This is a Netflix Original Series that has been brought to the streaming service in its fourth season. It was saved by Netflix, and it’s exciting to see that happen as this has been a show I’ve been following since it first aired. I rarely do with TV shows, so it’s great to actually watch it all at once as opposed to waiting week after week. This was a particular problem with the previous season as it became insanely bloated.
What we get here is the best season of the show yet as it is finally able to be fully unleashed and deliver the take on the devil the viewers deserve. It certainly feels like the show from the past, but basically like a best hits from it with each episode. It wasn’t necessarily perfect, but this tighter set of episodes really acted as a perfect way to almost wrap things up. That’s really what this felt like, hopefully there’s more to come. At the same time, I’m happy with how everything went as it came across as natural to the show while elevating it. The story was more focused, the characters all had a sense of deeper growth and the material was more emotional.
There was yet another romantic focus here between Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and Chloe (Lauren German), with another fun character named Eve (Inbar Lavi). While this element has been done before, it was actually really great here. Eve was an insanely fun character that created a realistic conflict within the group. It also had a nice balance between what Lucifer wants to be and what he has been. The concepts here are darker, they become more mystical at times and it was just a great watch. Netflix actually seemed to know what to do with this character.
The characters definitely felt more natural in their roles. We got perhaps Mazikeen’s (Lesley-Ann Brandt) best performance and showcase here as a character that had some real issues going on. I would have liked to see more of Trixie (Scarlett Estevez) but she did have a fun sequence in there for a bit when it was needed. Ella (Aimee Garcia) is about the same and I will note that Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) had some very deep and well done side tales in this one. I wasn’t expecting that.
I did hate Dan’s (Kevin Alejandro) character in this season. It seemed like they wanted him there, but didn’t have any real purpose for him. It felt too out of character considering his past growth and it was mostly just annoying to see him when he popped up as his attitude seemed so similar. While everyone else was growing, he was left behind. There are other folks that could be mentioned, some neat surprises and plots that generally worked. It did have that crime of the week style, but it was much more focused on an overall story.
It felt like one complete tale as opposed to something you could watch as a standalone series of episodes, this worked much better. You get to see more of an unhinged devil as well here which was great. A better sense of the quality to the world and the action was far better. You could see a clear boost in just how well done the combat scenes were.
Lucifer Season 4 is by far the best season of the show and it delivers a fairly good conclusion to the series. While it’s not confirmed to be the end as of writing, it felt like they were really leaning into that as I’m sure Netflix will enjoy having a bulky complete series of content for the long term. I really appreciate that they saved this show. This was really a great season of growth, expansion and action. The scenes looked better than before, the cast seemed more natural in their roles and for the most part this was excellent.
As a fan I was really into this, I did notice some flaws along the way as I need to look at critically though it’s just a lot of fun to see at its full potential. I really felt like the bloated episodes of the last season hurt the show as opposed to improving it. We’ve been given a really precise, entertaining and surprising season. It has a set story that it’s able to deliver a little of in each episode while giving us some excellent lore.
I was initially hesitant about Eve, but I really do like having that character present. She was a lot of fun in this, really pushed the characters in new ways. She also was an actual person, not someone that leaned into being really good or evil. Someone with flaws, that changed dynamics and it worked for a much better season. For those worried about there not being enough intense devil action, you’ll be happy here. Lucifer is much tougher now.
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