The well-loved television show Lucifer has followed the Devil himself and a detective throughout their adventures for six seasons.
However, the writers decided to take a leaf out of the creators’ books of shows such as ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ ‘The Simpsons,’ and ‘South Park’ within the final season.
Adult animation has seen a remarkable rise in recent years. It found massive success within the comedy genre where ‘Lucifer’ comfortably places itself. However, the show draws slightly short when jumping on this bandwagon.
The actors more than make the show, and it’s a success. That is why removing Tom Ellis and Lauren German takes a little away from the show so much love.
The joy of cartoons such as ‘Rick and Morty’ and ‘Bob’s Burgers’ is that they remove themselves from classic cartoons’ often annoying and childish gimmicks. Had Lucifer followed suit and left behind the over-the-top sound effects, perhaps their innuendos and rude puns would have fitted in significantly better. The jokes fall flat and feel out of place due to the way they are coupled with the traditional childhood cartoon tropes.
Though the scenes after the intrusion of the cartoon flop take a slightly stagnant format, the episode quickly resolves itself with the reintroduction of the protagonists in their non-stretched out and overly illustrated selves, with the storyline moving onward as though the scene never happened. It somewhat makes the scene even less impressive as it was out of place and not well constructed. The episode gained nothing from the section. Also as it was not the entire episode, only a section, it felt just as gimmicky as the animation itself.
The show quickly moves on from the strange section and back into the comfortable swing of its well-loved presentation. Laura German and Tom Ellis fall straight back into their parts Lucifer and The Detective.
The episode is heartwarming and brings the audience right back into their love of the show after the shortfall bringing the whole show back to its easily loved and joyous watch.