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  1. Give The Devil His Due: Lucifer In The Media

    I don't think that the Sinnerman arc and lack of procedural was the problem. I think the lack of character development (and the interruption from the leftover episodes) was. I recall very little of the Sinnerman episodes other than that it was more of "Lucifer blames Dad" but it really didn't go anywhere. Until the last two episodes, when Amenadiel and Lucifer realized that they were responsible for losing/regaining their wings/Devil Face etc. It seems that most of the season was spent on Charlotte redeeming herself. While I liked her character and loved that episode with Lucifer early on, it's not Charlotte who I watched for. She went somewhere over the course of the episodes. Lucifer went somewhere in the last two. So, he went nowhere for most of the season and I think that was the problem. There was no point to these episodes other than an entertaining procedural. It might have worked if the show had started out as one but it didn't.
  2. Give The Devil His Due: Lucifer In The Media

    Don't most of them do that already anyway? I don't think Lucifer would have been picked up without the fan support. I'm not saying that it was picked up because of it, just that it probably played a role.
  3. Give The Devil His Due: Lucifer In The Media

    Netflix picked up Lucifer https://tvline.com/2018/06/15/lucifer-netflix-season-4-renewed-returning/
  4. Give The Devil His Due: Lucifer In The Media

    Considering that Lucifer realized that getting back the wings and retrieving his devil face wasn't Dad's doing, I would hope that they'd move forward in a potential fourth season. Lucifer exploring who he is (if he controls the wings and his devil face, did he want to become the Devil? Is that who he is after all because he likes to punish people (which I think we learned in previous seasons that he does) and why did the wings keep coming back? Why did he want them to?) might be a nice idea.
  5. S03.E25: Boo Normal; Once Upon a Time

    I thought he was calling her. There was a "swoosh" sound that sounded a lot like the wings sound before Lucifer said hello, so I assumed that she came in and wasn't there before.
  6. Madame Secretary In The Media

    A few blake and white behind-the-scenes photographs taken by Geoffrey Arend. https://www.cbs.com/shows/watch_magazine/photos/1007768/madam-secretary-s-geoffrey-arend-gets-creative-behind-the-camera/124289/geoffrey-arend-shares-his-point-of-view/
  7. S03.E25: Boo Normal; Once Upon a Time

    I definitely agree. It wasn't the actress, it was the quirky-ness and it wasn't even what she said, it was how she said it. I kept thinking "this is not how she should deliver the lines". Her personality was just too far out there to be credible. She seemed too self-conscious and awkward for my taste. If I were dying and she appeared as the Angel of Death I'd have a hard time taking her seriously. And did they explain when she does and when she doesn't appear and why? Because we've had several deaths with the Angels who could have seen her present and not a glimpse of her (the guy who shot Delilah in the Pilot, Malcolm, Charlotte).
  8. Give The Devil His Due: Lucifer In The Media

    I will never understand how anyone can write like that. You can't tell a story if you don't know what story you want to tell. Some can live without it but I don't think Lucifer was one of those show. There were just too many things that could have happened: Lucifer could have become human and mortal due to Chloe, Lucifer could have become human and vulnerable around Chloe but retained his immortality otherwise, Lucifer could have decided that he wanted to go back to Hell, Lucifer could have decided that he wanted to stay the devil but also stay on earth, Lucifer could have found some way to divide his time between Hell and earth, Lucifer could have found a way to make up with his father and is able to go to Heaven and Hell. And then there are Chloe, Amenadiel, Father, Maze and Linda. They all have a strong influence on Lucifer, so I think they needed to determine where these characters are supposed to go (Maze and Chloe especially). So yeah, if you have a show with a complex set-up like this one it's bound to become a mess if you make it up as you go along.
  9. S03.E25: Boo Normal; Once Upon a Time

    Yes, she tortured in hell, and I think she was also Lucifer's "main torturer" if you will. But in S1 he also says that Maze exists to protect him I always took that to mean that Maze was mainly forged to protect the ruler of hell. But I guess, that we're not clear on that proves my point: they could have done more with it and seem to have lost track of the characters.
  10. S03.E25: Boo Normal; Once Upon a Time

    I'm pretty sure that Lucifer said at one point during the show that she solely exists to protect him. They could have explored that: how much is Maze her own "person" and how much is she bound to Lucifer? If she was created to protect Lucifer, can she really be her own person even if they're on earth? And why doesn't she have to protect Lucifer anymore when all the other laws still apply (angels can't take a human life, for example). I think the show lost their way in part because they lost track and sight of the characters and their individual stories. Maybe it would have been a good idea for Henderson to keep his focus on the show's characters and their stories instead of his comic's characters. Just saying...
  11. I think they could have done a lot more with Rumple, period. After all, he was the mastermind behind it all and manipulated everyone to get what he wants. So, he was basically the villain they all had in common. I felt they never used that enough/explored that enough. At one point I started to wonder if they wanted or didn't want to let go of Rumple as the villain. They seemed to be clear of wanting to let go of Regina as a villain, but with Rumple they went back and forth and it drove me insane. I didn't feel like they wanted to keep us guessing, I felt like they didn't know themselves and I just wanted them to make up their minds. And then, in S4, it seems that Carlyle had wanted to work fewer hours, so we got to see less of Rumple and his story sort of went downhill. I think it's a pity because if they had just kept Rumple as the villain, as this big great dark one that was part of the final battle, it probably wouldn't have felt like they didn't know what to do with the characters anymore once Regina had moved over to the good side. They wouldn't have had to bring in a ton of outside characters because they would still have had a deliciously evil character right in their midst that they could have spun the stories around. And Rumple could still have had a happy ending because he was really just a tortured soul as well and even villains can do the right thing very once in a while especially those who were once human. Snow was supposed to be honest and pure and lead by example, so, I guess, she couldn't have made a deal and then not fulfill her end of it morally.
  12. S01.E01: Pilot

    I wondered about that during my most recent re-watch, too. I actually never questioned that Regina was telling the truth in that moment and that did love Henry but maybe my judgement was clouded. My aunt and uncle lost their adopted child when the birth mother reclaimed her shortly before the 6 weeks were up. She was their third but it was devastating, so I never questioned that Regina saw Emma as a threat as Henry's birth mother. I don't know if the intent was that Regina saw Emma's ability to break the curse as a bigger threat than the threat she posed to Henry but the way they wrote and acted it, Regina's fear that Emma might take Henry was certainly very convincing and very real. (As was her reaction when Emma brought Henry back which also played a role in me believing that Regina truly loved Henry)
  13. S01.E01: Pilot

  14. S01.E01: Pilot

    I'm assuming you mean because Regina's a single, working mom and was still allowed to adopt?
  15. I don't now if she came into it with the idea but if memory serves, she said that she was grateful that CBS had been so accomodating of her request to leave the show or something along the lines.