When Did Lucifer Jump the Shark?
Today, we look at when (or if) you folks believe that Lucifer “jumped the shark.”
This is “Just Can’t Jump It,” a feature where we examine shows that launched in 2006 or later and whether they “jumped the shark.” Jumped the shark means that the show had a specific point in time where, in retrospect, you realize that show was going downhill from there. Not every show DOES jump the shark. Some shows just remain good all the way through. And some shows are terrible all the way through. What we’re looking for are moments where a show that you otherwise enjoyed hit a point where it took a noticeable nose dive after that time and if so, what moment was that?
The great Jon Hein had a website devoted to this topic, but he sold it off in 2006 and after being maintained for a couple of years it was then merged into TV Guide in 2009, so I figured it’d be fun to look at shows that launched after the sale and see what we all think about whether they jumped the shark and, if so, when did it happen? Starting this week, I’ll start an archive listing each show along with the current answer for each one (and then update it with the new show each week).
Today, we look at the adaptation of the Vertigo comic book series, Lucifer, where the King of Hell abdicates his throne to open up a night club in Los Angeles and start assisting the police on supernatural crimes.
So first…DID IT JUMP THE SHARK? No idea. I never watched the show. I figured I should mix in some shows that I wasn’t directly familiar with to mix things up.
WHEN DID IT JUMP THE SHARK I’ll leave that to you folks!
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2 thoughts on “When Did Lucifer Jump the Shark?”
I love this series so much. I personally would argue no, it didn´t jump the shark. Yes, there were weaker episodes and some things just felt repitive, but overall, no. It was enjoyable till the end.
But thing is, I would add it ALMOST jumped the shark with the Lucifer-Pierce-Chloe-triangle and the almost-wedding (Almost weddings in TV are just an annyoing trope for me. And Chloe´s bachelorette party was so painful) in season 3, but as it was cancelled and revived by Netflix with season 4 this point was overturned and it got in the right direction in the Netflix-seasons right again. So Lucifer avoided jumping the shark.
Only Partially disagree (Philip S?) Having finished the final season, I can safely say the LAST season of lucifer 100% Jumps the shark **SPOILERS**
But first, summary of some Near Miss Shark Jumps:
* S5 – Finally Meeting God – As much of a fan of Dennis Haysbert as I am, actually bringing God into the picture and giving him Celestial Alzhiemers (and then retiring???).. is just ridiculous. The subtle non-denominational religious innuendo to this point was what made the show so amazing!!
The police procedural / monster of the week formula could have gone another 3 seasons EASILY (im looking at you CSI)
* S?? – Breaking Amenedial with the SJW storylines. Suddenly he goes from celestial powerhouse and the heart of the crew… to BLM poster boy.. IT WAS JUST INSULTING..
JUMP THE SHARK DEATH BLOWS S6:
* Killing Dan and bringing him back as a ghost?? Dude WHY?? How far we’ve come from meeting Kane/Pierce with the stellar character building.. All of which has taken a nosedive since then.
* Lucifers Daughter? Time Travel? ARE YOU F***ING KIDDING ME??
* Should I be God? Should i not?? Hmm i dunno.. lets roll the dice: The Michael and the Angel civil war was a risky as hell move…. that paid off!!! NOW IT GETS DROPPED LIKE NICKI MINAJ TRACK?? .. this is the first hard stop backpedal ive seen so far… absolutely not welcome
Seasons 1 – 4 were a hell of a ride.. Absolute must see … S5 and foreward had very little to offer (though im not gonna lie,. Bloody Celestial Karaoke is probably the best episode of the whole last 2 seasons) ..otherwise, dont expect any gripping plot or story lines