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Luther

Category: Detective/Thriller
Episode 1 of 6 | Season 1
Sky:245Virgin:191BT:383
Mon 18 Dec
12:30am-1:40am (1 hour 10 minutes)
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Compare it to a great and it's only ok
Cracker wins.
Bellious   6:12pm Fri 23 Aug Report Abuse

superman
It must be me that I am the only one who keeps nodding off and everyone else is watching a very exiting programme. I find it a very slow series which is a great pity because there a fantastic actors in it.
brockle   9:51pm Tue 16 Jul Report Abuse

Puts US Drama to Shame
Agreed there are plot holes, and big dollops of melodrama. But Luther is a great drama because of this rather than despite of it. It is pure entertainment manages this with some beautiful production and character (not necessarily characterS). While US shows try to be 'gritty and realistic' and get it horribly wrong (see US version of Shameless when compared to UK show... which still manages to be dreadful despite an almost identical script), Luther entertains and does so with style, a great lead and even better music.
uk   8:05pm Fri 15 Jul Report Abuse

Love it
Fantastic,brilliant, simply the best
Suziq   8:16pm Tue 12 Jul Report Abuse

Love it
Brilliant show and Idris is magnificent, in this and the Wire, Come back soon
Gembob   6:09pm Mon 11 Jul Report Abuse

6.5/10
Idris Elba is a fascinating actor - loved him in the wire and his cameo in the american office. Luther has great potential and some great storylines albeit a bit ridiculous at times. Get rid of the lurking passive British atmosphere that is common with all British TV shows and replace it with a unique and realistic quality similar to HBO shows such as the wire, the sopranos etc. I think better supporting actors are needed. Some of the villains like Alice are overplayed and the acting becomes cringeworthy. However the last "bedlam axis" villain I thought was played really well. A bit more sophistication, a few better cinematographers and a HBO writer or two on the team would turn this into an awesome programme.
............   9:05pm Fri 8 Jul Report Abuse

Entertainment At Its Best
Despite plot holes here and there lets remember this is a drama and a exceptionally fine one. Most entertaining, superb acting and very engaging. I look forward to more, the sooner the better.
Stressymess   1:01pm Wed 6 Jul Report Abuse

awesome and i want more
I feel slightly short-changed after only 4 episodes, but I enjoyed it immensely and the clever way he solves his problems. i hope it comes back next year, but I want the full 6 episodes next time.
u don't need to know   12:28am Wed 6 Jul Report Abuse

Fantastic!
Best show on the box. Idris Elba is magnificent; just love this guy. Don't know what I'm going to do on a Tuesday night now. More please, and soon.
Devonshire lass.   10:03pm Tue 5 Jul Report Abuse

Its great
Why the crap rating for this great programme? Hope they make more and bring back alice!
Kirk   8:47pm Tue 5 Jul Report Abuse

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The maverick detective returns to work after a traumatic arrest to investigate the murder of a former child genius's parents, and quickly deduces that their daughter is responsible. However, unable to find evidence to convict, he becomes embroiled in a battle of wits with the suspect - who has set her sights on him and his estranged wife. Idris Elba stars in the first instalment of the acclaimed detective drama, with Indira Varma, Steven Mackintosh, Saskia Reeves, Paul McGann and Ruth Wilson

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