Of all the DC-based comic book shows, the only one that I still looked forward to each week was Lucifer. While departing significantly from the source material, this police procedural was a ton of fun and the light supernatural elements and strong cast chemistry overcame the limitations of the genre. Unfortunately, not enough of you thought so - as Season 3 concluded, Fox canceled the show. Thankfully we live in the age of streaming services paying over the odds to buy audiences and thus, Netflix rode in on its white horse and picked up the show for a shortened Season 4.
Season 4 picks up a few months after the conclusion of Season 3 which saw SPOILERS Lucifer regain his devil face which Chloe sees. The secret that wasn’t really a secret as Lucifer never lies, especially to the Detective, is out in the open. And Chloe has not taken it well as she has decided to go on a European tour with Trixie to sort out her feelings, leaving Lucifer in LA to mope, all the while playing an amazing piano rendition of Creep. Once she returns, things quickly go back to normal as new murders are committed and only this small team can solve them.
Despite the reveal, the show does not venture too far from the familiar formula as each episode features a murder of the week, although some are connected to the overarching plot in various ways and others are just distractions from that plot. Due to the shortened season - ten episodes instead of the usual twenty to twenty-three - the show gets to the heart of the season much quicker. Firstly, through a new villain who thinks he’s a hero, Father Kinley, and then through the naivety and selfishness of Eve. Yep, that Eve, as in the Garden of Eden and Original Sin Eve. Of the two new cast members, she’s the most likable and interesting as she’s just someone trapped in a loveless marriage, bored witless by the perfection of heaven that is looking for excitement and adventure, and ultimately her own identity.
Due to the shortened season - ten episodes instead of the usual twenty to twenty-three - the show gets to the heart of the season much quicker.
This season the writers really tried to give [Mazikeen] something more to do than be the ultra-violent torturer with a heart of gold.
Grumpy Old Man who still collects toys (THEY. ARE. NOT. DOLLS), PC Gamer lured to the Dark Side of console gaming, comic book reader and fan of all things pop culture.
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8 May 2019
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