This is a Netflix Original Series that has been brought to the streaming service in its fifth 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. With this being a split season, things are somewhat different for the show. It’s less of a complete arc, and more about setting things up.
At the same time, this concludes many dangling narrative points and I felt that was very pleasing as a fan. Moving past that, some plot points continue to be retreaded and I wish they would move past those. That’s particularly the case with how Mazikeen (Lesley-Ann Brandt) is dealt with. I thought she had great character development this season, at the same time I get tired of the place and role she keeps ending up in. There’s also a very fun twist this season and they play around with it in great ways.
I won’t dive into that since I felt it spoils things, and if you haven’t seen it then it’s quite a surprise. It definitely mixes things up, and creates a lot of the conflict that builds towards one divine circumstance. I really did enjoy this season, as I like this show quite a bit. I think they’ve got a good flow going here on Netflix and these episodes are proof of it. They’re concise, and despite having some more calm weird episodes they’re very much serving the plot.
You get a funny sort of flashback situation that actually progresses the narrative while talking about the past. There’s also the absolutely hilarious meta episode that goes nuts in the strides it takes and I found it ever so funny. That one was a true joy to witness, and it completely made sense in helping move the core story along. I don’t think you get a core conclusion to what’s happening with this half season, but it covers a lot and builds towards something that I think really could shift the dynamics that are at play.
This series is once again carried by the charming Lucifer (Tom Ellis). He’s great, and steals the show in multiple ways this season. I quite enjoyed the more confident, and perhaps daring Chloe (Lauren German) in this season. She definitely has some key moments throughout that are defining points for where the narrative is headed. Dan (Kevin Alejandro) needs something new to work with, I liked the happy type focus but there needs to be something new aside from dwelling in the past.
I think they sort of worked towards a shift for him, and hopefully that continues going forward. I felt quite bad for Ella (Aimee Garcia) in this one, can’t quite catch a break it seems. There is of course the typically calm Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) and Linda (Rachael Harris). While central, the two weren’t quite as much of a focus as they were prior which is fine.
This season really is about the connection between Lucifer and Chloe, with that finally getting a move on across many fronts. The quality of the show was generally stellar. It looks great, the CGI elements were gorgeous and felt like a step up when they were used. I did want to dive into the acting further, but I really can’t since it might spoil things. They play around with certain perspectives well and in a very distinctly split way that I thought was clever enough to work perfectly here.
Lucifer Season 5 Part 1 is a really great initial part of this show’s continued development that works on some dangling story points while also sending viewers in a new direction. I quite liked what they did with certain dual characters, that was fun to see play out. Typically it’s a tad silly, but I thought it worked here.
I’m again, trying to dance around that as it’s something to see for yourself while you’re watching. This is definitely a quality selection of episodes. I felt it ended in a sort of angering way, but I’m very much excited to see where it goes next. I think they’ve set up some interesting plot points to touch upon going forward and have moved things along swiftly.
I’m not entirely sure what will happen next, but I wish it wouldn’t have been such a cliff-hang. Anyways, I think the show is generally running smoothly and being precise in what it’s trying to deliver. Even the more casual fun episodes serve a real purpose, which is such a rarity to see in shows. I can’t wait to see what angelic events take place next.
Lucifer Season 5 Part 1 Review at Home with Streamed Viewing
Screening was Provided by Netflix