Lucifer

Lucifer

Jan. 25, 2016
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Seasons and episodes

1Season 1 Jan. 25, 2016
2Season 2 Sep. 19, 2016
3Season 3 Oct. 02, 2017
4Season 4 May. 08, 2019
5Season 5 Aug. 21, 2020

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Cast

Tom Ellis isLucifer Morningstar
Lucifer Morningstar
Lauren German isChloe Decker
Chloe Decker
Kevin Alejandro isDaniel
Daniel "Dan" Espinoza
D.B. Woodside isAmenadiel
Amenadiel
Lesley-Ann Brandt isMazikeen
Mazikeen "Maze"
Scarlett Estevez isBeatrice
Beatrice "Trixie" Espinoza
Rachael Harris isLinda Martin
Linda Martin

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Synopsis

Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles, where he has teamed up with LAPD detective Chloe Decker to take down criminals. But the longer he’s away from the underworld, the greater the threat that the worst of humanity could escape.

Lucifer season 1 and season 2 review

For everyone. The show moves the soul. A tale of the appealing power of evil and the healing power of love.

We are definitely living in an era of television renaissance. For some time NOW, TV stations have been racing to come up with ever-better stories for their viewers. I’d like to tell you about the show I’ve been involved in lately. He is the American “Lucifer”. When I saw an advertisement for the show on one of the TV stations flying quite late, I thought (the name Lucifer obliges, though) that it must be some kind of horror movie. I am afraid of horror in general, and most of all – I was raised in the Catholic faith – I am afraid of stories about Satan and the evil incarnate. Maybe my overwhelming fear is also motivated by the fact that I have been afraid of the dark for quite a long time, and anyone who has been through it probably knows this horror and the feeling of even being metarized by something that accompanies that fear. But I just had to finish something for work, and I like to have the TV on at the time, and I happen to have this channel on ……

“Lucifer” turned out to be a crime story with fantasy elements. The series tells The Story of Lucifer Morningstar (star Zaranna), a fallen angel (son of God) who is commanded to rule hell, but he has had enough of it, goes on vacation, and resides in Los Angeles , where he runs the Lux nightclub with his sidekick demon (beautiful Mazikeen). The protagonist is introduced when, as a result of a murder committed at his club, he meets the lovely Police Detective Chloe Decker. A puzzling thread of understanding quickly develops between the two, wanting to explain the motives behind the killing, and the two begin to work together to solve the case – which, of course, ends in success. However, the detective cannot get rid of her annoying new acquaintance, with whom her paths cross at subsequent crime scenes. Wanting not to, she has to work with him to solve crime mysteries. This is more or less a summary of the show, which can also be found in the media. I think this summary is based on the contesting of the show by some religious groups for – in their opinion – the misleading way that this show shows the people of the devil. Lucifer from the show is a hellishly handsome, brilliant man with a British accent and elegance, whose – despite numerous VIPs – addiction to sex, alcohol and drugs (in quantities that a normal man would have long ago sent to that world) is simply impossible not to like. The main characters are presented with a high dose of humour (I honestly write, I haven’t had this much fun in a while).

But Lucifer Morningstar doesn’t hide that he’s the devil. In fact, he’s talking about it all left and right, and nobody believes him. Even his own psychiatrist, to whom he complains about his problems with his “father.” To everyone without exception, he’s just another rich L. A. freak. The Lucifer in the series, even shown in his demonic form, does not seem as scary as they paint him in the church. In an era of TV shows like “Outcast” and “The Exorcist” and easy access to pornography, it’s doubtful that in the real world, even a child would be frightened by the characters depicted in the series. In fact, he seems most terrifying in his human form in moments of anger or contempt for humans and their nature. To be honest, after watching the first few episodes, when I had a bit of a laugh, I started to feel a little bit sorry for the show’s writers for making it so smoothed out and that there was nothing to expect from the show again, “Rosemary’s baby.”

Of course, the secular use of the character of Lucifer to entertain Gawker outraged conservative groups. They treat the show as a consumerist mockery for all the sanctity of the views they believe in. So I will probably outrage them even more (those who know my sense of humour will quickly forgive me), because I believe that this show should be shown to young people in high schools to discuss issues related to the essence of good and evil. At least it won’t be as boring as analysing some old-fashioned school reading or theological books and working out ideas.

