Luther (2010–2016)
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Episode #1.1 

After a 7 month suspension, DCI John Luther returns to duty. With the assistance of DS Justin Ripley, he investigates a home invasion that resulted in the murders of Douglas and Laura ... See full summary »

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After a 7 month suspension, DCI John Luther returns to duty. With the assistance of DS Justin Ripley, he investigates a home invasion that resulted in the murders of Douglas and Laura Morgan who were found by their daughter Alice. After questioning her, Luther is convinced that she killed her parents and as much as tells her so. He has no physical evidence however and the police have not been able to find the gun. Alice is highly intelligent and is quite prepared to play psychological games with him. Luther meanwhile tries to repair his relationship with his wife Zoe from who he has been separated. She has met someone and has begun a new relationship news that doesn't go down very well. Written by garykmcd

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The song "China In Your Hand" by T'pau is mentioned by DCI Ian Reid. See more »

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(at around 1 min) During the conversation on the bridge, Alice's hair alternates between on her face and not on her face, depending on the camera angle. See more »

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Alice Morgan: Love is supposed to dignify us, exalt us. How can it be love, John, if all it does is make you lonely and corrupt?
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References Five Million Years to Earth (1967) See more »

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Gun
Written by Dan Carey, Emiliana Torrini, Eg White and Jamie Catto
Performed by Emiliana Torrini
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A Psychological Gem
6 December 2015 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

I am a sucker for mind game thrillers. For example, I consider Guy Ritchie's Revolver one of the best films ever made. So I easily fell for the storyline of Luther, set up here in the first episode. Luther ep1.1 is nothing but a one-hour psychological tug-of-war for the upper hand between the main protagonist, Detective John Luther, played by Idris Elba. The woman who will prove to be his main anti-hero rival throughout the first season, played by Ruth Wilson, potentially steals the stage from Elba in this episode.

The sets are typical. Non-spectacular tight-shots of any nondescript spot in London. A pub, a small office, a terrace house, a 2nd floor flat... could have been filmed anywhere in the UK. The seemingly low-medium budget production allowed me to focus completely on the delivery performed by the actors and actresses. The plot moves along quickly and the audience is not given a sneak-peak at information the detective does not know. Which is excellent. When the detective figures out a clue it comes as a revelation, not a relief, because we, as the audience were just as unaware as he. Awesome.


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