TV Review: Lucifer S1E3 The Would-Be Prince of Darkness
An up-and-coming quarterback calls Lucifer after finding a corpse in his pool; Lucifer asks Chloe to help investigate, which leads them into the world of big-money sports.
Lucifer has been getting better and better with each episode, surprising me at the quality of the series. The first two episodes would make you think that the series is the normal police procedural, but this third episode spins that perception a bit as Lucifer reflects on himself and his purpose on the planet.
In a weird way, Lucifer is a police procedural mixed with a superhero story and a nice dose of wicked humor.
It’s creating its own formula, much different from what I expected, and that’s a good thing.
At the center, Tom Ellis as the main character is the draw. His delivery of lines, along with his smile, is enough to keep me coming back. He’s a blast to watch as he delivers a performance of a character that should be completely unlikeable, but somehow is someone you’re cheering for in weird ways.
But, what I’m enjoying most is not just Ellis’ performance, but how it feels like it’s having fun with it all. Rachael Harris returns for each episode, so far, as a shrink that Lucifer isn’t just baring his soul to, but also his… more private parts. Lauren German as Chloe is a detective that Lucifer finds intriguing and also trying to figure out exactly who and what Lucifer is.
And that’s what this series is really about, Lucifer trying to figure out who he is, and what his role is. Is he the devil? Is he an avenging angel? Is he somewhere in between?
Three episodes in and I’m enjoying the series much more than I expected. It has style and a sense of humor that has me wanting to come back for more and more.
Overall Rating: 8.3