By the seventh episode of the first season, there was a breakthrough in me about how the plot was handled and how it was understood. I don’t know if this was a deliberate intent by the show’s writers on the issues I will describe below, or if this is my exclusive personal opinion of the person who did something about it.

I felt a sense of gratitude to the writers that everything on screen is just the way it is. Which came as a surprise to me, I began to catch myself thinking so absurdly metaphysical, how I understand good and Evil, How I understand words in memory (just words?) soul, redemption, Satan, God, existence. Do I even think about it, and do I believe in it in the first place? Or does he just want to have a laugh and hang out for a while? Perhaps it is my boredom of the consistent routine of what I know on screen that scares me the most?

After watching the first two seasons, you can outline some of the main plot threads that seemingly separate into one piece –and they are about the essence and limits of individualism (or how one wants free will). The first is a thread of “Heaven’s displeasure” that Lucifer has been out of hell for so long. The Problem is getting worse, because at the end of the day someone has to look after the business downstairs and deal with punishing the sinners, which you don’t see very much of to anyone. The angel Amanidel – Lucifer’s brother-sent to Lucifer clearly indicates to him the will of his father to return to his work immediately. But Lucifer doesn’t think to comply. Like humans, he wants to exercise his free will, defining his place among the people on earth as his home, which he will not hesitate to fight for. Yes, Lucifer, although he despises humans as beings below his level, he also finds them to be the most alike. I feel with them an unimaginative, enigmatic Tower, which is most evident in him in his relationship with Detective Chloe Decker. This bond causes Lucifer, despite his divine origin, to be deadly sometimes in the series – and thus vulnerable to bullets from firearms, but also to feeling human emotions that he does not understand and is often lost in them (hence visits to the psychiatric office). Amanidel, seeing this in his brother, says something like this: you,who love to have control over everything and everyone, decide for yourself, lose (through emotion) control over events. The second thread that can annoy religious relationships is the show’s portrayal of Lucifer as someone who is tired and irritated by the fact that people identify him with evil and blame him for all wickedness and God for his failures. Lucifer says something like this to all the bad people he encounters: don’t blame me for getting a ticket to hell, you have free will, whether I was whispering to you to kill that man or sleep with that woman. You made up your mind. Don’t blame it on me. He stresses, therefore, that every man has free will and decides his own life. As long as the ball is in play, a change of course is possible. At the same time, he fails to notice that his gift for drawing out of people their innermost desires, and his so-called small favors for all around, bring misery to The Gifted. Lucifer says to a young woman about to be killed in his club: “don’t blame me for getting a little confused, I just met you with that sweating producer, you were supposed to work with him, not go to bed.”At another time to a young artist – “I helped you avoid jail, it was not my intention that someone innocent you framed would go to prison for you.”Another said:”I just gave you this option, not another one.” Etc, etc. Lucifer also doesn’t hesitate to punish people while they’re alive.

At the same time, however, he tries to break out of the web of intrigues and deals that exist between the different camps and the personal ambitions of individual members of his divine family. The Prince of Darkness manipulates and is himself manipulated. He also makes a dangerous deal with his father, hoping that he will somehow get away with it later, and ultimately that his father will give it to the exiled favorite.

Lucifer’s attitude towards his father and divinity is also an important thread throughout the story. It is very skilfully and gently developed throughout the episodes. This relationship is explored when he and Detective Decker solve a series of criminal mysteries. Lucifer, who is very self-centered, sees parallels in the behavior of scrolling characters and events, with his personal situation. This came to me during episode seven, when Lucifer is trying to figure out who and why stole his angel wings. Wings that he cut off himself, but which he kept for some reason, as if he didn’t want to completely cut himself off from his past. Wings, which he eventually decides to burn.

In episode seven, Lucifer also reveals to Amanidel that he has added to his list of problems to include mortality and a gun allergy. Amandiel, realizing the importance of his words, replies that it is a message to him that if Lucifer does not decide to voluntarily return to hell, it is enough for Amanidel that he will wait until some human thug kills Lucifer and then he will automatically return to hell. Thanks to her perceptiveness, Amanidel also discovers something else in Lucifer in a moment so played and shown that every time I watch it it also causes me a stir and lasts literally a second. This is the moment Chloe Decker is approached by Lucifer’s brother. I call it the Lucifer disarmament moment. Lucifer quickly realizes that this second of weakness has revealed to his brother yet another secret of his weight far exceeding the slip about mortality. But he thinks that since he can’t name it himself, his brother doesn’t understand it either.

