“Lucifer”, “The Boys” are diabolical entertainment options

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — This week’s new entertainment options feature some very dark characters.

“Lucifer: The Complete Fifth Season”: Grade 3/12 Stars: Tom Ellis has always made the title role of this series a diabolical pleasure. This has been the case 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.

The fifth season of the series based on the comic book created by Neil Gaiman sees Lucifer make a tumultuous return from hell. What he discovers is that Chloe (Luren German) has new ideas about romance while Amenadiel (DB Woodside tries to adjust to fatherhood.

It was still Ellis who made the show work and he needs to double down on his efforts. In the first half of the season, Lucifer’s twin brother, Michael, secretly takes the Devil’s place on earth as he returns to Hell. Eventually, Lucifer has to deal with the mess his brother has created in his life.

There’s a big question about whether someone can be an evil twin of someone who’s evil, but Ellis makes it work.

“The Boys – Season 1 & 2 Collection” 4th Grade Stars: It is simply the best series written, acted and produced on television. He will never get the respect he fully deserves because he belongs to the superhero genre, but he deserves the highest praise.

This story of a ragtag group of vigilantes trying to bring down a group of corporate-run superheroes knows no boundaries when it comes to subject matter. It’s often presented in the vilest and most deranged way possible, but that only reinforces the central theme of not accepting the status quo, whether in how we portray superheroes or how which these tales are presented.

There’s no one better to bring this twisted series to life than Antony Starr as the superhero known as Homelander. It manages to make Homelander the most despicable character in the series while also making him oddly likable.

Don’t think that just because it deals with the superhero genre doesn’t mean it’s for everyone. This is an incredibly grown-up show that goes beyond being dark in an abyssal action series of extremes of all kinds.

Also new on DVD and Blu-ray from May 31

“Why Women Kill: Season 2”: A dark, wicked comedy about a housewife determined to raise her community status at all costs.

“Poupelle of Chimney Town”: A young boy living among the thick smoke of the chimneys meets Poupelle, a man made of garbage, and together they look up at the sky as their adventure begins.

“Rick and Morty: Seasons 1-5”: The set includes all 51 episodes from the first five seasons.

“The Golden Brick”: Adventurer is looking for someone to write his biography. Andy Garcia plays the lead role.

“Gomorrah: Fifth and Final Season”: This is the conclusion of the very popular Italian drama.

“The Evil You Know”: A former inmate gets a second chance. Omar Epps plays.

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