I never read the Lucifer comics from DC Vertigo. I was never interested. Part of the reason was that I am not happy with the portrayal of most devils. There have been some good devil portrayals in the past though. Who can forget John Glover as the devil in the cult show Brimstone? Or who can forget Mark Pellegrino as the devil in the legendary TV show Supernatural? They are by far my two favorite portrayals of the devil. Will the devil in Lucifer be another good one? Let’s see.
So who stars in the show?
The story goes that Lucifer is bored of hell and lives in Los Angeles. He likes toying around with people because he can make them confess everything. When a female friend, who is a singer, gets killed, Lucifer wants to find out who did it. This makes him cross paths with detective Chloe Dancer. He tries his power to make people confess things on Chloe Dancer, but she is immune to it. That fascinates the devil, so he decides to help her out. Will they find the killer? Only one way to find out.
The show is quite funny, although I assume the comic is not. So far it looks like Castle, but with a devil instead of an author. Although I find Castle an amusing show, I hope Lucifer won’t remain like that. Tom Ellis reminds me of Jean Dujardin a lot and it’s as if I am seeing OSS117 being the devil. That is distracting a bit in my opinion. Tom Ellis also overacts a bit and I am not a fan of overacting. I want the devil to be a mean, slimy, and conniving motherfucker, and one who doesn’t overact. Maybe Tom Ellis needs to find his groove. It wouldn’t be the first time in a new TV show.
Lauren German plays a typical police woman and I wish writers would do their best to create more unique police women who are not so typical. I severely dislike fake ass girl power.
The chemistry between the devil and Chloe Dancer is good enough to keep me interested in the show. The devil has some great one-liners and I hope he keeps spitting them out. I just hope that the show survives, because we are talking Fox here. The show seems to have potential for being something light-hearted, but I also wouldn’t mind seeing it get very, very dark.