Tuesday, January 26, 2016

FOX's Lucifer

© by Gerald So | geraldso.blogspot.com | 12:30 P.M.

Tired of an eternity ruling hell, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) runs off to Los Angeles, where he owns a nightclub.

In last night's pilot episode, after drinks with Lucifer, who helped her rise to fame, troubled star Delilah (AnnaLynne McCord) is killed in a driveby shooting. Moved, Lucifer teams up with Det. Chloe Decker (Lauren German), determined to see the person responsible punished.

I'm interested in this show as a fan of Ellis (USA's Rush) and German (Hawaii Five-0), but am skeptical about the crimefighting procedural element. The pilot kept it to a minimum, which was good in that the real reason to watch is the character study of Lucifer. Still I found the case of the week the show's weakest point.

One of the first people Lucifer questioned regarding Delilah's murder was her ex-manager, ex-fiance Jimmy (John Pankow). Having the power to compel people to tell the truth or voice their deepest desires, Lucifer tried to force Jimmy to tell the truth about his involvement. Jimmy deflected this power by avoiding Lucifer's gaze, but, spoiler, Jimmy was ultimately revealed to be behind Delilah's death.

Really? Just don't look him in the eye and you can fool the devil?

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