Good Lord that was bad. That was really, really bad.
I don’t know what happened, but after a very promising pilot, Lucifer devolved into a horrifying mess in its second episode.
I was genuinely bored out of my mind this week, and that’s primarily due to the show adopting a case-of-the-week format – like every other cop procedural on television. Why would you waste such a promising concept (the Devil moves to Los Angeles), and rob the show of the one thing that makes it special? The paparazzo case in particular was horrendously dull, and was completely devoid of suspense or intrigue. Epic fail.
The sad thing is I was completely enamoured by Tom Ellie and Lauren German’s chemistry in the pilot, but everything about their dynamic fell flat in the second episode. I don’t know if it was the writing, their performances, or a combination of both – but I saw no sparks and no fire (pun intended). In addition, the backstory concerning Chloe and her mother just felt odd and uninspiring. What exactly does the pornstar past add to Chloe’s character? I fail to see the benefit.
– Lucifer smoking pot at the crime scene was mildly amusing.
– So I’m guessing we’re supposed to assume from the threesome that Lucifer is bisexual?
– Why did Lucifer refer to the apple as his old friend? Is that the same one he used with Eve?
– That apple CGI was really cheap.
– The role of Chloe’s husband was recast after the first pilot that was released back in September. He’s currently played by Kevin Alejandro of True Blood and Arrow fame. Not really a fan.
– It’s sad when your lead actor has more chemistry with a child than the supposed love interest. Love Trixie!
– The editing was just off in this episode. So many bizarre cuts.
– The iPad screen appearing on-screen was really weird. Felt more in-line with a comedy. Why show?
– Seriously, how many times did Lucifer say the word “dung beetle”? Far too repetitive.
– I like Lucy’s therapist. More of her please. Maze on the other hand is a bit forced at the moment.
– The ending wasn’t nearly as suspenseful as the show thought it was. Okay so Jimmy banged his head on the wall and said Lucifer is the devil. Am I supposed to be riveted?
Lines From Lucy
Lucifer: Ah, hello again, small human. Uh, this-this is yours, yes?
Trixie: Yeah, that’s Molly McDowell. She’s a ballerina by day, but a ninja chemist by night.
Lucifer: A simple yes would’ve sufficed. Right, on you go, then. Go on, fetch away.
Lucifer: Oh, sorry, I thought this was the part where you leave me behind and say something like, “Lucifer, stay. Good devil.”
Josh: Hot Tub High School was my favorite growing up.
Lucifer: Yes, we’re really not interested in your formative spank bank years, all right?
A tedious and predictable hour of television. What a disappointment.