It’s been a bad goddamn week, so it’s nice to indulge in a little escapism. We’ll get back to the 24-7 Trump hate parade later on, I think, but for now I’m gonna wallow in some decent TV.
There’s a few things tearing up the news today, including word of Sherlock‘s season four debut and a new study proving the the AIDS “Patient Zero” guy is not actually at fault for bringing AIDS to America. I’m pretty sure science already knew that, but just in case, now they extra know it.
“After the bodies of two young L.A. transplants are found poisoned, Chloe and Lucifer hunt for the killer. Upon Maze convincing Chloe to go out for drinks, which the detective perceives as an act of friendship, but is actually part of a bet between Maze and Lucifer, the two make a shocking decision.” (IMDB)
I think this show would really benefit from re-working the police procedural element. One of the reasons why the celestial plots work so much better is that they’re layered out over the season, each reveal building on the last and working up to a big catharsis at the end of the season. By switching the police procedural aspect from a case-of-the-week format to a second season-long arc, you could accomplish the same thing.
Lucifer blends humor, real emotion and a goofy premise expertly. I’m not sure why this catches my attention so, except I guess you don’t see it done this well very often. It’s one of the things I like in my CW shows, too. It requires good writing, but also great acting, because you have to sell something inherently silly. Lucifer‘s actors just keep doing that.
Lucifer is one of those shows that I would never have expected to be any good. It’s based on a comic book that won a lot of acclaim, but as a TV show? And with as many changes as they made to the concept and characters? There’s no way a police procedural that buddies up the actual Devil with a homicide detective should work.