‘Lucifer’ is devilishly good

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New episodes of "Lucifer" premier every Monday on Fox.

Seiya Mirande, Staff Writer

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On Jan. 25, Fox released a new TV series: “Lucifer.”

The story revolved around Lucifer (played by Tom Ellis). This TV series created a modern-day spin-off of the DC comic character by the same name. The TV version and the comic book version share similar characteristics.

The series focused on Lucifer Morningstar, son of Satan. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, he resigned his throne and abandoned his kingdom for the beauty of Los Angeles, serving as a nightclub owner. In the human world, Lucifer was able to use mind tricks and his charming charisma to get what he desired: “wine, women, and song.” He was also able to use his telepathic abilities to bring people’s deepest desires and thoughts out of them.

After witnessing a murder outside of his nightclub, he decided to use his powers to help detective Chloe Decker (played by Lauren German) solve the murder case.

Even though the show seems like an innocent crime drama, it created a controversy. The American Family Association complained that the show “will glorify Satan as a caring, likable person in human flesh.”  A petition was formed by the organization One Million Moms (a conservative censorship group) to keep the show from airing and  garnered 134,331 signatures by the premiere date.

Judging from just the first two episodes, the show’s creator Tom Kapinos has given viewers something to look forward to in each new episode, which will air every Monday at 7 p.m.

Overall, Lucifer was a smart, witty new crime drama that delivered both laughs and thrills to the viewer. I enjoyed watching the first two episodes and highly suggest it for others interested in this sort of drama. This crime drama with a twist is a mix of “Law and Order” and “Mad Men.”

“Lucifer” is rated TV-14 for suggestive dialogue and mild sexual content.

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