Season 2

Lucifer Season 2 (2015-?)

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Lucifer Season 2 (2015-?)

Network:

Fox

Creator:

Tom Kapinos

Starring:

Tom Ellis

Lauren German

Kevin Alejandro

D.B. Woodside

Lesley-Ann Brandt

Tricia Helfer

Rachael Harris

Plot:

Lucifer Morningstar has decided he’s had enough of being the dutiful servant in Hell and decides to spend some time on Earth to better understand humanity. He settles in Los Angeles – the City of Angels.

Review:

I watched the first season of Lucifer as it aired, enjoyed it, then promptly forgot about it. Not sure what happened there, but while killing TV time before fall premiers started I was able to binge the second season.

Lucifer, Tom Ellis, ends up revealing to his therapist, Rachael Harris, that he’s really, and truly, the devil. He shows her his true form and seeing her reactions was one of my favorite parts of the season. She reacted like any normal person would and seeing her learn everything about Heaven and Hell and Lucifer’s family was great.

The big thing with this season was that Lucifer’s mother, Tricia Helfer, showed up. She isn’t a fan of humans, but wants to have a good relationship with her sons. I had a hard time believing that as her motivation and Lucifer did too. Nothing really came of that, though. She ended up escaping to another universe or dimension or world. Some place where she could create what she wanted. And I assume, that is that, with her.

We learned some about Chloe and there was some movement on a relationship between her and Lucifer, though, I really don’t know how I feel about that.

What I enjoy most with this show is the mythology. Well, the mythology and Mazikeen, Lesley-Ann Brandt. She’s my favorite by so much. She’s a badass, and a demon, and she’s growing as a person. She says wildly inappropriate things and I love her.

Season 3 has already aired, but it’s not available on any of the streaming services I have, so I’m not sure when I’ll get to watch it. I’m going to try and not forget about the show though because it really is entertaining.

3.5/5

Westworld Season 2 (2016-?)


Westworld Season 2 (2016-?)

Network:

HBO

Starring:

Evan Rachel Wood

Thandie Newton

Jeffry Wright

Ed Harris

James Marsden

Zahn McClarnon

Plot:

Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite can be indulged without consequence.

Review:

The end of season 1 had Delores, Evan Rachel Wood, going on a killing rampage. Bernard, Jeffry Wright, discovered he was one of the hosts. And Maeve, Thandie Newton, decides fuck it I’m going to find my daughter and not leave. It’s a pretty climactic ending and season 2 seriously does not disappoint.

Delores leads a revolution. She’s angry and she wants humans to pay in blood and she doesn’t care who’s in her way. Her love, Teddy, James Marsden, can’t even stop her, though, he doesn’t really try. When she realizes he’s going to be a possible hindrance she does what her enemy does and changes him. When he realizes it, he can’t keep going. It’s sad. In the end her desire for revenge matters more than anything. She basically becomes her enemy.

Bernard’s story is probably the most confusing. He too is free, basically, and trying to save his people. However, he doesn’t want to destroy the humans like Delores. He wants everyone to live and thrive and be happy. He is very much Delores foil and the end of the season sets that up handily for the next season.

Maeve, my favorite character of the bunch, could easily be brushed off by saying she only cares about herself, but that’s too easy. She cares about others, but she is not currently a big picture player. She wants her family to be happy. One of my favorite parts of the season was when she met Delores and basically called her out and said if you really believe what you’re spouting then you can’t stop me. It was great.

The Man in Black, Ed Harris, gets more background. Through his story there are more revelations about the entire place. He seems to be going crazy, if he isn’t already there. His story is what really confuses things as a whole and makes you wonder what’s going on.

My favorite episode of the season didn’t have anything to do with these characters, though. At least, not really. It was a new character, Akecheta, Zahn McClarnon, a Native American warrior. His story is just so amazing. I loved that episode so much.

What has me most confused and excited about this season was the end credits clip. It basically throws everything into question and I have no idea which way is up. I am so excited and really looking forward to the next season. Westworld has become more than I ever could have imagined.

5/5