"Lucifer" Favorite Son (TV Episode 2016) Poster

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(2016)

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10/10
Best episode since the pilot!
barbara-205391 March 2016
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Had it all; fun, darkness and finally the characters get some more depth. Honestly, I was getting a bit bored by solving a crime, some Lucifer hitting on Chloe and that was about it. Now, we get to see a bit more about Lucifer and seem to seed a proper long story arch. Him getting his wings stolen, his shrink working with Amenadiel. I also like Lucifer's violent, dark side get shown a bit more. I love his totally camp, singing, charming way but showing the darkness makes him much more complex and interesting. This episode was very well balanced with both; darkness but it never forgets its light tone. Hope the show continues like this!!! 10 out of 10
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This simple low budget TV show isn't about the devil at all.
Dr_Sagan1 March 2016
I wasn't planning on writing another episode review for this light, comedic, buddy cop series but I am surprised about the dithyrambic reviews of some, obviously juvenile, members of IMDb.

It's more than obvious that these fans are driven solely by the name of the show and not its actual artistic, technical or entertaining characteristics.

Don't get me wrong. Exactly the opposite is also happening. People who think that this is a series about Satan, the source of all evil according to Christianity are also wrong.

This simple low budget TV show isn't about the devil at all.

The depiction of Lucifer is (increasingly) that of a nice guy. A guy who cares. Who wants justice and he doesn't lie. And he is misunderstood. Someone who forced by the hand of his father to take a job he didn't wanted...

So, again, this is not a series about Satan. It doesn't involve killing, bloody sacrifices and rituals, deception and lies... Lucifer doesn't want to take over the throne of God and rule in his place.

So, why people are so willing to defend it in IMDb's boards, and insult people who see it for what it actually is, a buddy cop show with a twist? Honestly other than the name I can't think of anything else. It has a few somehow fun yet very simple moments: a cute kid with his face covered with chocolate denies she ate any, Nina Simone's Sinnerman is sang by the lead actor...but not to justify the continuous 10 out of 10, I'm reading. It might be a little justified by the young audience who lacks experience on TV series and movies.

In this 6th episode you get some more insight about the things I mention earlier: The Devil is a good guy, truthful and caring, heartbroken by the injustice of a cruel father. And the buddy-cop relationship gets even stronger. And something of value is stolen by an actual bad guy that will monopolize the interest of the young fans.

Overall: If you want to make a show and call it Lucifer or Satan or Master of all evil or ...whatever... you must also be willing to stand up to the hype of what you are doing. Lucifer isn't a thriller, or a horror show, and it doesn't promote to be evil at all. Quite the contrary...
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10/10
J'aime
maryline-592822 June 2018
L'humour est toujours présent, Maze se dévoile, j'aime cet épisode !
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9/10
Weighing In
grimjac10022 March 2018
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Decided to pick this series up again via streaming after thoroughly enjoying the pilot a couple years ago...who knew there'd be so much controversy and argument via reviews?

Sure, Lucifer vacationing from Hell to become a consultant for the LAPD seems like a tragic waste of time and talent; everyone expects Lucifer to be the Bad Guy because...you know, he's *Lucifer*. Lucifer turns that premise on its head, so leaves a lot of people confused.

It's not a simple buddy-cop series. Sure, on the surface you can take it that way, and find it to be quite enjoyable. But when you look at the characters (or Main Character), it's a lot deeper...asks or presents a lot of questions that deserve some consideration. Christian canon and dogma may gloss over the issues, but...God created the angels and they were *not* given free will; it wasn't until He created humans that free will got added into the mix. So how could Lucifer 'rebel' if it wasn't God's Plan? Did God need a Bad Guy and Lucifer, being the 'favored' creation/son, was tasked with it? If God gives you a nasty job with certain instructions, are you a Bad Guy? Or a guy doing a dirty job he has no choice regarding?

In this episode we get a huge clue: Dr Martin asks if Lucifer is evil, or others just see him as evil? Nobody wants to be punished, after all...

Can the guy in charge of punishing others for their sins find redemption? Can he give it up, let someone else do the dirty job? Can he create his own identity free of his family's vision?

That's the deeper questions this show flirts with. So far, I think it does so quite well, but if that's not your thing...it's still a fun buddy-cop series, reminiscent of the early seasons of Castle.
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7/10
Better than the previous episodes
regionsam4 July 2019
This episode developed the characters and had an interesting story. Solid start to making a decent show
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8/10
You keep trying new hats to hide your horns
Loma725 June 2019
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Both the musical segments are really good ("Sinnerman" at the beginning and "The day is my enemy" near the end). We see Lucifer's influence over Trixie during a family sketch. Lucifer is bored of the police work, up until he finds out that the container missing is HIS container. Maze, out of jealousy, tries to arrange Dan & Chloe back together to get her out of Lucifer's way. Linda gets closer to Amenadiel, who reveals her a lot his brother's past. The episode's plot is there to have Chloe and Dan close to when they were still married, while connecting Lucifer to the season's plot, where he is stolen a very important thing which was once his (loved how they just showed his wings at the very end, giving them the most attention they could). Lucifer loses his temper a lot in this episode, especially when confronted by Linda who brings up his past and challenges his viewing of his father's actions towards him.
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10/10
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yasserelhor16 April 2019
It so cool and i love him....................................
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