On May 11th, the Fox Network canceled the TV show Lucifer after three seasons. On that day, a Twitter campaign began to save the beloved show. Fans, cast, and crew members all working together to get the show back on the air, and the Twitter storm has not stopped.
I have been watching Lucifer from the beginning and can say that I have never been prouder than to be part of this fan base. Lucifer is more than just a show about the devil, it’s about wit, charm, romance, laughter, friendship, and helping people.
Tom Ellis, the leading man in Lucifer, was made for this role. He is able to bring a vulnerability to a character that just wants to prove that he is not a bad guy, but simply placed in bad situations. He is a character that punishes the guilty, without hurting the innocent. What he has with the leading female character, Chloe is something he can not explain but knows he can not ruin. He is trying every day to be the person Chloe can love and care for. He would rather die for her, than see her hurt.
While others will see just another procedural drama, Lucifer is so much more than that. While the crime of the week lays the groundwork for the beginning and the ending of the story line, it remains secondary to the true story. Each episode viewers get more involved in the lives of the characters and how the world around affects them. How the characters interact as friends, family and not like co-workers. Lucifer truly is a show about human beings and that is why the fans fall in love with each one of these remarkable characters.
You can not deny that Lucifer has this amazing fan following. The weekend following the cancellation #SaveLucifer was trending worldwide for more than two days. Since then the hashtag has over 6 Million tweets and counting. The other hashtag #PickUpLucifer was trending that same weekend, as well as during the airing of the season finale. It’s also up to 3 Million tweets and counting. The tweets haven’t stopped since the cancellation news broke, it has become something no one truly expected, and it has opened up a conversation.
Social media has truly changed the way we watch TV shows. We see that more and more people are bound to tweet about a show as appose to watching it live. Those tweets do not factor into the ratings that networks still live by, even though they have become the mainstream method of rating a show’s popularity. This ends up canceling the shows that people watch. Should networks take into consideration the popularity of shows by examining social media before determining whether or not to cancel them? They want the fans, so why do they piss them off?
Written by Meghan; Edited by Kim