TV Review: Lucifer S1E2 Lucifer, Stay. Good Devil.
Chloe gets help from Lucifer on the investigation into the death of a movie star’s son who was killed while dodging paparazzi. Meanwhile, Maze and Amenadiel continue to urge Lucifer to return to hell.
Lucifer is a really fun series so far, and that’s mostly because of actor Tom Ellis in the title role. This second episode has Lucifer coming to the realization that he’s changing a bit in his new job and on Earth, and some of that’s very fun.
There’s something devilish and cheeky about the series. It has the devil seeing a shrink, while also doing everything he wants. He’s pure id, smoking pot in front of cops, resolving situations the way he wants.
The series could be the standard police procedural, and a lot of it is, but it’s Ellis’ performance that makes the show fun and entertaining. Ellis is the devil incarnate, smooth, sly, and delivering his lines with a smile that you can’t help be entertained. He’s absolutely perfectly cast, and the only other role I can see him is possibly Loki. There’s something very similar between the two.
The episode does an excellent job at fleshing out it’s characters, Lucifer, Chloe, Trixie. We’re still getting to know them, and there’s some solid work in that area building out a mystery.
The plot of each episode, that’s somewhat forgettable. It’s Ellis that’s the draw here, and he has me coming back for more.
Overall Rating: 8.2