Lucifer TV Series

Well, since there's a new thread up, and over 300 comments on this one, here's my semi-off-topic treatise of the week.

"Comic books ain't books" -paraphrasing the Guru in the Avatar-Last Airbender cartoon.

If "books" can be digitized or listened to, then who was book?

TV show review:

"Lucifer Morningstar is a DC Comics character appearing primarily as a supporting character in the comic book series The Sandman and as the title character of a spin-off, both published under the Vertigo imprint." -Wikipedia

Haven't read the comics, but decided to try the TV show. I'd heard of the concept and it's not my cuppa, but, the only things even halfway worth watching on teevee these days are based on comic books.

Immortal fallen angel Lucifer is supposed to be the head honcho of Hell, except he's abandoned his duties there to hang out on earth and live the Playboy lifestyle.

The theology is, as expected, screwy and stupid to the point of near blasphemy in my religious opinion. I would say it's "comic bookish," but that would be an insult to comic books.

The theological background is depicted in two bookend encounters Lucifer has with another angel and their discussions of the Father, and the Devil's dodging his assignment to Hell. That's the worst of the show.

But, that out of the way, the rest of the story is, Lucifer helps a cop solve a murder, using his wily superpowers. He's depicted as not such a bad sort, randy, cynical, and claims to hate children, but out to punish rather than encourage the wicked. As a cop story with super-anti-hero assist, it's not bad. The devil is made sort-of likeable. In this way, not so different from the comedy Reaper.

So, has nothing to do with actual evil and the father of lies. Could be confusing to those weak of faith and poor in belief. But everything is.

Going to watch the second episode, at least, to see where it goes.

Speaking of teevee Hell, I have a copy of the premiere episode of "Angel from Hell," the premise of which (what I read) sounds vaguely like it might be like "Saving Grace" trying to be "Lucifer," but I haven't watched it yet, so I don't really know.

Semi-related time-wasting webwork:
Imagine Only Heaven
What in Heaven do you mean by no Hell?

Speaking of comic book theology, thought I'd throw this into the mix...

"...The archdeceiver has never been on Urantia since the days when he sought to turn back [Jesus] from the purpose to complete the bestowal... [after which,] Lucifer was taken into custody... and has since been a prisoner.... [Since then,] no one... has desired to go to the prison worlds to minister to the interned rebels.... We believe that all rebels who will ever accept mercy have done so. We await the flashing broadcast that will deprive these traitors of personality existence. ... Then will you look for their places, but they shall not be found. "And they who know you among the worlds will be astonished at you; you have been a terror, but never shall you be any more."