The wait is finally over, people! Lucifer is back on Netflix, and I spent the last week binge watching it like one of the thirst queens in this week’s Fandom Funny. Read on to learn the best reasons to watch this hilarious show:
1. So much sass!
Lucifer (Tom Ellis) is a party-loving narcissist who often acts more like a queen than a king by delivering rapid-fire burns with his chin held high. He scoffs at the audacity of mere mortals to question his fashion sense or authority– but never cruelly or undeserved. And his anti-bromance with Dan, aka Detective Douche, is one for the ages.
2. And now that he’s on Netflix… So much ass!
Apparently, the biggest plus of the show moving to Netflix is the ability to put butts and cusswords on air, giving us a slightly more adult version of devilish debauchery to enjoy!
3. The supporting characters.
We want Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt) and Ella (Aimee Garcia) to be our best friends–a figurative devil and angel on our shoulders. Not to mention Amenadiel’s brotherly support (D. B. Woodside). Plus, the season regulars are always great. Charlotte Richards (Tricia Helfer), Marcus Pierce (Tom Welling), and Eve (Inbar Lavi), to name a few.
4. Lessons to learn.
Who doesn’t need a therapist like Linda (Rachael Harris)? She gets to the real issues. (Even though Lucifer always takes her advice the wrong way.) Each episode, Lucifer learns something new about himself; and of course, he has to take the long way to discover it.
5. The character growth.
Lucifer changes so much, but stays the same. As do all of the supporting characters. Lucifer is still a party-loving narcissist, but he’s slowly learning not to blame others for his misfortunes. Amenadiel, though changed, is still the do-gooder angel brother. Maze is a less soulless version of the violent demon she was before. Dan… well, Dan is still pretty much a douche, but he shows a better side of himself on occasion as well. The lessons learned cause subtle character adjustments, and that makes them all the more believable to watch.
6. Light balances dark.
Chloe is the conscience Lucifer doesn’t know he was missing. And even though she may come off as bland at first, you’ll soon learn there’s much more depth to the prim and proper detective. Especially during season four.
7. The romance is a slow burn.
Chloe is a mother hen to Lucifer early on, which isn’t conducive to romance (even though they give it a go anyway); while Lucifer finds her intriguing from the start. It’s refreshing that the two of them keep things sweet, in contrast to the diverse carousel of lovers Lucifer entertains. It makes it all the more rewarding when they do have a romantic breakthrough.
8. The murder of the week.
Murder + Mystery + Lucifer = GOOD TIMES.
Each episode is like a super-fun, supernatural episode of CSI. A body is found, a group of zany suspects is interviewed, some shots will be fired (either verbal or actual), and then the killer will go to jail. Each crime is wrapped up in a pretty little bow, just the way we like them.
9. The cast.
If it isn’t obvious by my love of the characters, this show is supremely well-cast. Everyone fits their roles to perfection; especially Tom Ellis as Lucifer.
10. Neil Gaiman.
The brainchild of our favorite fallen angel is none other than the amazing writer, Neil Gaiman. If you don’t know him, he’s the writer of such classics as Coraline and Stardust, among many others. And who better to voice God in the two “lost episodes” of Lucifer that aired prior to their switch from FOX to Netflix? That’s right, they got the creator of Lucifer to voice the grandest creator of all. No matter what you believe in, that’s clever casting.
You can watch all episodes of Lucifer now on Netflix. Check it out and let me know what you think!