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Lucifer: Season 1 Reviews

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February 27, 2019
Featuring the Devil in his most vanilla of forms, horror fans will be left wanting; Lucifer is disappointingly sparse on strong imagery.
October 24, 2016
Fox's Lucifer proves that despite their ubiquity, comic book adaptations far from a guaranteed success.
January 25, 2016
When a show's lone saving grace is its hero's annoyingly glib personality, there's a problem. Or 666, if my count while watching this unholy misfire is correct.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
January 19, 2016
There's a lot of faux-coolness here; strip clubs where everyone has clothes on, a lot of snarky jokes met with "Oh you're just the devil," etc etc.
January 25, 2016
In the context of a crime show, the gimmick ages rapidly. It's a bit of a shame, but frankly, my Devil, I don't give a damn.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
January 26, 2016
Lucifer has done itself a lot of favors by selecting a strong lead performer, but Ellis can't carry the show all by himself. The show's writing is too tame to fully embrace all the implications of a main character who is literally the Devil.
January 25, 2016
Until or unless the show's writing staff digs down and explore those darker instincts... Lucifer feels stuck in creative purgatory.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 12, 2017
You'd be better served to watch any of the other detective dramas to which I've compared the lifeless "Lucifer." Just heed my warning: Stay away from this mid-season mediocrity fest.
January 25, 2016
The conventional crime-time format incinerates everything strange and spirited about the concept.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 25, 2016
We're left with a show that's as cheesy as it is ridiculously improbable.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 25, 2016
Where Lucifer the comic series offered a deep meditation on the nature of free will, Lucifer the TV show inserts its title character into what is basically the premise of Castle.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 25, 2016
Turning Lucifer into The Mentalist with slightly more CGI seems a waste of the character Gaiman and Carey made so vivid, but it still could have led to a decent show. This is just awful.
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January 25, 2016
This louche Lucifer is mostly a cop procedural snooze.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 26, 2016
Protests have been heard against turning Lucifer into a good guy, but in fact, he's mainly just a smug jerk with a creepy smile. And as his reluctant sidekick, German is as bland as her counterparts on a lot of better shows.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 22, 2016
Lucifer is the type of show that can't get over the cleverness of its central conceit.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 21, 2016
If something smells a little rancid, unfortunately, it's less likely brimstone than the stale whiff of a warmed-over concept.
January 25, 2016
There's nice but predictable chemistry between Ellis and German, and although Fox only made one episode available to critics, the show's concept is so obvious, it's easy to see exactly where this will go, unless it gets canceled first.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 25, 2016
Somewhere along the way, you're very likely to find yourself wondering if this is the least interesting thing Beelzebub has ever done while killing time on the mortal plane.
January 25, 2016
Even Satanists will be reaching for the remote when ... The Devil deserves better than ... Oh, heck, Fox's Lucifer is so terrible that it doesn't even warrant the effort of a clever opening line.
January 25, 2016
The most obnoxious show of the new year thus far.
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