TV Review: Lucifer S1E4 Manly Whatnots
In an effort to get over his infatuation with Chloe, Lucifer decides that he must seduce her. Meanwhile, the two team up on a missing girl case and Amenadiel confronts Maze about his concerns about Lucifer.
Lucifer has given us an interesting fourth episode that has lots of potential it never quite reaches. The episode involves a missing girl case, but a girl who went missing at a pick up artist event. The episode could be amazing in that it could really dive in to Lucifer and his views on women, which borderlines at times in the MRA/pick up artist worldviews.
The episode touches on that a little bit, but mostly bounces around with a muddled focus and view. Though Lucifer clearly thinks the pick up artist is scum, he also throws fits that Chloe won’t sleep with him.
The story of the kidnapped girl is predictable and the ending when it comes to that is telegraphed for quite some time.
But the episode is interesting in that it really moves the mystery of Lucifer forward and the fact he’s changing. There’s scheming between Mazikeen and Maenadiel, but it’s Chloe and Lucifer that’s interesting. She is still attempting to figure out what he is and how she feels about him.
While the series might seem like a police procedural, there’s a lot more going on here that’s a bit fascinating.
Still, the show is all about actor Tom Ellis in the title role, and boy is he entertaining. His line delivery is spot on, and his smile, his head nod, everything, is just fun to watch. Out of everything, he’s the draw to the series and most likely will have you coming back for more episodes.
The show is far from perfect, but it’s intriguing and getting better with each episode. This is one to definitely watch.
Overall Rating: 8.35