The highly-anticipated part one of season 5 of Lucifer is set to drop in a few days, and we were lucky enough to be able to view the season early. Get ready, because this is one hell of a ride.
This is a spoiler-free review!
The first part of Season 5 will release on Netflix on August 21. The first part of the season consists of eight episodes, each packed with a punch that keeps the viewers hooked. There are a few fun episodes sprinkled throughout, specifically with episode two, “¡Diablo!”, and episode three, “It Never Ends Well for the Chicken,” being something fans will especially love, and they’ll get to see their favorite characters in different settings.
There are big plot points that are revealed, particularly with Mazikeen, Linda, Daniel, and Ella, which will change the course of the show. However, some plots were entirely too predictable and left a lot to be desired. It was truly my only disappointment of the season, as everything else was incredibly strong.
For only eight episodes, this show does know how to pack a lot into a little, but makes it so the audience doesn’t feel completely overwhelmed. The actors are on top of their game, especially Tom Ellis, who returns as that lovable Lucifer that we’ve all missed. Lauren German, D.B. Woodside, Aimee Garcia, Kevin Alejandro, Lesley-Ann Brandt, and Rachael Harris all have outstanding performances with each of their storylines, and it’s easy to tell how much work went into this season to make it right. I do have to say that throughout this part of the season, D.B. Woodside absolutely nails it as Amenadiel, and easily soars to the top as my favorite character.
Netflix continues to excel as the home for Lucifer. The care and love the network puts into the show is noticeable. The sets, stunts, and the on-location shots elevate each episode, and it’s clear to see that it’s truly a testament to an entire team of actors, crew, etc. who put so much love into Lucifer.
One of our Supernatural favorites, Richard Speight, Jr., returns to direct episode six, “BluBallz” (he’ll also have another episode in the later part of the season) and it’s so fun to see what he carries over in style from his episodes directing Supernatural. His episode is one of my favorites in 5A (although I might be a bit biased). Kevin Alejandro directs the 5A finale, “Spoiler Alert,” and the episode is incredibly impressive and visually beautiful. There are a few specific scenes that are done so uniquely that it’s really a tribute to Alejandro’s directing and crew, who add some impressive visual effects to only elevate specific scenes.
Overall, I was really impressed with this season and the story, and I know fans will definitely love it. It does leaves off on quite a cliffhanger, which will keep all Lucifer fans on edge for what’s to come next.
Lucifer Season 5 (Part One) premieres on Netflix August 21.