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He's no Vandross . . .,
This review is from: Luther - Series 1 [DVD] (DVD)
Seeing as new series this starred Idris Elba (Stringer Bell from The Wire) I thought I'd give this a try and I'm glad I did.
Centering on John Luther (Elba), damaged cop and loose cannon par excellence it was one hell of a ride - violent, provocative, often funny and very clever. We first encounter him pursuing a child molester who he accidentally let fall to a "certain" death, just before his breakdown. Months later and back in the serious crime squad, his first case is the unexplained murder of an elderly couple, the parents of the beguiling Alice - scientist cum psychopath. He knows she did it but cannot prove it and as the series progresses she returns into his life and work at sporadic intervals.
Their relationship is fascinating as she changes from stalker to confidante and finally accomplice. Ruth Wilson is excellent as the pouty blue-eyed scientist with the killer instinct and Luther fixation. Ditto Elba, who somewhat overplays Luther, the walking nuclear bomb who causes everyone around him to suffer in the fallout. The chemistry between the two is very real and makes this series extremely watchable. As the series progresses, the crim from episode one begins to wake in intensive care and Luther finds himself under close investigation from the harmless looking but dogged inspector. The ice-blue eyed Alice is the only one he can turn to with devastating results...
Great stuff - part Cracker, part Sweeney, part Waking the Dead - it's not to be missed.
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Initial post: 5 Jul 2011 00:44:42 BDT
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2011 21:41:10 BDT
Last edited by the author on 31 Oct 2011 19:20:38 GMT
What a charmer.
Feel free to go away and read those "superior informed views " then if that is how you feel Dahlia. Nobody forced you to read this one.
Posted on 12 Jul 2011 12:56:48 BDT
Amazon Customer says:
I thought this was a really good review, actually.
Posted on 19 Jul 2011 13:35:52 BDT
Well Dahlia89,instead of criticising with a stupid comment such as what you just made , go buy the DVD and see for yourself.
As for Tallpete33's review .it was a good review.
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jul 2011 20:36:32 BDT
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