Customer Review

57 of 64 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars He's no Vandross . . ., 14 Jun 2010
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.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 

Comments

Tracked by 1 customer

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-5 of 5 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 5 Jul 2011 00:44:42 BDT
Brett_Bloom says:
[Customers don't think this post adds to the discussion. Show post anyway. Show all unhelpful posts.]

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
tallpete33 says:
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
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
[Deleted by the author on 14 Aug 2012 17:14:22 BDT]
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

4.4 out of 5 stars (84 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (55)
4 star:
 (16)
3 star:
 (8)
2 star:
 (1)
1 star:
 (4)
 
 
 
24.99 5.00
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer

tallpete33
(VINE VOICE)    (TOP 100 REVIEWER)   

Location: London, UK

Top Reviewer Ranking: 80