Bakersfield, California. (KGET) – This week’s new entertainment features very dark characters.
“Lucifer: The Complete Fifth Season”: Grade 3 / 12 Stars: Tom Ellis has always made the lead on this series a hell of a lot of fun. It’s been that way ever since the devil got tired of ruling the underworld and took a break on Earth, where he helps solve crimes and falls in love.
Based on Neil Gaiman’s comic book series, season 5 sees Lucifer violently return from Hell. He discovers that Chloe (Luren German) has new thoughts about romance while Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) struggles to adjust to fatherhood.
It’s always been Ellis who makes the show work, and he’s redoubling his efforts. In the first half of the season, Lucifer’s twin brother Michael secretly takes the devil’s place on earth while he is back in Hell. Eventually, Lucifer will have to face the mess his brother has made in his life.
There’s a big question about whether someone can be the evil twin of someone evil, but Ellis makes it work.
The Boys Season 1 & 2 Compilation 4 Stars: It is simply the best written, acted and produced series on television. He will never get the respect he fully deserves because he belongs in the superhero genre but deserves the highest praise.
This story of a ragtag band of vigilantes trying to take down a group of corporate superheroes knows no bounds when it comes to the subject. It’s often presented in the most vile and insane way, but it only reinforces the central theme of not accepting the status quo, whether it’s how we portray superheroes or how these stories are presented.
There is no one better than Anthony Starr as the superhero known as Homelander. He manages to make Homelander the most despicable character on the show and at the same time make him oddly sympathetic.
Don’t think that just because it’s about the superhero genre, it’s suitable for everyone. This is an incredibly adult show that goes beyond the dark and into an abyss of extremes of all kinds.
Also new on DVD and Blu-ray from May 31st.
“Why Women Kill: Season 2”: A brutal dark comedy about a housewife who, by all means, decided to raise her social status.
“Poupelle of Chimney Town”: A young boy living in thick chimney smoke meets Poupel, a man made of garbage, and together they look to the sky as their adventure begins.
“Rick and Morty: Seasons 1-5”: The set includes all 51 episodes from the first five seasons.
“Golden Brick”: The adventurer is looking for someone to write his biography. Andy Garcia starring.
“Gomorrah: Fifth and Final Season”: This is the result of the popular Italian drama.
“The Evil You Know”: Former prisoner gets a second chance. Omar Epps starring.