consequences of his actions. He, too, must adjust to becoming mortal. Maze is struggling to figure out who and what she is in this life on Earth.

Lots of character development for all of these characters. Truths are revealed...and Lucifer and Chloe's relationship is moving along. However, there are a few obstacles that they have to overcome in order to figure out what this relationship is between the two. Completely how they interact with each other and how the cast fit their characters. Funny how Dan and Lucifer have to work together, despite how they feel about each other...haha! But, both their "love" for Chloe is what keeps them at a compromise.

All in all, this season was filled with Lucifer's humor and antics, as well as solving crime.  Every character has established their own identities as to who they are and what they want. We even got introduced to another angel! Yup! We definitely got a taste of some "divine intervention;" however, it doesn't mean it was all good. Anyways, a little bit of Heaven and Hell definitely adds to the whole theme of Lucifer being the first fallen angel and the Lord of Hell. Well, next season will be very interesting as we learn more about the "miracle" that Chloe was revealed to be. What is her "part" in God's plan. Will we meet Him in this coming next season!

Yup! That's right! Lucifer has been renewed for a third season! Yes!

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