Summer watchlist: Watch the 25 hottest new shows of the season

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Lucifer – Now

Starring: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, D.B. Woodside and Rachel Harris

Premise: Lucifer Morningstar, former guardian of the underworld, wayward son of God, and handsome lothario, decides to “take a break” from hell to come to Los Angeles to run a nightclub. Through a series of coincidences, he teams up with LAPD Detective Chloe Decker and works as a consultant, helping her to solve crimes. His celestial relatives aren’t happy about his choice to live among the humans, so they scheme and plot to get him to return home to fulfill his duties, but he’s committed to helping people on Earth. He has a vague power that allows him to coax humans’ to confess their deepest desires, but his powers don’t seem to work on Chloe. There’s a will they/won’t they vibe between Lucifer and the detective , and the show also has a case-of-the-week vibe that involves a lot of far-fetched crimes.

The show is fun and sexy, but it’s also a savvy meditation about our cultural perceptions about good and evil. Plus, Tom Ellis is delightfully naughty and handsome, and you’ll be totally charmed by him.

The buzz: It’s gotten mixed reactions, mostly because of the crime solving element. But it’s characters are undeniably charismatic. Entertainment Weekly says, “A magnetic Tom Ellis is undeniable fun as Lucifer, and the characterization of a demon who resents his part in God’s divine machinery suggests a show that might intrigue with provocative reconsiderations of good and evil.”

Where to watch: FOX on Mondays at 9/8c. Catch up on seasons 1-2 on Hulu.