“Lucifer” Season 5 Part B Review: Netflix’s Show Devilishly Blends Procedural, Mythology, Melodrama and Humor

Tom Ellis and Lauren German in the fifth season of “Lucifer.” Photo Courtesy: Netflix

Rating: 7/10

I watch Lucifer, Netflix’s supernatural dramedy about the Devil trading Hell for Los Angeles, for two main reasons: its sharp dialogue and the fact that showrunner Ildy Modrovich challenges herself every season and always delivers some quirkiness. Part A of season five had a black-and-white film noir episode with period costumes. Season 5 Part B, which has eight episodes and drops on Netflix May 28, features a musical episode.

But you can watch Lucifer for many other reasons: as a police procedural with a new murder to solve every episode; as a source of constant pining for Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and LAPD Detective Chloe (Lauren German) to end up together; as a mythology-packed show that features all kinds of biblical characters depicted in the most bizarre and outrageous ways; or simply to see Lucifer in various degrees of undress and Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt) clad in impractical but sexy outfits.

Part B starts right where Part A ended: God (Dennis Haysbert) descended on Earth to try to calm his children down. Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) has frozen time, overwhelmed by the idea that his son Charlie is not immortal. And he’s done it just the instant Lucifer was about to tell Chloe that he loves her too. Lucifer’s meddlesome twin brother Michael (Ellis) has turned the demon Maze against Lucifer and Amenadiel, promising to give her a soul. And, basically, chaos has ensued.