In all honesty, I am very surprised that I haven’t already written a review for Lucifer before. But now that Part 1 of season 5 is finally out and I’ve managed to finish binge-watching it, here’s what I thought!
I still remember how I felt at the end of season 4, I had a sinking feeling with a hole in my heart. Lucifer had gone back to hell 😦 . But when I got the notification on Netflix that Season 5 was going to be out on Netflix soon, I was more excited than I thought possible. And then the trailer came out, and it left me feeling anxious about the arrival of “Michael”, Lucifer’s twin brother! I didn’t want to watch a couple of episodes of impersonation. Thankfully, the show surprised me!
But before I get into specifics, Lucifer is an American Fantasy TV Series following the story of the Devil aka Lucifer Morningstar who abandons hell and come to LA to run his very own nightclub and ends up becoming a consultant for the LAPD assisting Detective Decker. By the time you’re watching season 5, things have changed delightfully. The Devil is in love with the detective, the Detective was actually a gift from God meant for the Devil as a part of a bigger plan, an Angel (Amenadiel) is also in LA and he has a kid with a human and a lot more.
Season 5 sees the arrival of jealous twin brother Michael in LA looking to make sure that Lucifer stays in hell and when that doesn’t work out, looking to make sure that things go as wrong as possible.
Tom Ellis stole my heart with his performance and the rest of the cast along with Lauren German, D.B. Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Kevin Alejandro, Rachael Harris, and Aimee Garcia perform no less.
The first 8 episodes of the season that have come out are as fun as you’d expect with several moments that we’ve been looking forward to for a couple of seasons now. There are of course several subplots that in this season grow to take more importance as well. The actual crime cases aren’t as interesting but feel almost more like a required addition that they had to put in. The black and white episode in between, that one almost put me off the show. What I did love were the last two episodes. Those almost made up for everything else and kept me hooked and eager. And I am not even kidding when I say that I was pining for the rest of the season when I arrived at the end.
The season isn’t a complete fail and I am looking forward to the rest of it for an epic finale! Oh, and I hear that season 6 will be the final one!
I’d give it a 4/5 and recommend seeing it through!