Lucifer: Redeeming the Devil One Crime at a Time

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Netflix’ popular show Lucifer recently released its final season off the series.

Halloween is approaching and ’tis the season for creepy, kooky, haunted movies and shows. Personally, the first movies that come to mind when I think of Halloween are the classic Disney movies from my childhood. Who doesn’t love the nostalgic feeling that Halloweentown or Hocus Pocus can bring? Unfortunately, I have outgrown these movies. The new show that has replaced my nostalgic love is even better, though. Lucifer not only fits the criteria of Halloween, being about the devil, but it also is just a genuinely enjoyable show at all times of the year. 

Lucifer is a six season show on Netflix based around a crime-solving devil, Lucifer Morningstar, and his partnership with Detective Chloe Decker. Each episode features Detective Decker and Lucifer working together with others to solve crimes. What sets the show apart, however, is its plot development and character growth across the entire series. Each episode is woven together to create a multifaceted and well developed story filled with creative symbolism and allusion. The devil becomes redeemable in an endearing way and a demon, Mazikeen, finds a soul, all with a little therapy from Dr. Linda. 

Lucifer explores the concepts of fate vs free will and good and evil by developing biblical characters in modern day Los Angeles. But don’t let references to the Bible hold you back from watching the show; I have a very basic understanding of the Bible and understood and enjoyed most references. Throughout the show characters like Adam, Eve, Cain, Abel and Lilith appear and develop into modern day figures.

Though Lucifer is a seemingly quirky topic without much thought on the surface, every episode is filled with deeper meaning and thoughtful writing. If you’re looking for a comedic show with a touch of heart, then Lucifer is the show for you. As Lucifer sings in the theme song, “[It’s a] crime-solving devil, it makes sense, don’t overthink it.”