By Jeff Jensen
Updated January 25, 2016 at 03:02 PM EST
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Credit: Erica Parise/Fox
type
  • TV Show
network
  • Fox
  • Netflix

Based on the edgy DC Comics conception of Christianity’s big bad, Lucifer imagines what might happen if Satan got tired of frying souls and ditched his underworld post. Why, he’d run an L.A. nightclub! And solve homicides. Wait. Huh? A magnetic Tom Ellis is undeniable fun as Lucifer, and the characterization of a demon who resents his part in God’s divine machinery suggests a show that might intrigue with provocative reconsiderations of good and evil. But the conventional crime-time format incinerates everything strange and spirited about the concept, and Lucifer’s cop partner (Lauren German)—the female wet blanket to his male rogue—is a trope that needs to go to hell. C+

Episode Recaps

Lucifer

type
  • TV Show
seasons
  • 5
rating
network
  • Fox
  • Netflix

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