Lucifer: Season 2 (DVD) – Series Review
Follow Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Distributor: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Episodes: 18
Duration: 41 min (per episode)

Lucifer: Season 2 (DVD) – Series Review

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Good: Main storyline becomes more important
Bad: Sometimes the focus shifts a bit too much
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The series revolving around the devil who turned out to be a charming Brit with a nightclub, stirred up a lot of attention quite recently when it was cancelled after its third season. Of course many of its fans didn’t want the series to end, and many protested the downfall of Lucifer online, which generated even more attention. The final result happened to be Netflix taking over the series, prolonging it, allowing a fourth season to come in the near future. Those sentiments aside, it’s only now that the second season has been released on DVD, and that’s where we come in. We revisited Lucifer, who now had to deal with his mother roaming around on Earth.

After starting his partnership with detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German), Lucifer (Tom Ellis) finds himself in a new pickle, namely the fact that his mother has escaped hell. Not only can she pretty much possess every ‘body’ where the soul leaves its host, she is a celestial being, and thus possesses a lot of power. She soon finds herself in the body of Charlotte (Tricia Helfer),  a sneaky lawyer that is known for defending sleazebags . Of course she tracks Lucifer down, telling her son she simply wants to make up for her past wrongs and to spend time with him. Lucifer isn’t all too keen about the idea, but he can’t bring himself to send her back to hell either, so an unlikely bond soon ensues.

Meanwhile Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) is dealing with his own problems as his powers are weakening after his time on Earth. He assumes that he is being a poor son to God, as he isn’t able to put Lucifer back on his fiery throne in hell. Nonetheless, with his mother in the picture, things become even more difficult for him to process. On the other side of the fence, Dr. Linda Martin is getting tired of Lucifer’s tales of angels and being the son of God that she is thinking about removing him from her list of patients. Little does she know that Lucifer isn’t talking in metaphors.

For the most part Lucifer still remains a detective series that is linked with the supernatural, but this time the latter takes the front seat with the addition of Lucifer’s mother, who is not shy to use her powers either. The first season was pretty much a lengthy introduction for the interaction between Lucifer and Chloe, but now things get mixed up as they already have a decent bond which could actually lead to a love relationship. Other than that, Amenadiel’s problems and Lucifer’s mother also create a certain bond, which is also rather interesting. While cases still get solved each episode, the dynamics and the flow have changed, giving the series a more sturdy backbone and making it more than just a series of loosely connected episodes with a small red thread running through it.

In terms of acting performances, not much has changed. Tom Ellis still perfectly nails the role of Lucifer but he also allows the character to evolve, to open up, to show certain emotions he never showed and above all, to trust certain people in his life making him more vulnerable. The same can be said about the other important characters who show more and more depth and who are constantly evolving and shifting their positions in the overall story. The biggest newcomer this season is Tricia Helfer who plays Lucifer’s mother and who is stuck in the body of Charlotte, a rather dirty lawyer.

The extra features on the DVD edition of the second season of Lucifer are a bit underwhelming. You’ll have some deleted scenes to wade through, a short gag reel, the Comic-Con panel that dates back from 2016 and a small featurette that revolves around the ideas for the second season. Overall your dose of Lucifer won’t be prolonged that much, but something is still better than nothing.

Conclusion

Lucifer: Season 2 is a great succession of the first season and it tips a lot of the veil in order to properly develop the story. If you were into the first season but felt it was lacking information, then this season will certainly burst that bubble. Not only is Lucifer becoming more human and likeable, everything that’s happening is simply too exciting to ignore. If you didn’t have the chance  to watch the second season yet, and you’re yearning for some extra Lucifer content, then this season will certainly satiate your hunger.

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