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Careful, Luther, there is a plot sinkhole ahead,
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This review is from: Luther - Series 3 [DVD] (DVD)
I enjoy LUTHER, even though the plotting is often more fantastic than realistic. Idris Elba is great and so are the other actors. Too bad that this third series ends with a scenario that is irredeemably bad. Ludicrous. Pathetic. The first story, in two episodes, is quite good. The second story spontaneously combusts in the last episode. Inconsistent characters, ridiculous psychological motivations, quid pro quos abound. You get to the end and stand there aghast. Imagine someone had pulled something like that in any of the Prime Suspect episodes and the series would have stopped flat because of the inconsistencies. I suppose Luther fans, of which I am one, took some of the shenanigans in some episodes with a grain of salt because they loved the characters, but this goes far beyond suspension of disbelief. It is a ghastly, stupid ending, for a great character.