There’s more to Netflix’s ‘Lucifer’ than just British actor Tom Ellis’ devilish grin and smouldering good looks.
‘Lucifer’ is based on the Sandman, a DC comic character which was originally created by Neil Gaiman and Sam Keith among others. ‘Lucifer’ was inspired by the comic books character but was heavily rewritten for the series that follows him as the king of hell.
Who was Lucifer and how does his story play out in the show?
- What the Netflix series is all about
- This is why you should watch Netflix’s ‘Lucifer’
- It’s pure fantasy drama that you shouldn’t miss
The real Lucifer might have a biblical meaning, but the protagonist of Netflix’s fantasy television series leads a slightly different life. Lucifer was the fallen angel who was banished to hell, after betraying God, but the show depicts a somewhat-different version.
The show revolves around Lucifer Morningstar (portrayed by Tom Ellis), the devil who abandons Hell for the city of Los Angeles. He runs his own luxurious nightclub, appropriately named LUX, and eventually becomes a consultant for the LAPD.
The show has themes of crime drama on the lines of CSI, but it’s light-hearted and full of sass and humour. Other characters in the show include Lauren German as Detective Chloe Decker and Kevin Alejandro as Detective Dan. There’s also D. B. Woodside as Amenadiel, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen, and Rachael Harris as Dr Linda Martin.
Keep reading to discover what Lucifer stands for and why you should watch the show!
What the Netflix series is all about
In the series, Lucifer Morningstar runs an elitist nightclub, lives in a penthouse, and enjoys a care-free life, until he meets Chloe.
Detective Chloe Decker is a former actress turned LAPD detective who serves as Lucifer’s romantic interest. Lucifer and Chloe have great chemistry and eventually team up to solve murder cases. It’s really fun to see them navigate through it all together!
There are several other supporting characters like Lucifer’s brother Amenadiel, Chloe’s ex-husband Dan, and Lucifer’s personal demon Maze. The series originally ran on FOX until it was cancelled after the premiere of season 3. Netflix saved the show and renewed it for a 4th, 5th, and a final 6th season that will premiere sometime next year.
This is why you should watch Netflix’s ‘Lucifer’
The Netflix series portrays Lucifer as an anti-hero. He’s evil and dangerous and he might do terrible things but he constantly makes attempts (although unknown to him) to be good. Viewers imagine the devil as a symbol of hell and all things evil, but Lucifer dials it down with comic-relief, which makes it a must-watch show!
The writers tiptoe through stories of the occult and make subtle religious references, but ‘Lucifer’ is essentially a cop-drama. It deals with moral dilemmas and the script is brimming with witty jokes. The cast is complete with great performers which makes it really easy for the viewer to binge-watch the episodes.
It isn’t heavily inspired from the comic books so if that’s what you’re looking for, you’re bound to be disappointed. Lucifer’s personality, however, is charming as ever, he’s a fallen angel but has the capacity to feel pain and fight injustice. He’s the devil but he can have a moral conscience too, and the idea presented is quite refreshing!
It’s pure fantasy drama that you shouldn’t miss
If you enjoyed themes of shows like ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘Supernatural’, and the fantasy elements they introduced viewers to, you will enjoy watching Netflix’s ‘Lucifer’. There are angels, demons, demons disguised as bounty hunters, a son of Adam and Eve, and a lot more to get you hooked!
At the same time, there’s police procedural drama as well. There’s underlying themes of forensic science, the events that unfold at a stakeout, and a crime scene, which makes it captivating. Perhaps the best part of the series is its message, that everyone has a little bit of light and dark in them.
The devil, in all his glory, still has his principles, which is the same for the humans around him. Tom Ellis’ irresistible charm is a big plus for the show, his humour is infectious and makes the show worth a watch! The name ‘Lucifer’ might mean trouble and imply negative connotations, but not in the world of this Netflix series!
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