The anticipation is finally over for “Lucifer” fans as Season 5 of the popular show was just released this past Friday.
I started watching “Lucifer” back in 2018. I was behind, of course, considering Season 1 started streaming on Netflix back in 2016. I started watching from Season 3, since my friend was on that season. From that point forward, I started binge watching the series on my own time, starting from the very beginning.
Tom Ellis, who portrays Lucifer Morningstar, ultimately takes a vacation from his job in hell. He visits the city of angels, Los Angeles, and meets detective Chloe Decker, played by Lauren German. I found it ironic that Lucifer visits the city of angels, considering he was originally an angel in heaven until his father banished him into the fiery pits of Hell.
Throughout the first season, Morningstar runs into secondary characters like detective Dan Espinoza (Kevin Alejandro), Linda Martin (Rachael Harris) and Ella Lopez (Aimee Garcia). Also, during the first season, other characters that are related to Morningstar come down from heaven or hell to try and convince Lucifer to go back to his job. Those roles consist of Amenadiel, played by D.B. Woodside, and Mazikeen, potrayed by Lesley-Ann Brandt.
In Season 2, we are introduced to more insane plot twists and characters. I will not go into detail, since I do want to spoil who comes in Season 2.
My overall reaction when starting to binge watch “Lucifer” was that, in the beginning, it was difficult to get into since it seemed like the same plot from the previous episodes I had already watched. However, every episode actually adds more of a twist to the story line. The popular TV show is known for playing with your mind and forcing you to keep track of two separate plots happening at the same time. The internal and external plot.
The internal plot would be Lucifer and his family’s problems and his disconnection to his family. Lucifer is upset that his father banished him into hell, therefore Lucifer is not the happiest whenever Amenadiel or Mazikeen try and convince him to go back to hell.
The external plot is of him and the society of Los Angeles. Lucifer goes on to own the nightclub “Lux” and holds a record-breaking amount of parties. While holding these parties, he starts to form a relationship with detective Decker and his powers start to wear off whenever he is around her.
Overall, I really enjoy this series. I’ve only seen the first episode of Season 5, since I am busy with school and such, but I’m excited to find some time to continue with the season.
While it has yet to win any awards, it has been nominated 10 times for numerous categories including best fantasy television series for the Saturn award. I hope that in the future, the series will win well-deserved awards and continue to make more episodes.
“Lucifer” is currently approved for a season renewal. Discussions about a seventh season have not been released yet. “Lucifer” is currently streaming on Netflix.