“Lucifer” is one of those lesser Vertigo titles. Sure, it spun off Gaiman’s work on “Sandman”, but it lacked that certain feel. The series itself is the kinda procedural approach that makes me cringe. Treating Lucifer as a nightclub owner (accurate) who feels bad for mortals (mixed) and helps the LAPD (WTF?) is such a misread. But, the show has fans even in its short 13 episode run. Plus, the little girl in the cast is cute.

While the show doesn’t move as odd as Gotham, it tries to build a world around an indie horror title that didn’t exactly light the world on fire. The direction throughout the series is on-point and varied. Honestly, I think each episode has a new helmer. The writing is consistent, but the playful changes behind the scenes allows for better flow to introduce the concept of DC/Vertigo’s Lucifer. Hopefully, it’ll survive its second season on FOX. The CW can only save so many WB shows.


  • Featurettes
  • Unaired Scenes
  • Gag Reel


  • 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
  • Dolby Digital 5.1


  • 89%
    Video - 89%
  • 88%
    Audio - 88%
  • 88%
    Supplemental Material - 88%
  • 80%
    Show Score - 80%

The Plot Thus Far

Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer has resigned his throne and retired to the City of Angels, where he is indulging in a few of his favorite things – wine, women, song. When a beautiful pop star is brutally murdered before his eyes, he feels something awaken deep within him – for the first time in roughly 10 billion years. Is he actually capable of feelings for a human being? The very thought disturbs him – as well as his best friend and confidante, Mazikeen (aka Maze), a fierce demon in the form of a beautiful young woman. The murder attracts the attention of LAPD homicide detective Chloe Dancer, who finds herself both repulsed and fascinated by Lucifer. As they work together to solve the murder, Lucifer is struck by Chloe’s inherent goodness. Used to dealing with the absolute worst of humanity, he begins to wonder if there’s hope yet. Maybe everyone’s got a chance for redemption. Even the Devil.

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