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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Netflix Picks: Lucy's Back!

The TV series Lucifer, which is about the devil living on Earth and falling in love with a detective, recently launched the first half of its fifth season on Netflix. I have followed this show since it started a while back. It got cancelled and then resurrected on Netflix for an additional season, after which it was extended for a fifth season. Then, much to everyone’s surprise, it was again renewed for a sixth and final season. As a fan, I am not complaining.

Netflix just released the first half of the fifth season and so far, I am enjoying it. I am curious to find out how much of what I am seeing was changed after it was announced that the fifth season was not going to be the last. I read that the producers already had a storyline for the fifth season assuming it was the end of the series, but that they now had to change things up to prepare for the sixth season. 

I liked how they switched things up by having Lucifer have a nemesis in the form of his twin brother Michael. It is odd watching the role reversal considering that Lucy is supposedly evil, and Michael is the angel, but they end up being on different sides. It poses a lot of questions about how we view people as completely evil or completely good and can be blind to the idea that no one is perfect, that it is not always black and white.

I feel like the season’s first half gave viewers a lot to think about in terms of people seeking redemption and not wanting to be the person they were born into (Maze), about good people who don’t seem to believe that deserve good things (Ella), the ways we go about finding peace in our lives (Dan), and how much control we have over our destiny or the plan that God has for us (Chloe).

One of the things I am curious about how the storyline with Amenadiel’s baby will go. Last season the child was kidnapped for being the child of an angel and demons were hoping to make him Lucifer’s replacement in hell. With Michael supposedly showing Amenadiel that baby Charlie was human and not angelic, I feel like they are setting something up there. I do not think they would just cancel out all that happened to the baby from last season by making him an ordinary human. 

I do not know what to expect from the second half of the show, especially now that they have placed God on earth as well to deal with his fighting children. I feel that this would shake things up. I am curious about the show’s take on the role and what will happen now that he is on earth. One thing that I would really like to see in the second half would probably be something more for Maze. I think she was dealt a bad hand when she did not get the chance to get closure with her mother. There is also the fact that she is dealing with the loss of Eve, who I would LOVE to see again in the second half of the season. I am such a fan of Inbar Lavi, it would be great to see her on the show again. 

Of course, I would be remiss if I did not mention that Lucy spoke in Tagalog in one of the episodes. It was a bit forced, but I love that he tried. I am sure the reason why his supposedly Tagalog conversation with the lady was off-cam was that it would be hard for him to pass off longer dialogue in the language. It was a smart move for the producers in my opinion. With Filipinos being one of the most active people on social media, adding that scene would mean so much publicity for the show. 

Has anyone else seen the first half of season 5? What did you think of it?


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