Is 'Lucifer' Season 5B similar to 'Glee'? Here's why fans are not appreciating the musical
It's unlikely that a series with an active storyline like 'Lucifer' would take the risk of inserting a musical episode. Although with all the familial discord and a looming celestial war, it was refreshing to see the brooding characters being able to catch a break. But that is all that's to it, at least for the fanatics, who seem to have a problem with creators' interrupting the narrative with their jaunt.
Despite the sharp criticism received online, the episode, 'Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam', manages to tie in beautifully to the storyline. It follows the characters and their internal struggles of self-worth. However, maybe for some, it was quite a distraction from the original flow of content, which could be a reason for them to not like it.
It's only the second episode of Season 5B and the characters seem to be in a mighty good mood. By now, God (Dennis Haysbert) has arrived and is contemplating dropping truth bombs, which Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) may never be comfortable with given the unusual relationship the father and son share.
Co-showrunners Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson have been waiting to work on an installment, it just didn't happen all of these years because they were apprehensive of how to introduce it into the storyline. "You can imagine in a season where God is our lead guest character that it might have something to do with him," she said EW previously.
Meanwhile, Kevin Alejandro, who plays Detective Daniel Espinoza in the fantasy drama, told the publication how it felt good going back to his "theater roots." "I think the most challenging [part was] getting over my insecurity to do it. Just the nerves, they get to you. It was for lack of better words, about balling up and doing my job and having as much fun as I can. And I think once I allowed myself to be like, 'You know what? You can carry it a note, you can move a little bit," he further elaborated.
Fan reactions to the episode have been mixed. While most were in for a rude shock, there were quite a few who supported the idea and loved it too.
"Wtf is going on here? Why am I watching a musical number?," one asked, while another shared: "I didn’t wait all this time for new episodes of #LuciferSeason5B just for it to be a musical." "I’ve always hated when shows do a musical episode but I could listen to the lucifer cast sing for hours," a third tweeted. "Ummmm...I heard about this but I was NOT prepared for Lucifer’s musical episode!," a fan wrote.
Wtf is going on here? Why am I watching a musical number?#LuciferSeason5B— NINE OF PENTACLES (@empathgirl) May 29, 2021
I didn’t wait all this time for new episodes of #LuciferSeason5B just for it to be a musical ...— Janaè (@jNaemaraj) May 29, 2021
I’ve alwaaays hated when shows do a musical episode but I could listen to the lucifer cast sing for hours😭 #LuciferSeason5B— T is my overlord (@Polarpopx) May 29, 2021
"The Lucifer musical episode really did take me back to my glee days and I don’t know how I feel about it?," a user expressed, another pointed out: "Glee is SHOOK at the musical episode of @LuciferNetflix. A mashup of Bad to The Bone + No Scrubs!? Genius!" "Did we learn nothing from Grey’s Anatomy? Why do we have to do a musical episode?" a fan asked.
the Lucifer musical episode really did take me back to my glee days and I don’t know how I feel about it? #LuciferSeason5B— katie ♥ | Lucifer 5b Spoilers (@scarletsvizh) May 28, 2021
'Lucifer' Seasons 1 to 5 can be streamed on Netflix.