Lucifer (2015– )
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Lucifer has left Hell to take up a life on Earth. When a friend of his is murdered Lucifer joins forces with the good side of the law to discover who the perpetrators are and to give them what they rightfully deserve.

Director:

Len Wiseman

Writers:

Tom Kapinos (developed by), Tom Kapinos | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Ellis ... Lucifer Morningstar
Lauren German ... Chloe Decker
Kevin Alejandro ... Dan Espinoza
D.B. Woodside ... Amenadiel (as DB Woodside)
Lesley-Ann Brandt ... Mazikeen
Scarlett Estevez ... Trixie
Rachael Harris ... Linda Martin
AnnaLynne McCord ... Delilah
Bailey Chase ... Grey Cooper
Kayla Ewell ... Amanda Bello
Tomiwa Edun ... 2Vile (as Tommy Edun)
Matt Corboy ... Officer Diggs
John Pankow ... Jimmy Barnes
Jonathan Salisbury ... Butler
Leah Renee Benner Leah Renee Benner ... Mean Girl
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Storyline

Lucifer is having a break from Hell and questioning his role. While "on holiday" in Los Angeles, circumstance throws him together with a tough L.A.P.D. Detective who seems strangely resistant to his otherworldly charm. Meanwhile others are not happy with his deviation from business as usual. Written by Mark Knight

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

During Jimmy Barnes' wedding scene, Lucifer references the Rolling Stones song 'Sympathy For The Devil', saying "Allow me to introduce myself." See more »

Goofs

Trixie's parents both have light-coloured eyes, while Trixie herself has dark brown eyes. This is, genetically speaking, incredibly unlikely. See more »

Quotes

Random Guy: Have you seen the face of the devil?
Lucifer Morningstar: Oof, Every morning in the mirror, pal.
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Sinister Kid
Written by Dan Auerbach (uncredited) and Patrick J. Carney (uncredited)
Performed by The Black Keys
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"Lucifer:" The most original pilot I've seen in years.
26 January 2016 | by mrei-72418See all my reviews

The titular character Lucifer is marvelously played by Tom Ellis, who I whole-heartedly believe could have competed for a "Best TV Actor - Comedy" Golden Globe, had the show chosen to premiere in the fall, rather than as a mid-season replacement. "Lucifer" already has it's back against the wall. But perhaps it's slotting right behind the monster ratings galore X-Files reboot can proof beneficial. Lucifer, his new pals, and their real-life counterparts appear eagerly determined to achieve one synonymous end-goal: Humorously investigating crimes, long past the current calendar year.

Lucifer is not the star of a one-man, "National Lampoon's Earth Vacation" act, however. He is accompanied by a female bartender named Maze. During the fast-paced expository scenes, Lucifer is shown as owning his own nightclub and having a knack for playing the piano. He regularly performs with an old pal-turned superstar musician named Delilah, whose sudden murder triggers the chain of events which eventually land Lucifer as an official consultant for the LAPD.

He possesses the supernatural ability to reel in the inner-desires of his acquaintances, who seemingly lose all sense of discreteness and filtering whilst conversing with Lucifer. The "man" is just plain irresistible, both physically to the woman he encounters, and aesthetically to viewers like me, who take it upon themselves to adequately analyze this creature masquerading as a human. Its almost like Austin Powers, Dr. Evil, and the animated representation of Satan from South Park all decided to combine the three of their personalities together, while sitting around a coffee table, smoking marijuana, and watching police procedural dramas.

Lucifer's devilish personality undergoes some minor adjusting when he meets Chloe Dancer, a detective uniquely impervious to Lucifer's manipulative wits. I am not sure if Lucifer and Chloe should go full cliché mode and turn their bickering and banter-filled professional partnership into a romantic one later on in the series. I also believe the writing staff should be particularly careful with their treatment of Lucifer's blatantly foreshadowed, "round character" transformation.

I hope the remainder of the season is able to maintain the balance of both good humour and excellent story progression its premiere outing showcased. If it appears ill-fated to crash headfirst into "dumped show status," I hope the writers will be given enough notice to prepare a proper send-off to Lucifer. The show is either modern ingeniousness, or simply evil-reincarnated. No comedies debuting in January are this good anymore, without there being a catch involved. Hopefully, if the other shoe beings to drop at some point, Lucifer's brother Amenadiel will slow down time, so one of the hellish "humans" roaming the earth can "catch" it before it falls.


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