Lucifer dropped Season 5, Part 2 back on May 28, and fans have been reveling in the new episodes ever since. For those unaware, Lucifer originally aired on FOX from January 2016 to May 2018 before being canceled. Netflix then swooped in to save the show and continue the adventures of Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) and the love of his life Chloe Decker (Lauren German). Along the way, Netflix also loosened up some practices Lucifer put in place to meet broadcasting standards. Among those is swearing.
Lucifer is now free to use curse words on Netflix, although the writers tend to use them sparingly. However, the little use there is has won over fans. In particular, the show’s first f-bomb, which appears in the back half of Season 5, has fans thrilled. Over on Reddit and Twitter, fans have been discussing their positive feelings about the noticeable change. Scroll through to read some of Lucifer fans’ thoughts.
— Angelita Rojo (@arojo1976) June 22, 2021
“I didn’t realise how much enjoyment I would get allowing the sudden use of swearing in the show,” the original Reddit user who started the thread wrote. A commenter added, “I love it so much ‘BECAUSE YOU F—ING SHOT ME DANIEL!!’ Had me crying.”
“If that solitary F— was the only f bomb they were allowed to drop, bravo- it was perfectly used,” a second person wrote. A third added, “I hope it’s not the last. I watch with my roommates and we feel that that was the absolute best way to drop the first f-bomb. I cannot think of a single other instance in the series that would’ve been better.”
One of the things I like about Lucifer. Since it made it to Netflix, it has had a lot more freedom. Violence. Nudity. Swearing.
But it doesn’t drown you in it.
It only uses those when it would be effective.
It’s good storytelling.
— Ned The Zombie (@Ned_the_zombie) May 29, 2021
“I still can’t believe it’s 2021 and we still have to worry about swear words in media,” another person wrote. “No one actually gives a f— about it, not as much as they think we do.”
the best thing about lucifer being on netflix is the fucking cursing.
— lish dilf hunter 🍼 (@VBOYJHYUN) May 30, 2021
“lol, i get you,, for a show that has the devil for its main character its actually pretty tame,” a fan wrote. “maybe if netflix was the one started it we would have gotten a lot of swearing and nudity since the beginning.”
“That was absolutely the perfect spot for an f-bomb to finally be unleashed. I squealed,” another Netflix watcher added. A fellow fan of the f-bomb scene wrote, “The ‘because you f—ng shot me Daniel’ literally had me in tears my friends thought I was having a nervous breakdown.”
Yo @netflix I just got to the end of episode 12 of @LuciferNetflix season 5 and BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYYYYYYY let me tell you how fucking excited I was to hear @tomellis17 say that magic word. I needed that shit. So thanks for being awesome. 🤙🏼 #LuciferNetflix #TomEllis #
— Jordan Sain (@JorbanDorban) June 6, 2021
“I don’t need swearing to be excessive in shows, but when it’s obvious that they can’t swear because of restrictions it makes some of the dialogue seem kinda fake,” yet another Lucifer fan wrote. “The small swear moments like at the beginning of 5×08 when Chloe says ‘s—, Dan was supposed to pick up Trixie’ makes that so much better because the reaction feels real.”
All past episodes of Lucifer — including those that aired on its original network, FOX — are streaming on Netflix. Season 6 has no release date as of press time. The show itself is based on the DC Comics character Lucifer Morningstar, who was created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Keith and Mike Dringenberg.