Lucifer Season 1 – A Devilishly Charming Blend of Crime and the Supernatural

by Samy
Published: Last Updated on 7 minutes read

Lucifer Season 1 introduces viewers to a modern interpretation of the Devil, who abandons Hell for the glamour of Los Angeles. This review explores the series’ engaging premise, character dynamics, and its success in combining crime-solving with supernatural elements based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg for DC Comics‘ Vertigo imprint.

Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis), the Devil, becomes bored with his life in Hell and decides to retire to Los Angeles. There, he opens a luxurious nightclub and becomes involved in solving crimes, forming unexpected connections with humans and celestial beings along the way.


Content Warning for the TV show: Violence is common, and there are lots of shootings and bloody wounds. Fans of the comic-book story will want to tune in, but it’s best suited for older teens.
As there are also mentions and images of sex/ scenes, drugs, alcohol and other topics. Swearing is very common during the show.


DC Comics Lucifer Season 1 – TV Show Review

Lucifer Season 1

Characters/Performance

Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar: Ellis’ performance is a standout, capturing the complexities of Lucifer’s character, from his devilish charm to moments of vulnerability. I have no idea how else to describe it besides him putting himself perfectly in the role of the Devil.

Lauren German as Chloe Decker: German portrays Chloe as a determined and grounded character, providing a solid counterpart to Lucifer’s flamboyance.
I see Chloe’s ex-partner, Dan, prior as Duche, but he also has great moments when it counts for Chloe, especially for Trixie as his daughter.
I especially love their daughter Trixie (Scarlett Estevez); she’s excellent for the 7-year-old (in the first season).

Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen (Maze) is just amazing. She portrays Maze, a demon and ally of the Devil, in such a perfect way. Her character adds an intriguing dynamic to the ensemble cast and fits perfectly, and I might even love her more than Lucifer. She’s a very significant, strong female character.

Themes and Atmosphere

The series explores themes of redemption and the concept of free will, especially with the Devil, a former angel who grapples with his own choices and morality. One would say the Devil would not have such things, but the show tells very much otherwise.
The supernatural elements, including the Devil, Angels, Demons, and Heaven and Hell, added to the show, opening its way to celestial mythology. In the show, Lucifer is often called the Morningstar or Lightbearer.

Pros:

  • Tom Ellis’s Charismatic Performance: Ellis brings charisma and wit to the character of the Devil, making him a compelling and entertaining protagonist.
  • A blend of Genres: The series effectively merges the crime procedural genre with supernatural elements, offering a fresh take on both.
  • Character Dynamics: The interactions between celestial beings and humans, particularly Lucifer’s dynamic with LAPD detective Chloe Decker, add depth and humor to the narrative.

Cons:

  • Procedural Predictability: At times, the crime-solving aspect of the show can follow predictable procedural patterns, which might feel formulaic to viewers familiar with similar genres.
  • Early Pacing: Some viewers may find the earlier episodes slower in building the overarching narrative, as the series establishes its characters and premise.

Conclusion

A distinctive world where crime-solving meets the supernatural was successfully established, driven by Tom Ellis’s captivating portrayal of the Devil. The series balances procedural elements, character development, and celestial intrigue.

The characters are hilarious and just great in their performance, which gives the show a funny character.

Recommendation

This season is recommended for those who enjoy crime procedurals with a supernatural twist, witty dialogues, and character-driven narratives. It provides a devilishly entertaining introduction to a world where the boundaries between Heaven and Hell blur.
Be open for Lucifer as this excellent character and great dialogue; you’re good to go.

Rating

9 out of 10

For me, the first season was such a great experience. Would I watch it again? – Yes.

Final Thoughts

The show sets with season 1 the stage for a unique and engaging series, blending crime-solving with supernatural elements. Tom Ellis’s charismatic performance and the intriguing character dynamics make it a standout entry in the crime procedural genre with a devilish twist.
It has a great story, fantastic characters, witty dialogue, and a great show overall.


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2 comments

Kit @ Metaphors and Moonlight December 9, 2023 - 5:38 am

I loved this show! Well, not the last season, but the others! A lot of fun, and they did make Lucifer a really interesting and entertaining character.

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Samy December 9, 2023 - 12:23 pm

Yes, that’s so true!
I only watched 4 seasons and didn’t really like the 4th too much. Fox did a better job than Netflix imo

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