Lucifer also shows his attitude towards Amanidel. It is evident that despite being aware of the dangers posed by his family members, Lucifer has maintained an open and loving attitude, which is evident when he embraces his brother in conversation.

In the story of a quarrel between his father, a restaurant owner, and his son suspected of his murder in order to take over scheda, Lucifer presents his attitude of complete defiance towards his father by telling Chloe: I don’t think this boy wanted to poison his father by meeting him years later, I think he was thinking of something much dumber-reconciliation.

In the next episode, when a priest asks for help in the fight against a drug gang, he at first refuses, saying that the priest represents everything he despises for him, and then decides to take the case only to find out the sins and weaknesses of the priest, and possibly depravate him. The priest, seeing Lucifer’s advances, tells him that he very much resembles him from when he himself was young. He was a musician, and he carried all this rebellion within him, but there was a tragedy that, instead of moving him away from God, brought him closer to him. The priest, in an attempt to distance Lucifer’s attempts from himself, tells him that he definitely plays the piano better than he does. Lucifer, who loves music, allows the priest to play first by himself and then play the piano with him. Lucifer then realizes that he will not break the priest and accepts him for who he is and befriends him. Music is an important part of this production, the one in the background, but also performed by the main character (Lucifer, as a showman, plays the piano and sings well). Through music, the main character expresses how he perceives himself. In addition, Music allows him to relate to what is going on around him and within him. This is when, after the death of his friend the priest, the saddened instinctively chooses the same song that the priest has played in order to distance himself from his temptation. And it’s also when, after killing his brother to make us aware of his despair, he plays Metallica’s “Unforgiven.”

Before his death, the priest tells Lucifer that he did not understand why God had set Lucifer’s fate in his way,but now he understood that it was he who had been set in his way (that is, Lucifer’s way). The main character then realizes that the priest knew who Lucifer really was. Lucifer, although the priest’s youthful rebellion is meant to mean his rebellion, and the tragedy of losing a friend does not use as an opportunity for him to be closer to God, his response becomes an even greater rebellion. Lucifer’s Problem is that even when he relates people’s situation to his relationship with his father, when asked if he identifies with them, he replies that he sees a complete difference. He is constantly put in certain situations where he has hints about how he can get closer to his father again, but each time he rejects it. Sometimes it seems to me that he does this as part of a rebellion – a total defiance to do what his father wanted. Sometimes, however, it seems to me that he still wishes to reconcile with his relationship with his father, but is unable to see or comprehend the signs that the other side has already reached out to him. And this is where we get to the point where we discover who or what Lucifer really is, and as much as we feel sorry for him, we know that he is unable to go beyond the role in which he was cast. In the episode, when he solves a mystery of ritual murders by interrupting a Black Mass, he says that the participants make a mockery of him that none of what they represent resembles him. He asks them where their free will is and says that his philosophy is to rebel. He considers himself to be a good being who completely disapproves of evil, and yet he is identified with evil. He’s tired of pretending otherwise and taking the blame for all the cruelty and villainy in the world. He doesn’t understand why others don’t understand it and he doesn’t appreciate that he’s fighting for their freedom.

He almost gives up and says that he is ready to return to hell to the role assigned to him by his dear daddy, only to be himself again in a moment. So what defines Lucifer? It is perhaps best described by Chloe Decker herself when speaking to “Detective mendy,” presenting a profile of him as a suspect in the commission of a crime. Imagine if you don’t know him, it’s like describing him. A nightclub owner who claims to be the devil. The only thing that drives him is desire. He just wouldn’t shoot another man like that. Watch Lucifer online free.

Unsatisfactory desire is everything that motivates Lucifer’s actions. It is the reason for his rejection of stupidity and boredom, the fuel that drives him to stay on the move, to seek new arousal and to satisfy his lowest urges without any inhibitions from his worst motives-desires that are usually deeply hidden to normal people. (Lucifer: “I chose Los Aneles because of its mild climate, porn stars and good Mexican cuisine.” ). For bystanders, the main symptom of Lucifer’s lust is his sexual impotence. In the series, we often see him in situations involving sex, which is his motivation. To a young boy who happens to deliver pizzas to his apartment where the orgy is taking place, he asks if he has ever had a chance like in the movies to have his work day end with participating in an orgy and before the elevator door slams shut he pulls the boy inside. People who know him better, such as Chloe, also perceive his desire as an unbridled passion. Lucifer doesn’t stay in existence, he gives him Movement. For us viewers, who already know him a little, we know that this desire cannot be satisfied, that there is an incredible void and senseless behind it, into which, like this boy, he draws everyone who accepts his offer.

