Luther 3 Seasons 2011

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Still plagued by the death of his ex-wife, Luther returns to work to face a surreal and nightmarish case of a masked murderer determined to make history. As the body count rises, Luther must use all his skills to stop the killer, at the same time trying to rescue an old acquaintance's daughter from the dangerous world of prostitution.

Starring:
Ruth Wilson, Dermot Crowley
Runtime:
1 hour 0 minutes
Original air date:
September 28, 2011

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Mystery
Director Sam Miller
Starring Ruth Wilson, Dermot Crowley
Supporting actors Idris Elba, Lee Ingleby, Paul McGann, Warren Brown, Michael Smiley, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Kierston Wareing, Anna Brewster, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Pam Ferris, Bryony Afferson, Carmen Kelly, Glen Stanway
Season year 2011
Network BBC America
Producers Idris Elba, Phillippa Giles, Leila Kirkpatrick, Katie Swinden
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Customer Reviews

We want to keep watching for what happens next!
Atlanta Mom
Very well acted and very well written, and the the show is populated with great characters.
RustyC
The show is suspenseful and keeps you interested.
Jana

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
After a hugely successful run in its first six hours, BBC's "Luther" returns for another go with four more episodes. Some have contended that "Luther" is unlike any other show on TV, and I'm not entirely sure that I would agree with this assessment. While "Luther" can certainly be wild and unpredictable, it is not breaking the mold of many other rogue cop hero shows that have populated the modern TV landscape. As the titular Detective John Luther, Idris Elba brings much passion, conviction, and gusto to the standard role of a cop who must sometimes cross the line to do what's right. But to the program's credit, Elba can be extremely erratic as well and does push the notion of a "good" cop to an uncomfortable, and at times, violent level. It is this anything-may-happen feel that livens up even the most standard of cases. By the end of Season One, Luther had become absolutely unhinged and Elba had served up a performance that would be nominated for both an Emmy and a Golden Globe award.

Season Two (again, this is only 4 episodes) may not be quite as strong as the previous offering, but it is still solidly entertaining television. The first two episodes deal with a serial murderer who liked to broadcast his crimes, while the last two dealt with a sociopath's increasingly violent crime spree. Of these two, the second was my favorite--as the case was twice as complicated as anyone suspected and the grisly crimes were, literally, being decided on the roll of a dice. There was such a palpable sense of randomness, the danger and tension were ratcheted up considerably. Both had their highpoints and both had moments of implausibility, but the show is done with such conviction--it's hard not to get wrapped up in the mayhem.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Dogyeller on October 22, 2011
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You know the old joke about the women complaining about the food at a restaurant in the Catskills? "This food is terrible," says one. "Yes," agrees her companion, "and the portions are so small."

Luther is like that joke in reverse. "This show is so great, but the portions are too small."

Do four episodes really constitute a season? I was left wanting more after the six episodes of the first season. What am I going to do until Season 3?

The lead character is an intriguing mix of deeply flawed humanity and world weariness -- a hero for our times. While I wish there had been more of his unlikely ally crazy Alice in this season, the finale holds out the hope that she will reappear in Season 3. I can hardly wait.

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After a hugely successful run in its first six hours, BBC's "Luther" returns for another go with four more episodes. Some have contended that "Luther" is unlike any other show on TV, and I'm not entirely sure that I would agree with this assessment. While "Luther" can certainly be wild and unpredictable, it is not breaking the mold of many other rogue cop hero shows that have populated the modern TV landscape. As the titular Detective John Luther, Idris Elba brings much passion, conviction, and gusto to the standard role of a cop who must sometimes cross the line to do what's right. But to the program's credit, Elba can be extremely erratic as well and does push the notion of a "good" cop to an uncomfortable, and at times, violent level. It is this anything-may-happen feel that livens up even the most standard of cases. By the end of Season One, Luther had become absolutely unhinged and Elba had served up a performance that would be nominated for both an Emmy and a Golden Globe award.

Season Two (again, this is only 4 episodes) may not be quite as strong as the previous offering, but it is still solidly entertaining television. The first two episodes deal with a serial murderer who liked to broadcast his crimes, while the last two dealt with a sociopath's increasingly violent crime spree. Of these two, the second was my favorite--as the case was twice as complicated as anyone suspected and the grisly crimes were, literally, being decided on the roll of a dice. There was such a palpable sense of randomness, the danger and tension were ratcheted up considerably. Both had their highpoints and both had moments of implausibility, but the show is done with such conviction--it's hard not to get wrapped up in the mayhem.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Cronin on October 29, 2011
Format: DVD
Luthur the first season (6 episodes) was TV watching at it's finest. Idris Elba is one of the few men I believe my wife would leave me for! What charm, what grace what talent! Idris Elba literally sets the screen on fire. If you loved him in The Wire (and you should have) then you are in for a real treat in both seasons 1 and 2 of Luther.
Now I get that two episodes is "not a season" but 180 minutes of great writing and great acting and great stories is worth every cent of 25 bucks! There isn't a mainstream movie out there right now worth the time or the money but two or three nights with Idris and company is worth buttering up the corn.
I don't usually write reviews in response to other reviews but anything less than 5 stars for this show is just sour grapes and I'd hate for people who loved The Wire and Downtown Abbey and Garrow's Law to name but a few current 5 star efforts to miss this one.
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