New TV show “Lucifer” gives the devil a chance at life in the real world

Cara Vollbrecht, Staff Writer

With clever remarks and witty sarcasm, FOX’s new show “Lucifer” puts a new spin on the classic redemption story by making the most unredeemable character the one that is redeemed: the devil himself. The show is based on the comic book series “Lucifer” from DC Comics, and while currently in its first season, the show has already been confirmed for a second season.

Tom Ellis plays the role of Lucifer Morningstar with fiendish delight, and showcases both his acting and singing skills while on the show. Lucifer’s character is complex, as he is dealing with existential crises and a shift in his immortal being, which Ellis plays seamlessly.

The humor mixed with the compelling plot add up to a very interesting and somewhat twisted show that audiences will enjoy each episode.”

— Cara Vollbrecht

Lucifer, the main character, has run away from hell to take a vacation in Los Angeles. Of course, he is needed in hell, and his brother angel Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside), is desperately trying to get him to return to his realm.  

Lucifer befriends a detective for the LAPD named Chloe Decker (Lauren German), after a murder involved one of his friends/clients. He decides to help out with other investigations, which primarily involves himself in some way. One of his abilities is making people tell him their darkest desires, seeing that he is the literal devil.

The redemption comes from the angle that the show takes on why the devil was sent to hell. The idea is that Lucifer was the favorite of the angels, so he was the best option for taking care of the souls in hell. Therefore, he didn’t do anything wrong to necessarily betray God, but he felt unreasonably punished nonetheless. This adds more depth to the character of Lucifer, showing that he isn’t necessarily evil incarnate, but that he has some sort of empathy deep within him.

Personally, “Lucifer” is one of my favorite new TV shows that’s actually on TV, and seeing that I primarily watch shows on Netflix, that’s saying a lot. The humor mixed with the compelling plot add up to a very interesting and somewhat twisted show that audiences will enjoy each episode. I’d love to give it a 10/10, but there are some clichés and tropes thrown in, so overall it’s a solid 9/10. Those who like drama, crime shows, comedy, or anything in between will thoroughly enjoy watching this devilish new show.