Lucifer tries to quench this desire when Chloe is around, but even then it is still deep within him, constantly converting. His dark nature craves a physical relationship with Chloe, and he cares about her on the other hand, scaring him into dragging her into the void she is in-making him a hostage to human emotions. When her life is in danger, she begs her father for help and makes a deal with him for her life. The deal opens up another contradiction in Lucifer. It puts him in the dilemma of whether he can put his love for his father over his love for a human woman. Constantly referring to his father, Lucifer reveals that even as a fallen angel, he never stopped loving his father. A jealous Lucifer asks the priest if God answers him when he prays. Because, as he sadly admits: he never answers to me again. Of his feelings for Chloe, Lucifer, not being human, cannot name. It completely surprises him, and it moves us every time we see the tension coming from his face when Chloe is by his side. The deal has a second bottom, the consequence of Lucifer’s fulfilment of the deal is that he will follow his father’s will. Which his denial-filled nature can’t agree on. The consequence of not fulfilling the contract, which Amanidel himself did not think of, is that God could take the life of Chloe at any moment, who would then be taken to Heaven, which he has no chance of. Watch lucifer online free.

Finally, on screen, we hear a key speech from the mouth of a suicidal murderer, who speaks to Chloe. You think I chose to make it all work out this way. Free Will is just an illusion. We think we’re free, being pulled by strings all the time. You’ll see for yourself.

In” Lucifer, ” every character, from episodic to supporting and foreground, is in fact under the shadow of the unknown, whether what he is now saying or doing is the result of his conscious will, or is merely a puppet in the hands of God and his plan. Lucifer rejects this plan, denies his father the right to decide for him, and rebuffs him. He takes up the fight even though the outcome is a foregone conclusion. Lucifer is unable to reject the rebellion because it was his rebellion that was part of God’s plan. Watch Lucifer free online.

The series asks questions: do we believe in personal evil? Are we able to comprehend its essence and importance in the pursuit of good.

Lucifer to Chloe: do you believe I am the devil? No. But you believe in things like that. I don’t believe in Devils and angels, heaven and hell. But I believe there is such a thing as good and evil. Are you afraid of me? No.

Chloe says this, not realizing that the one who asks is pure evil.

The most beautiful and meaningful to me is the scene from almost the end of the second season. After Lucifer learns the truth about Chloe. For a moment, we see Lucifer as a disembodied character, and shown through snapshots of what happened in subsequent episodes. The only thing we hear then is the breath of someone swimming inertia in deep water and doing everything they can to keep it from sinking. Watch Lucifer free online.

Lucifer season 4 review

The king is Dead, Long Live The King! After the Fox network butchered the Lucifer series, it ended up in the hands of Netflix. And whatever the case, it was a good change.

For a long time there was a distaste for the previous third season of the television series Lucifer. FOX, unsure why, decided to lengthen the season to 22 episodes with no idea at all. So we got a lot of poor quality episodes, with only a few of them able to live up to fans ‘ expectations. Consciously or not, the network killed off the show and the decision to delete it was pretty obvious. But the showroom was hit by Netflix, which took the unruly Lucifer under its wing. There were natural concerns that, despite seemingly hitting the right hands, the show might still be quilting storylines down in an even more grotesque way than the season before. Netflix, after all, has a knack for serials; the problem is that not all of them and some of the new ones appear to be complete monsters. Lucky for Lucifer, that didn’t happen. The streaming giant has decided to pull the best out of the three series so far, which is mainly the lightness of telling the whole story, while adding a lot from itself. First of all, no one had a problem doing what FOX avoided – betting on character development along with events. After all, we remember perfectly well that for these three seasons, the differences in the main character’s behavior between the first and third seasons were virtually unknown. The detective was as flat as a surfboard, the detective as straight as Hodor from Game Of Thrones, and Amenadiel as naive as a child. One exception to this little devil cauldron was Maze, whose every on-screen appearance in the third season immediately raised the quality of the episode. There was little to suggest that she was the only one who kept the show as such. Fortunately, we can forget about it now.

