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A crime drama series starring Idris Elba as a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

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 DCI John Luther (17 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 DS Justin Ripley (16 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 DSU Martin Schenk / ... (13 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Benny Silver / ... (13 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Alice Morgan (12 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Mark North (9 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 DCI Erin Gray / ... (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 DCI Ian Reed (7 episodes, 2010)
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 DSU Rose Teller (7 episodes, 2010)
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 Zoe Luther (7 episodes, 2010)
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A crime drama series starring Idris Elba as a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

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murder | psychopath | police | See All (3) »

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What if you were on the Devil's side without knowing it?


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Writer Neil Cross said that DCI John Luther is actually a combination of Sherlock Holmes and Columbo; he takes the intelligence and ability to solve crimes from Holmes and the invert detective formate from Columbo. See more »

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DCI John Luther: Don't you ever worry that you're on the Devil's side without even knowing it?
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Luther will discombobulate you...but, in a good way!!!
30 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Luther" the new BBC detective series lead by Idris Elba as DCI John Luther, is a riveting watch. This character, Luther, is a loose cannon primed to fire at will or by wonder, yet this detective's intelligence and focus seems to keep him charging in the right direction. He and fellow officers appear to work on a rather intuitive level and their ability to relate to us 'common folk' and our reaction to injustice, is a magnetizing factor.

The relationship he has with his wife, Zoe, works well as a part of the machinery that helps reveal the different layers of his character. Beyond that, I must admit I feel slightly ambiguous towards her part, at this point, anyway.

But I am fascinated with Alice Morgan (Ruth Wilson of "Jane Eyre" 2006). I had a very good friend with similar characteristics as she; the writers, as well as the actress, portrayed Alice as if they knew my friend intimately. Of course, it is difficult to know the 'deviosity' of which such people are capable, especially when your affections are securely attached through years of shared experiences. As I watch Alice Morgan attempt to secure even the friendship of Luther, I think, "Oh, go ahead, trust her." And then, I remind myself that this character killed her parents! This goes to the depraved depth of the sociopath's personality and how they can manipulate us. Chilling! Great stuff…

For anyone who holds an interest towards the Behavioral Sciences, and desires to watch something that will entertain, as well as appeal to that part of your brain, give "Luther" a shot, you won't be sorry.


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