TV series Lucifer on Netflix

Comedy-drama series “Lucifer” now streaming on Netflix

Fantasy comedy-drama series, “Lucifer” is now streaming on Netflix. The TV series premiered on Fox in 2016 and ran for three season until it was cancelled by the network. However, Netflix picked it up and released the fourth season with 10-episodes on 8 May.

“Lucifer” is based on the story of the Biblical fallen angel, Lucifer.
And British actor, Tom Ellis plays Lucifer Morningstar, the devil. Lucifer abandons hell and chooses to settled down in Los Angeles. As a result, he opens a nightclub called “Lux.” Women, alcohol and money are among his vices.

One evening, his troubled friend pays him a visit at the nightclub. As he sees her off, she is brutally murdered by his side. For Lucifer himself, it is a narrow escape. So, he decides to hunt down her killer. Along the way, Lucifer collides with Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) homicide detective, Chloe Decker (Lauren German).

Unlike most women, Decker is able to resist Lucifer’s charms. It endears him to Decker, and subsequently her daughter Beatrice “Trixie” (Scarlett Estevez). Decker also finds him helpful and Lucifer ends up a consultant to the LAPD.

Meanwhile, his oldest brother Amenadiel (D. B. Woodside) continues to pressurize him to return to hell. Lucifer is happy with his life in Los Angeles. Amenadiel won’t back down.

The pacing of “Lucifer” from the first episode will draw you in. And consequently, the series becomes binge-worthy. The dashing Ellis is a charmer, and he gives a very strong performance.

More so, the dialogue is impressive. At every turn, amidst the humourous punch lines, Lucifer reminds mankind that God has nothing to do with their sins. Sometimes, he even points out that the devil has nothing to do with the choices we make. It’s all on us.

The premise might be a turn off for some but if you don’t take yourself too seriously, you might enjoy streaming “Lucifer” on Netflix.



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