Premieres: September 3rd on BBC America
Starring: (the amazing) Idris Elba and (the amazing) Ruth Wilson
You’ll Like This If: You like police procedural shows, psychological dramas, and Dexter.
You’ll Hate This If: You hate serial killers and morally ambiguous characters.
The Short and Skinny: John Luther is Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) working for the Serious and Serial Crime Unit. As DCI, Luther is passionate, obsessive, and occasionally dangerous. This passion for his cases is also his downfall as it consumes him entirely. He is unable to separate himself from the darkness of his cases. He is the job and the job is him. It is his curse and the curse of those in his life.
I came across this show a few years ago when it first premiered. I was instantly captivated by the characters namely, Ruth Wilson’s “Alice” and Idris Elba’s “Luther.” Not only was their onscreen chemistry great, but their individual characters were also entirely engrossing. Week after week, I would (impatiently) wait to watch this show. While you may have to go rent season one and two in order to prep for season three, trust me when I say you won’t be sorry. Watch one episode and I promise you’ll be hooked!
Keep or Pass: Keep!
Trailer for Season Three: