Hi Hilary! I am interested in watching lucifer but I am hesitating. I am actually quite religious so the whole devil thing sort of has stopped me. On a scale from Paradise lost to Rosemarys baby how bad is it?
It’s not at all scary and it is very very Paradise Lost. Lucifer is a sympathetic anti-hero and he’s definitely made the butt of plenty of jokes, so it’s not as if they don’t know that the whole thing can’t be played off. The religious elements are imho handled quite well. Episode 9, when Lucifer accidentally befriends a Catholic priest, is one of my absolute favorites. I said so in an earlier post, but they really do bring up interesting questions of theology and free will and the question of whether it’s important to do good things and how. I’m hoping that season 2 will have even more of a heaven/hell focus as that is very much where it is the strongest.
Overall, I obviously can’t say what will offend you or not. There is some PG-13 rated content but nothing explicit. If you are totally uncomfortable watching a show with the devil as the protagonist, then maybe give it a miss, but I absolutely think it’s worth it. It is not gross or sacrilegious at all and it’s very funny and well made, so yeah, imho you have nothing to lose by at least giving it a try. :)