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Watched Lucifer S1E4&5

Watched Manly Whatnots from m.imdb.com

Manly Whatnots is an episode of Lucifer starring Tom Ellis, Lauren German, and Kevin Alejandro. In an effort to get over his infatuation with Chloe, Lucifer decides that he must seduce her. Meanwhile, the two team up on a missing…

This show’s doing some interesting things, I just wish they would cut it out on the tired things (like constant jokes about the heroine’s sexuality). I get the devil’s sexuality is a power trip thing, but it gets a little old as his main shtick — and makes sense why the character would be getting tired of simply indulging himself in carnal pleasures. It’s a bit tired that Lucifer assumes everyone is that sexually motivated and also straight — it’s more interesting when they play up that he doesn’t have the same moral judgments and hangups about sexuality that humans do. Parts of this play poorly in a post #metoo world where Lucifer doesn’t respect the heroine’s boundaries at all (like breaking into her house and continually pestering her about sleeping together), although I’m interpreting that it’s less about disrespecting her and more about doing whatever the hell he feels like and not letting anyone set any boundaries? I’m excited to see they’re attempting to do more with Mazikeen, although I’m not thrilled with *what* they’re doing with her — trying to show she’s a badass (although kind of failing) but also looks like they’re going the disappointing jealousy route? Hopefully not.

By Tracy Durnell

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