DVD Review: LUCIFER: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

LUCIFER: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, DB Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Tricia Helfer, Aimee Garcia, Scarlett Estevez and Rachael Harris. Based upon the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, Lucifer is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television. Tom Kapinos developed the series and serves as executive consultant.  Returning for a third season on FOX, the series is executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Joe Henderson, Ildy Modrovich, Len Wiseman and Sheri Elwood.

In Season Two, Lucifer Morningstar and LAPD Detective Chloe Decker are back solving murders on L.A.’s white-hot streets, with their relationship growing deeper, closer, and more awkward for them both. To add fuel to the fire, Lucifer’s mum, Charlotte, escapes Hell, bringing along a ton of emotional baggage: Now Lucifer and his angel brother, Amenadiel — with whom Lucifer has serious sibling issues — must work together to deal with mommy dearest. Meanwhile, Dr. Linda, therapist and confidante to Lucifer, Amenadiel and Maze, is having a devil of a time doling out some of the most bizarre advice ever. Tensions (including the sexual kind) are sizzling in all 18 frighteningly fun, frivolous adventures. Welcome to Devil time!

The finale for the first season teased that Lucifer’s mother had escaped hell and this season we get to meet her. Lucifer continues to have a blast among the humans and he’s enjoying living among the humans to the max. His amusing relationship/partnership with Chloe (Lauren German) has grown and the two have gotten a lot closer and she’s now more comfortable with him. There’s some nice chemistry between the two plus when Lucifer is around Chloe he becomes vulnerable. But why? This is explained in the second season as the mystery about Chloe is ultimately revealed and it’s a good one. There’s also Amenadiel (DB Woodside), Lucifer’s angelic brother, and these two are now getting along much better this season. They’re both having to deal with Charlotte (Tricia Helfer), their mother who is now enjoying her newfound freedom. There’s also the strange new relationship between Dan (Kevin Alejandro) and Mazikeen (Lesley-Ann Brandt) that’s getting hot and steamy as well as Doctor Linda who ends up being the therapist for the entire group of fallen angels. The season finale also leaves us with an angelic cliffhanger and it’s a good one.

The strong points of the series continue to be the smart writing and the talented cast that brings these interesting characters to life on the small screen. The stories are a lot of fun and things never really get too dark, considering the source. You know, the devil is freaking evil! The series itself is charming and quite devilish at times (no pun intended) but it does have its darker moments every once and a while. This season introduces Lucifer’s mother who shows up and enjoys her newfound freedom. As likable and beautiful as she is, she also has an ulterior motive that she’s working on throughout the season. She wants to go back to Heaven and get some sweet revenge and she’s discovered how to get there. The second season also has more murder mysteries that Chloe and Lucifer have to solve and as the sophomore season begins to wrap up, the killer is finally revealed. The main focus stayed on Charlotte and ended up being such a fun story arc for the entire second season and it looks like we’ll be seeing more of her.

The packaging comes with a nice slipcase. The front features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes season two details, some images and the impressive list of special features. There’s also a booklet inside that includes a list of the episodes with synopsis, more images and series credits. All three DVD discs also include artwork that features a silhouette of angel wings. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this standard-definition release were really good. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, Lucifer: The Complete Second Season was a lot of devilish and charming fun as we get to follow more adventures of the charismatic fallen angel who has found his way to Los Angeles and is fitting in quite nicely with the human race. These characters are the driving force of the series and they’re so much fun to follow. Lucifer is story and character driven so it doesn’t rely heavily on special effects but there are a few thrown in a few episodes from time to time. I really like the strong chemistry between the characters played by Tom Ellis and Lauren German as well as the introduction of Charlotte, played nicely by Tricia Helfer aka the sexiest cylon in history. Yeah, I had to throw that in there! Lucifer is a supernatural drama that features some silly moments that are all courtesy of the mischievous fallen angel and never takes itself too seriously. Lucifer: The Complete Second Season releases on DVD on August 22nd and is worth checking out. We even get five more episodes this season compared the the first one. The second season will also be available on Blu-ray courtesy of Warner Archive Collection and can be found at Amazon.com and all major online retailers.

Distributor: Warner Bros. Home entertainment

Run Time: 3 Discs / 18 Episodes / 787 Minutes

  1. Everything’s Coming Up Lucifer
  2. Liar, Liar, Slutty Dress on Fire
  3. Sin-Eater
  4. Lady Parts
  5. The Weaponizer
  6. Monster
  7. My Little Monkey
  8. Trip to Stabby Town
  9. Homewrecker
  10. Quid Pro Ho
  11. Stewardess Interruptus
  12. Love Handles
  13. A Good Day to Die
  14. Candy Morningstar
  15. Deceptive Little Parasite
  16. God Johnson
  17. Sympathy for the Goddess
  18. The Good, the Bad and the Crispy

Rated: Not Rated

DVD Video: Widescreen Presentation

DVD Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH

Special Features: The extras include an all-new featurette, the 2016 Comic-Con Panel, a gag-reel, and never-before-seen deleted scenes.

  • Lucifer: 2016 Comic-Con Panel – Disc 1 (27:16)
  • Reinventing Lucifer in the City of Angels – Disc 2 (14:43)
  • Deleted Scenes – Located on all 3 discs with each episode
  • Gag Reel – Disc 2 (04:34)

 

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