I have not seen the first series of "Luther", but I read up
about it. I have seen commercials for it on BBC America as well. It always
looked really good. Now that I've seen the second series, I am definitely going
to have to go back and see the first one.
It's a really good, intense Police drama, and more. Luther is a really
interesting character, similar to Dr. House - someone who is brilliant and great
at his job, yet really messed up psychologically. All of the characters are
really interesting, as are the cases that Luther cracks. My only regret is that
there are only 4 episodes! It is so good, I really wanted it to go on and on.
There are no extras or features on the set, either, which is a darn shame. I
hope that in the future, they do a complete series set, and have features. I
would love to get that.
The dark psychological drama starring Emmy nominee Idris Elba (The
Wire, American Gangster) as John Luther, the near-genius detective
struggling with his own demons, returns with two distinctive,
thrilling crime stories.
Crackling with energy and beautifully shot this series sees Luther
take bigger risks and face even darker challenges.
Devastated by the brutal murder of his wife, Luther returns to policing in a
different world with two distinctive, thrilling crime stories unfolding over
four episodes. His old unit has gone and he’s working in the newly created
Serious and Serial unit, headed by former police complaints officer Martin
Schenk (Dermot Crowley, Babel). Luther quickly gathers together his team,
rescuing his old partner Detective Justin Ripley (Warren Brown, Shameless) from
uniform, and it’s not long before they’re dealing with their first case.
A masked man wanders the streets of London, carrying out ritualistic murders in
historic locations, working his way up to one final masterpiece. At the same
time Luther’s trying to rescue Jenny, an old acquaintance’s daughter from the
seedy world of prostitution. But his mission to give Jenny a new start in life
comes with a high price and he’s caught between breaking the rules and the
mobsters that run the world of prostitution in London. And then, of course,
there is Luther’s ongoing alliance with the beautiful psychopath Alice Morgan
(Ruth Wilson, The Prisoner) to consider… Crackling with energy and beautifully
shot, this series sees Luther face the question: What if your worst enemy was
your own conscience?
Idris Elba was honored at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a
Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special. The original miniseries was
called “terrific” by USA Today, and Variety said that “… there haven’t been many
recent offerings in this genre on either side of the pond superior to Luther.”
Who is John Luther? Clip - http://youtu.be/wz23Wyzwukc
See You in the Morning Clip - http://youtu.be/lNSvspCTs0U
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