SHINee's 'Lucifer' Plays on FOX's DC Comics Series 'Lucifer'
In a very meta episode that revolved around a drug dubbed “K-pop,” FOX’s Lucifer surprised viewers last night (Jan. 29) with the inclusion of SHINee’s song by the same name.
“Lucifer,” the Korean boy band’s 2010 electro-pop hit known in particular for its dynamic dance formations, played during a scene of the television show where the titular satanic character ends up in a Korean-owned Karaoke parlor to fight gang members without his supernatural abilities.
The DC Comics-based fantasy series has featured K-pop in the past, including songs by CL and BIGBANG’s T.O.P, but this is the first time Lucifer has used the iconic SHINee song as an on-air Easter egg.
The song's airplay on American television came at a bittersweet time for SHINee fans, who are still in mourning over the loss of member Jonghyun, who passed away in December. His posthumous album Poet | Artist debuted on the Feb. 3 Billboard 200 chart at No. 177 and on the World Albums chart at No. 1.
K-pop fans watching the show took to Twitter to share clips of the season three episode of Lucifer, expressing surprise and excitement over the inclusion of the SHINee tune.
An American Drama Series titled as Lucifer and also the name of the main character too. But when SHINee's "Lucifer" is iconic you don't need to produce another song when that kpop bop song exist. pic.twitter.com/n4lSH6ESDo— (❀◦‿◦) s (@onewthetofu) January 30, 2018
when shinee's lucifer play on lucifer TV show pic.twitter.com/mKmdSp2bjB— tíci is 5hawol first, person second. (@orddeye) January 30, 2018
GUYS IN FUCKJGUJF SCREAMIG I WAS JUS SITTING HERE WATCHING LUCIFER AND MINDING MY BUSINESS ANd SHINEE STARTED PLAYING pic.twitter.com/Dn2bqWDolU— luce ⋆ (@offsyk) January 30, 2018