Choosing which TV show to watch these days is a really tough task. With so many options and ways to watch a show — with Netflix, Hulu, Network apps and the good old fashioned TV — it’s hard to tell which show is really worth your time and energy.
Because of that, some really good shows sometimes get completely overlooked, and we end up missing out on some great entertainment. FOX’s Lucifer is one of those shows. I only caught up with it this summer — just in time for season 3 — and I don’t regret a single second of it.
Before you say anything about religion, yes, the show is about the Devil. But contrary to popular belief, it is in no way about satanism or anything like that. It’s the total opposite. Lucifer actually explores a completely different angle. The show actually talks about the fallen angel, and how he is not evil at all.
He was cast out of Heaven for disagreeing with his Father, and sent to hell to punish the guilty. But that’s his only job. He is not evil. In fact, he’s a really lovable guy. The premise of the show is that Lucifer Morningstar got tired of Hell, and decided to take a vacation in Los Angeles. He brought his most loyal demon with him, Mazekeen, and opened a club in town.
Sometime after that, he meets Detective Chloe Decker, when he becomes a person of interest in one of her cases, and is immediately taken by the fact that she is not affected by him at all.
The tone of the show is very reminiscent of old school Castle, so if you liked that one, you’ll definitely love Lucifer. I binge watched it this past summer and it is now one of my very favorite shows. And here’s why:
1. It’s funny as hell. Lucifer is the kind of show that people would describe as a dramedy. It is technically a drama, but it’s so genuinely funny that it’s absolutely refreshing. The kind of comedy in the show is very subtle and sort of reminds me of Netflix’s The Good Place. It’s self-deprecating and they don’t take themselves too seriously.
Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) is a very charming character and he has such a good heart; but he is also the Devil, and that comes with certain abilities that definitely help when he is riding along with the Detective as a consultant. Even though he is super smart, he can be incredibly clueless — and sometimes really insightful — about human nature, and his very blunt way of dealing with things can be downright hilarious.
Not to mention his ever-faithful demon, Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt), who is also incredibly badass and so, so funny. Between these two, Lucifer’s therapist, Dr. Linda (Rachael Harris) and forensic scientist Ella Lopez (Aimee Garcia), they could have a successful sitcom in their hands.
2. Everyone has incredible chemistry with everyone. I could just say that the two leads have chemistry, and that would be absolutely true. Lauren German and Tom Ellis are fantastic together and they work amazingly well off of each other. But it’s not just them. The entire cast is incredible and they work like a well-oiled machine. It doesn’t matter who you stick in a scene together, things will turn out great.
3. There’s a fantastic OTP. Lucifer and Chloe Decker are as different as oil and water, but somehow they just clicked. She thinks he is absolutely infuriating — and a little crazy because of the whole devil thing, which she absolutely does not believe — but she still cares deeply about him. He’s a pretty decent guy, he’s always got her back (out on the field or off duty) and their chemistry is sizzling.
They are both very aware that they have feelings for each other, and they even tried to start something, but Lucifer got cold feet, thinking that his Father had only put Chloe in his path to mess with his head. But those feelings are still very much there, so I’m sure these two crazy kids will get together eventually. They’re too perfect for each other not to.
4. Female friendships are an actual thing in this show. Whether it’s Chloe and Maze, or Maze and Dr. Linda, or Chloe and Ella, or all four of them together, the ladies of Lucifer always stick together and have each other’s backs. In this day and age, where it’s so hard to find a genuine female friendship on screen, without one of them wanting to stab the other in the back, this show is like a breath of fresh air.
5. So many BrOTPs, so little time. Friendship is something that this show does right, and there are so many bromances on Lucifer that I honestly don’t even know how to choose a favorite. Well, a second favorite. Even though Dr. Linda and Lucifer, Dan and Amenadiel, Ella and Lucifer, Maze and Chloe and all of them mixed together are great, the best BrOTP award definitely goes to Trixie and Maze. Chloe’s daughter absolutely adores Lucifer’s loyal demon, and that feeling is so very mutual.
Trixie and Dr. Linda were the ones who helped open Maze’s heart to love and actual human emotions, and it’s just wonderful to watch Maze learn and evolve from a heartless demon to a somewhat caring one.
So, did I convince you? You still have time to catch tonight’s episode and then binge watch the whole thing on Netflix.
Lucifer airs on Mondays at 8pm on FOX.