'Lucifer' Season 2 - TV Review

14 months after I watched "Lucifer" season 1, COVID-19 hit. In need of something to watch and having forgotten my objection to the appearance of "Mom," I watched the rest of season 2 (thank you Netflix). And I have to say that the writers were doing well with the humour: Lucifer's snide remarks and sarcasm were enough to get me right through the season. My previous comments apply: police procedural, with one of the two partners having mild super powers. This year though there's more "family" drama: Mom causes havoc, Dad sends another brother. Brother Uriel isn't around long, but there are ... repercussions. By the end of this season we know just how important/unusual Chloe Decker is, and of course Lucifer is still supernatural, so threats of death to either of them have close to zero weight. Mazikeen is mostly having fun, most notably discovering that hunting humans is a sport you can get paid for as a bounty hunter. Amenadiel is tossed about by scripting like a styrofoam chip in the surf, doing and thinking and feeling what they want him to for the needs of the rest of the script. This is unfortunate, as D.B. Woodside is a charismatic guy who could have been better if given a more consistent story arc.

I already have a moderate idea of the whole "Sinnerman" and Pierce story arcs in the third season, and the soap-opera-like qualities of the show apparently dominating the writing. At the moment at least I don't want to watch that. I changed my mind last time, we'll see what happens.