Moderator / Reviewer
- Apr 4, 2017
My AV System
- Preamp, Processor or Receiver
- Yamaha TRS-7850 Atmos Receiver
- Other Amp
- Peavy IPR 3000 for subs
- Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
- Sony ubx800 4K UHD Player
- Front Speakers
- Cheap Thrills Mains
- Center Channel Speaker
- Cheap Thrills Center
- Surround Speakers
- Volt 10 Surrounds
- Surround Back Speakers
- Volt 10 Rear Surrounds
- Rear Height Speakers
- Volt 6 Overheads
- 2x Marty subs (full size with SI 18's)
- Video Display Device
- Sony 85 inch X950H FALD TV
As a huge fan of Lucifer I was one of those people who was ecstatic when Netflix picked up the show after it dropped from network TV. The series was a magical mix of police procedural, light hearted comedy, and a devil may care (pun intended) attitude that made it wickedly fun to watch. Netflix was able to fine tune some of the more “filler” oriented directions the show was prone to, and season 4 became one of my absolute favorites for it’s dark take on the direction the show went. Season 5 was SUPPOSED to be the final season by all accounts, but the show runners decided that a 6th season was warranted to finish things out thanks to fan reactions. Then season 6 came out and became living proof that some shows should end when they were originally slated to end instead of stretching them out.
The end of season 5 had Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) realizing that with Daddy dearest gone, HE has been left with the task of becoming the next God (“oh, my me”). This season immediately dives into that story with Lucifer struggling with the concept of becoming God. It’s a role he doesn’t really want, but does at the same time. However, to make things even more interesting he’s being hunted by a young female Angel named Rory (Brianna Hildebrand of Deadpool fame). Turns out she’s his daughter from the future who has traveled back in time to kill Lucifer. How, shocking, someone wants to kill Lucifer Morningstar. Well, turns out that Rory is super because in the future Lucifer is nowhere to be found, as he’s abandoned Chloe (Lauren German) and Rory before she was even born.
Lucifer is stunned and shocked that he would ever abandon Detective Decker ever, and while Rory softens up to him a bit, the date that he’s supposed to just walk away is only weeks away. Simultaneously Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt) is getting married to Eve (Inbar Lavi), only to have her ex husband Adam (yes, that Adam) drop in to spoil things, and Dan’s still stuck down in hell unable to figure out what his guilt is that’s keeping him there. But sooner or later, things will all come back to one specific question. Why did Lucifer leave Chloe in the future, and can his fate be changed?
All in all, I could have forgiven most of the issues, but it was that ending that just killed the season. The last 3 episodes brought back an old villain from the previous season just so that we could have someone to fight at the end, and then pulled out a time loop, time travel mumbo jumbo twist to make Lucifer’s vanishing make sense in an ending that made half the fans scream in rage, and the others go “ok? I guess that was ok?”. I’m not going to spoil it, but the ending itself isn’t that horrible. By that I mean it could have worked a season or so ago and the ending few moments actually work. It’s just that after the events of season 5 and the changes he went through it was completely out of place. Honestly, this was full on Castle: Season 5 or How I Met Your Mother going on here. I have a strong suspicion that the new writers were INTENT on using an ending for the show that had been the main goal the entire time, but the series had outgrown that ending and the direction of the show had shifted so much that they couldn’t really pull it off. So they created a season 6 whose sole purpose was to force that round peg ending into the square hole that the show had become. The entirety of season 6 can boil down to trying to cram that finale episode in and give us a reason for it to somehow work. Which ended up being EXTREMELY awkward (and if you think about it, INCREDIBLY cruel to Rory), and us left wondering if we got new writers for this season, as it flies in the face of the free will premise that had become the main stay of the previous 5 seasons (the entire premise of season 6 is basically “you can’t escape your fate”).
All in all, Lucifer Season 6 is not horrible. It's just very awkward for most of the front 2/3rds of the show, and the final 3 tend to drain a lot of the goodwill that had been created over the previous 5 seasons. As a long time fan of the show it sort of felt like a sucker punch, even though the endning it self COULD have worked with a better setup, or a season or two ago instead of allowing the show to grow and adapt, and then try to force it in at the last moment. At the end of the day, season 6 is simply frustrating in many ways. The ending being just one of them.
Not Rated by the MPAA
• Gag Reel
As I said above, Lucifer: The Complete Sixth Season is a textbook example of why it’s not always a good idea to extend a TV show past it’s sell by date. Season 5 was meant to be the ending, and with some tweaking could have really sent the series on a high note, but they wanted ONE more season. A move which resulted in nearly toppling the previous 5 seasons of goodwill and put forth an ending that left half of the fans enraged, and the other half saying “ehh, it KINDA works, but it’s awkward”. I mean, I still love the show as a whole entity, and even with the frustrations and disappointments that was this final season, I have to say it will be missed.
Starring: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, D.B. Woodside, Kevin Alejandro
Created by: Tom Kapinos
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 AVC
Audio: English: DTS-HD MA 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH
Studio: Warner Brothers
Runtime: 600 Minutes
Blu-ray Release Date: September 13th, 2022
Recommendation: For the Completionists