Lucifer: Liar, Liar, Slutty Dress On Fire
October 3, 2016 7:43 PM - Season 2, Episode 2 - Subscribe

Lucifer's mother shows up at the scene of a gruesome murder and claims she's innocent, but Lucifer is suspicious of her tale and, not wanting to leave her alone, enlists Maze to keep an eye on her while he investigates the case with Chloe.
posted by oh yeah! (8 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I dunno guys I usually agree with the AV club but here? Was anyone really watching last season and saying, "yeah, this gloomy fallen angel stuff is okay but what this show really needs is a bunch more screwball sex comedy and jokes about Tricia Helfer's ass!". Anyone?

and while in principle I'm not against excuses to put her in too-small leather outfits it just felt all kinds of skeevy and exploitative?

Eh, maybe it's just me.
posted by Justinian at 12:38 AM on October 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


I'm giving it time. I have a funny feeling Daddy himself is eventually going to make an appearance.
posted by Thorzdad at 5:18 AM on October 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


and while in principle I'm not against excuses to put her in too-small leather outfits it just felt all kinds of skeevy and exploitative?

I agree in principle, but Helfer sold her character's total obliviousness to impropriety so well that I was too firmly on board the fun train for the skeeviness to register while I was watching the show. I did find it a little hard to swallow that Maze could be taken out by a head-butt, what with her being a demon, but, oh well, I loved pretty much everything else they did this episode.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:39 AM on October 4, 2016 [2 favorites]


I'll admit I enjoyed it. Maybe it was just that I missed the show and am just happy it's back. Maybe it's because with mom in the picture maybe we can focus more on the heaven and hell stuff than the police conspiracy/boring procedural aspects of the show.

As for the outfits and the jokes, I'm with oh yeah! I think she sold it. She almost seemed like she was having fun with the whole thing. Yes, I'm aware she's an actress and it's her job to create impressions on the audience, but there seemed to be a lightness to her performance that I haven't seen her give in a while, and which I enjoyed watching, so for now, at least, I'm okay with the situation. Of course I have the right to chance my mind depending on how the show portrays her character in the future.

Oh, and it's really nice to see the discussion group come back for season two. Look forward to chatting with you all.
posted by sardonyx at 1:13 PM on October 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


Sadly, I somehow forgot this wasn't the season opener but the second episode. Wow, the first episode really didn't leave a lasting impression with me.
posted by sardonyx at 1:15 PM on October 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


So the theology of this show is Catharist in nature, yes?
posted by Justinian at 4:56 PM on October 4, 2016


Actually I suppose thats not necessarily true. We know Lucimom is powerful enough to cause plagues and famines and such but not that she is nearly as powerful as God. And evidence suggests she very much is not. Doesn't Catharism require that the good God and the evil God be equal in power?
posted by Justinian at 4:58 PM on October 4, 2016


what this show really needs is a bunch more screwball sex comedy and jokes about Tricia Helfer's ass!

I haven't memorized season one or anything, but I seem to recall there was plenty of winky naughty sexy humor, and even, ya know, actual sex. The tone doesn't seem too different this season, other than maybe the Chloe/Dan/police station stuff being gratifyingly less serious. That, plus keeping Dr. Linda, has me pretty well pleased so far this season.
posted by Squeak Attack at 7:51 PM on October 4, 2016


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