Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Devil of A Good Show: #Lucifer



(Photo : Facebook/Lucifer)

I’m excited to be here today because I wanted to talk about a new show on television that I find highly enjoyable. Lucifer. It’s on Monday nights right after the new X-Files (which I won’t get into, because I’ve been sooo disappointed with the episodes. Ack.) The concept of Lucifer is this: Lucifer Morningstar is tired of dealing with his job in hell, so he’s taking a vacation in Los Angeles, regardless of how many other angels and demons want him to go back.

So we have Lucifer, who’s playing topside in the human world. He’s naughty, owns a nightclub, and can get anyone to tell him his or her deepest desire. He is shot during the course of a murder (he’s not injured, of course) and gets involved with a female detective who’s immune to his charms. He’s fascinated by her. The show then turns into a case-of-the-week they have to solve, while continuing to explore the chemistry between Lucifer and the detective, as well as the changes in Lucifer from demonic overlord to someone acting more…human.

One of my editors said this series brought to mind my Ethereal Foes books, in which demons, angels, and otherworldly creatures fight and love and sometimes involve humans. It’s a fun yet dark series I wanted to write because I challenge stereotypes—and because the dark can be pretty sexy. In the Ethereal Foes universe, evil isn’t always evil. Angels aren't always good. Demons, devils and the like exist for a reason beyond torturing humans.

Just like Lucifer Morningstar—loving his name, by the way. The television series isn’t about demons possessing the unwilling or sending souls to hell. It’s about taking a well-known character and turning perceptions of said character upside-down. Lucifer is more interested in getting justice than getting vengeance. He punishes the wicked. That’s his job. But he also shows a softer side when not sure how to deal with an adorable little girl (the detective’s child) or seeing a psychologist to help him understand why he’s changing or uncomfortable in certain situations. Just the sight of Lucifer being counseled makes me laugh, because it’s such a mundane thing for the Lord of Hell to do. Add to that Lucifer is charming, sexy, and wicked, and you have a show ready to glue me to my chair every week to watch.

If you haven’t watched the show yet, go back and try it. You can pick it up anywhere, but I’d suggest starting at the beginning to get the most out of it. 

What do you think of Lucifer, if you’ve seen it?

Marie
New York Times bestselling author
Test Drive releases June 7th

8 comments:

  1. Love this show! Just watched the first two episodes so far, but both had me laughing out loud. Lucifer is sexy as sin and British to boot, (swoon) and I love the tension between Lucifer and Chloe.

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    1. Yes, the tension between the leads is awesome!

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  2. It's my favorite new show. Love the character and the concept. The last new show that I liked, Forever, got canceled so I always worry about getting committed anymore lol.

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    1. I liked Forever too! I was sorry they canceled it. I always hope they'll do a longer wrap-up show to end a series, but they rarely do. :(

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  3. We're really enjoying it! I like how he's seeking justice, not just causing havoc. It's interesting to see how his minions see him 'changing.' I can't help wondering where that's going!

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    1. Me too, Ashlyn! I love his right hand, Maize (spelling?). She's so wicked. Love her.

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  4. I am so in lust with Tom Ellis and think he plays Lucifer so well! I watched him when he was on the show Rush, just because he was such an eye candy. The show wasn't that great, so it's fun to have a well written show added as a bonus while I'm lusting after him now. :-)

    I love the story line so far, I can't wait to see where they writers are going to take this. And I hope Mazikeen gets more screen time because she's fantastic.

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  5. I like it. I've watched one episode and might watch it tonight. I also like that it's a detective show. I loved Forever, too. One of my favorite shows from that season.

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