(This review may contain spoilers).
I wasn’t sure I would like this when I first heard of the series, but once I sat down and watched it properly, I found I really enjoyed it.
I wasn’t sure what to make of Lucifer for a lot of the series. While he was amusing and I enjoyed seeing him saying whatever came into his head… no matter how cringe-worthy it was… it was also obvious he didn’t take anything seriously; though it did make him a good foil for Chloe.
I liked being able to see Chloe’s relationships with both her daughter and her ex-husband. While I wasn’t especially keen on Dan for a lot of the series, he did start to grow on me as the episodes went on. But Trixie was adorable and I really liked how attached she became to Lucifer… even though he didn’t like children.
It was interesting that Chloe was immune to Lucifer’s charms and it was a little frustrating that, by the end of the series, there wasn’t much in the way of explanation for that. At the same time, it was nice to see that there was a lot of development in their relationship, without Chloe being affected by Lucifer’s supernatural charms.
There were very few characters I didn’t like… though Malcolm did fit very firmly into that category. Unlike pretty much all of the others, I couldn’t see much depth to him… and I felt he really threw away his second chance.
It was interesting to see Lucifer and Amendiel working together at turns, but also to see the conflicts and tensions in their relationship. I wavered a lot when it came to Amendiel, since I liked him when he was working with his brother… went off him for a while… and then liked him again by the end of the season.
I liked the fact that most of the episodes were self-contained storylines, even though there were themes running all the way through. And Lucifer’s banter with those around him was amusing… as well as seeing how he related to the secondary characters. And he did have a lot of depth to him.
It’s probable that Mazikeen was my favourite character. She was strong physically and mentally… and I enjoyed seeing her interacting with the others, especially Dan and Trixie. But it was also cool to see her interacting with Linda… who I really liked and had a lot of respect for (though I did feel that she didn’t consider a lot of the evidence in front of her).
There were some good multi-genre elements and a lot of tense moments, especially as the series went on. I definitely plan to watch season two as soon as I get the chance.