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Official Tagline: Lucifer, who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals.

Written by: Tom Kapinos [Pilot Episode] based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Mike Dringenberg, Sam Kieth [and I think John Milton should get a little credit too]
Directed by: Len Wiseman [Pilot Episode]

Starring: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Lesley-Ann Brandt,Rachael Harris, D.B. Woodside
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Lucifer premieres on Fox this Monday at 9PM and I had the chance to catch an early screening and thought I would share my thoughts with you. I have to say I like Lucifer, it’s a fun show that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The idea of the lord of hell quitting to retire to Hollywood but getting bored of being good is a fun concept. Add in him helping out a beautiful police detective solve murders and you have a nice fun police procedural. Think Castle or Bones, but Lucifer is a little naughtier in how he solves crimes.
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Welsh actor Tom Ellis plays Lucifer with a relaxed, sarcastic swagger that reminds one of the late Peter Cook’s portrayal of Lucifer in the comedy classic Bedazzled. Ellis carries the show, but has some good supporting help with the lovely Lauren German playing detective Chloe Dancer, who seems to one of the few humans that can resist Lucifer’s powers of charm and seduction. This of course fascinates and hurts the feelings of the former lord of hell and makes him want to help her even more. German is good at playing straight man to Ellis’ high jinxes and adds a touch of seriousness that helps ground the series from going to far into parody.
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Rounding out the supporting characters are Dancer’s ex-husband and fellow police detective, Dan [Kevin Alejandro replacing Nicholas Gonzalez from the original pilot] who of course has reservation about Lucifer. Then we have sexy demon/bartender Mazikeen [Lesley-Ann Brandt] who is fed up with humans and want Lucifer to go back and rule hell again. Another supernatural character is the arch angel Amenadiel played by D.B. Woodside who always seems to play self-righteous characters and is now not only self-righteous but on a mission from God to force Lucifer back to the throne of hell. Rounding out the cast is Lucifer’s therapist with benefits, Linda [Rachael Harris] who is very susceptible to Lucifer’s charms.

The mysteries are filled with strange Hollywood characters who all have something to hide and Lucifer and Dancer combine very different skill sets to bring the guilty to their deserved punishments. Give Lucifer and hour of your time, I think you will have a hell of a good time.
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Fade In Is Just The Beginning

Television Review: Lucifer
Give Lucifer and hour of your time, I think you will have a hell of a good time.
Writing80%
Directing75%
Acting84%
80%Overall Score

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