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November 16 2016

Lucifer cast reveals why season 2 will pay 'homage' to Buffy. Now this show feels like mandatory viewing.

I haven't watched Lucifer before, but it's on my list.

I don't agree with the comments about it being like nothing else on TV though, I mean iZombie? Supernatural? Don't both of those shows blend comedy, drama and horror? And they both do it extremely well.
There's also Ash vs Evil Dead, but it tends to focus more on the comedy than anything else. I don't know if it can hit the dramatic highs of those other shows.
If I had a dollar for every TV show that has been pronounced to represent an homage/successor/emulator of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"--well, I might not be wealthy, but I'd have a bunch more spending money. ;-)

For me, even after all these years, and a multitude of "similar" shows......"the only really real Buffy is really Buffy and she's gone".

And that goes for the entire "feel" of the show, as well as for its characters/actors, dialogue, and plotlines......
Lucifer and Buffy are not really comparable. But it IS a fun show to watch. (well, they have at least that in common)
Lucifer is plumbing some philosophical depths that other "genre" shows don't, or don't do as well (in my limited experience). I would agree that it is not comparable to Buffy/Angel except in the superficial sense of using demons in human form to illustrate human foibles. And D.B Woodside is doing some stellar work, so y'all should check it out if you haven't yet.

Oddly, the best thematic comparison I can find is to The Good Place, which I have been enjoying quite a lot.

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