Lucifer Season 1 - Review


Lucifer Season 1

Lucifer Season 1 - Review

Lucifer season one premiered in January of 2016 with a season finale airing in April, sporting 13 episodes in total. Directed by Len Wisemen and written by Neil Gaiman, Lucifer is a loose adaptation of a comic book released by DC around the late 80s, early 90s.

As the comic books were also written by Neil Gaiman, the series, although loosely based on the comic books, is still pretty similar to the one released in the Sandman series. The series stars Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar, Laren German as Detective Chloe Decker, Kevin Alejandro as Dan Espinoza, D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel, Rachael Harris as Linda Martin, among other notable characters. 

The series revolves around the devil himself, Lucifer Morningstar, and how he has had enough of hell and decides to go to Earth and live among humans in Los Angeles.

In the first episode, an acquaintance of Lucifer’s dies and he is automatically connected to the LAPD and meets Detective Chloe Decker, and is attracted to the idea of punishing people on Earth, which makes him question whether he is now on the “good” side.

The pilot is pretty intriguing, and Tom Ellis plays a very convincing devil as he tricks people into telling them their deepest darkest desires. Dan Espinoza, or as Lucifer calls him “Detective Douche” is not a fan favorite as his acting, either intentionally or unintentionally, makes him seem like quite the douchebag, especially with the way he treats Chloe.


Although Chloe is not in need of Lucifer, he still sticks around until she realizes she can put him to good use. Throughout this season, we see that Lucifer has an effect on everyone, except for Chloe herself, and he becomes infatuated by her.

We also see his brother, Amenadiel trying to bring Lucifer back to hell, as per their “dad’s” request. He does, however, decides to talk to a therapist, Linda Martin after meeting her a few episodes in. She tries to help him but gets quickly seduced by his charming nature. 

The music in the series is composed by Ben Decter, although not truly remarkable, it truly serves its purpose and makes the show more intriguing than it already is. The cinematography as well is truly mesmerizing.

There are scenes shown from afar with beautiful views, and scenes with closeups when Lucifer turns into the devil. Although completely opposite of each other, they make the show both friendly and a little frightening in just the right way.

The season naturally has ups and downs with some episodes being more captivating than others but overall, with the storyline, the script, and the cinematography, it is a series that is definitely worth continuing. This season gets a rating of 8/10.


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