TV Club: Mommy issues might be the best thing to ever happen to Lucifer

Lucifer titling an episode “Liar, Liar, Slutty Dress On Fire” immediately suggests an absolutely entertaining 40-plus minutes of television. The episode itself then exceeds such a suggestion, as it ends up being a near perfect blend of the show’s campy sense of humor and the emotionally-driven mythology that made it work as surprisingly well as it did in its first season. Not only is “Liar, Liar, Slutty Dress On Fire” an exceptionally funny episode of the series, it does the almost impossible in making an equally compelling case-of-the-week to go along with the episode’s emotional and mythological storytelling. It takes Lucifer’s mother’s “flesh sack” being an integral part of the case to do so, but all’s fair in Lucifer and trying to make the procedural element of the show work.

After the season premiere’s jewelry heist shenanigans, this week’s episode opens with the …

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