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Adventures in TV Pilots: Lucifer

Posted by Rankyn Phyle on September 23rd, 2015

Today’s hours spent lounging on the couch diligently researching video entertainment includes the show Lucifer.
It isn’t due out until 2016, but that doesn’t mean I can’t watch it anyway.

Strangely enough, I don’t have a lot to say about this one.
I suppose that’s because I kinda like it.

It’s yet another ‘cop teams up with outsider to solve crimes’ show.
This one has sort of a Constantine vibe to it because of the whole supernatural angle but maybe it’ll stay a little more grounded in “reality” than that show did by focusing mostly on solving mundane crimes rather than fighting demons every week.
Maybe that angle will help it stay around a little longer than Constantine did because it’s more relatable to audiences that have zero interest in occult things.

The premise is interesting… the devil decided he was tired of Hell so he left and owns a nightclub in LA.
There are clearly consequences to that decision and they’re using the same “visit from an angel” bit that Constantine used to allude to them so they aren’t abandoning the supernatural thing altogether.

The character is very charming and quite likable… sort of like you’d imagine the devil to be.
However, they’ve made a refreshing change to the old formula by not having him hide his identity.
I mean, he’s not broadcasting it to the world, but he doesn’t try to conceal it from anyone either.
Naturally they don’t believe him, and I think that’s the device they’ll use to let him remain low-key.

Unless they massively re-tool the show before it launches, I’m looking forward to seeing how this one plays out.

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