The latest season has not been a reboot of the entire series, though in a way it can also be treated that way. The writers eventually skillfully pulled the threads from the previous season, developing them beautifully. Yes, at the beginning there were mistakes – especially the assembly (bad cuts, suddenly fading light, etc.), but with each episode, the show grew. Admittedly, the issues of the week have not been given up, but now, as ever, they have served to highlight some of the qualities (and flaws) of the main characters (yes, not just Lucifer!) and the main themes of this season. And those-for 10 episodes, there were quite a few. From the attempts to deal with Lucifer’s devilish incarnation, through the appearance of the frivolous Eve, through the racist thread (very successful anyway), to the birth of the Nephilim (though this name is not mentioned once here) and the final battle with the Demons. In this cauldron, the creators didn’t shy away from funny one-liners, easter eggs or references to other productions (The “Teenage mutant Ninja angel baby” issue amuses me until now). They sometimes trolled their viewers, letting them know for most of the episode that its plot was stupid, as in many episodes of the previous season, to give us a simple, non-complicated kick that completely changed our perspective.

The most important, of course, was Lucifer. As if he was still the same self-obsessed narcissist, who could not be reached by any rational argument, but with every passing turn there was a lot of change in him. A greater focus on the psychology of the characters is something that this series has sorely lacked, and which it has finally managed to show in a condensed way, whether literally or using musical metaphors. However, the opening of the first episode immediately indicated that this Lucifer would be completely different to what we remembered him. Sure, he still doesn’t shy away from alcohol, drugs and a huge amount of sex, but in the end his devil face isn’t just an empty cliché and a dungeon. It finally gave us a chance to see in full just how dangerous and dangerous he is. The creators on these occasions served us some nice fight scenes with really good choreography, which was also a huge plus. Finally, the devil was the real devil! And it has to be acknowledged that those moments had tremendous power.

For the first time, one of the main themes may have been Lucifer’s relationship with Detective Decker. In the end, she managed to get it right, which is a credit to Lauren German in particular for her acting skills. In places it still appeared like an acting tabula rasa, but there were far fewer such moments than there used to be. Her “affair” with a priest, redemption of guilt, and dealing with the devil’s incarnation of Lucifer were good additions to the character development. This made her relationship with the main character more believable than ever before.

The immutable good remains Maze, which for a demon is in some ways an insult. Each of her appearances on screen added a certain charm, humor or, in rare moments, a hint of horror. The scenes of her brief “friendship” with Dan Espinoza were among the best of the series. Speaking of which, he wasn’t the same detective We remember. Now he is a character who is caught between his hatred of Lucifer (which, after all, has almost unpleasant consequences) and the immense pain of losing Charlotte. This caused him to make a number of simple and often stupid mistakes that could have had a tragic effect. In all this, it seemed unnecessary to throw in the thread of romance between him and Ella, who, by the way, has been experiencing a breakdown in faith in God for almost the entire season, which happened to be one of the weaker moments of the season.

In the end, I leave Amenadiel and Linda behind. Their plot to have a child seemed to be one of the worst the writers had come up with. But as I mentioned earlier, there was a method to this madness that led to a thrilling finale.

And then there is Eve – a character like Helen of Troy (I realise that this is a comparison firmly on the rise), bringing a huge amount of confusion to almost all the characters. The decidedly ambiguous Eve, through her supposed naivety and desire for eternal fun after thousands of years in heaven, leads to many difficult situations, which are not without impact on the subsequent events and development of the characters.

In the end, one thing should be said – this season has had a power that no reasonable person could have expected. Condensing the plot to 10 episodes with good script, nice special effects (finally!), cool character development, better pictures and good fight scenes gave us the kind of Lucifer we’ve wanted to see for a long time. And it would be a mistake at this stage to delete the show again, because Netflix – as I hope they realise there-has got an ugly, mangled duckling that has just begun to turn into a beautiful, demonic Swan. He just needs to be helped.

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Lucifer season 5

To be continued…

Lucifer season 5 release date: 21 August 2020.

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Original title Lucifer
TMDb Rating 8.3 2,783 votes
First air date Jan. 25, 2016
Last air date May. 08, 2019
Seasons 5
Episodes 68
Average Duration 45 minutes

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