Lucifer Season 5 DVD Review: A Tempting Series to Watch

For those who are not familiar, Lucifer it is a show that is somewhat misleading in a way. Most people probably wouldn’t realize that it’s not meant to be a literal biblical interpretation of Lucifer. It is actually a character named Lucifer Morningstar who comes from DC Sandman comic series. He is basically the demon of the DC universe.

While it’s obviously based on the biblical Lucifer, it actually has nothing to do with that other than Marvel. Thor It has to do with Norse mythology. There are aspects taken from the original source, but both have been modified and molded to suit the needs of the universe in which they live.

With that, I’ll give you a brief synopsis of what this show is all about. Lucifer decides that he no longer wants to live in Hell and runs a nightclub in Los Angeles called lux. After seeing a man stabbed in front of him, he decides to help the LAPD investigate and solve the crime.

This leads him to become an official consultant to the police department. Meanwhile, Lucifer always dodges the people sent by his father (God), who insists that he return to his place in hell, as well as the demons who see this as an opportunity to move up the chain. He wants to stay on Earth and is reluctant to go back to his old life. At the end of Season 4, Lucifer reluctantly returns to his throne in Hell after a series of events fulfilled a prophecy and she can no longer resist his fate.

In season 5, we have Lucifer in hell. He meets the victim of a crime that happened in Los Angeles and decides to investigate the crime from hell.

On Earth, the love of his life (Chloe) is investigating a crime when Lucifer appears to try to help her and reconcile. She quickly realizes that she is not Lucifer, she is her brother Michael. Lucifer returns to Earth and the season is largely about Lucifer in a power struggle with Michael.

It turns out that God is going to retire and the two are trying to compete for the position of being the new God. I don’t want to give too much away, but it all boils down to a final showdown between Lucifer and Michael.

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Lucifer Season 5 DVD: What I liked and did not like

What I liked

Character development. When a show reaches its fifth season, it’s easy enough to assume that all the characters are fully fleshed out, but that’s not the case. All people continue to change and grow and this show reflects that.

A main character named Mazikeen is a great example of that. She is a demon who married a human named Eve. Eve has since left, and we see her deal with feeling abandoned and how she deals with those feelings. It’s a big character change for her which is nice to see.

Secondary characters. This show is very much about the supporting characters. In addition to Mazikeen, there are several others. For example, Amenadiel and Linda had a baby in a previous season.

This is almost always a deathblow to writing characters out of a show. That is not the case. Linda actually has a great story about coping with something she did when she was young that makes her wonder if she’ll be a good mother. Likewise, Dan and Ella (a detective and forensic technician) get more of an argument. She, in particular, has a great arc in the second half of the season. It’s great to see the universe as a whole and not just focus on one main character.

that I did not like

The main problem I had was some creative choices. Most, namely, is in the fourth episode of the season. The episode turns black and white and has the overall feel of an old gangster movie. It just doesn’t work for me. Not only stylistically, but the episode doesn’t fit with the season. The story doesn’t move forward and I think I could do without it entirely.

Lucifer Season 5 DVD Special Features

The DVD release comes with 16 episodes and somewhat minimal extras:

final thoughts

General, Lucifer it’s a fun watch. It is a well-written story that builds an entire universe. The characters, even the minor ones, are well done and add realism. Season 5 gathers steam and comes to a satisfying conclusion.

Lucifer Season 5 DVD Review

Grade: B+

Lucifer the complete fifth season is available from Warner Bros Home Entertainment on May 31, 2022

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