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Another look at Idris Elba on 'Luther'

Luther

Sep 04, 2013 09:00 PM

TV Network - BBC America

We truly applaud what BBC America is doing here, not making us wait week after week after week to see what's going on with poor Luther (yes, we refer to him as poor even though so many of his issues are of his own creation).  By going four nights straight with the episodes (tonight is night two), we're just completely hooked and we haven't forgotten from one week to the next what's gone down.  If you like great acting and great crime drama, check "Luther" out, you'll see almost immediately why Elba on a Golden Globe in 2012 for his work on the series.

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    Luther

    Sep 06, 2013

    TV Network - BBC America

    We have for the past three nights highlighted "Luther" as a must watch.  From the performances to the content, it is a detective show to be appreciated.  Tonight, the third season of "Luther" ends, and if you've been watching, you're well aware of how much things Luther has to contend with before those final credits roll. We don't particularly expect that Luther will be able to truly tie everything--including his personal life--into a nice tight bow before it ends, but we are curious to see how far he gets, and we're certainly rooting for him (and for another season next year).

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    Luther

    Sep 05, 2013

    TV Network - BBC America

    By now, you should be well aware of "Luther."  If you hadn't heard of the show during its first two seasons, we certainly hope that our highlighting it the past two days has made it clear how good it is.  In fact, the show is so good we have to keep pressing forward telling you how much we like it as opposed to going back and correcting the fact that we ended the last season with a preposition.  Much like Luther himself, we are person obsessed with moving forward, hunting for the truth, getting to the nub of the issue, and possibly a few self-destructive indulgences as well.

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    Luther

    Sep 03, 2013

    TV Network - BBC America

    There is this dude named Stringer Bell, and he is one bad man.  They may not be making new episodes of "The Wire," and Bell may not have been in them even if they were, but you can watch the man who played Stringer Bell here on "Luther," where he is the title character.  We are, of course, discussing the actor Idris Elba (whom, perhaps, you saw this summer in "Pacific Rim").  Elba plays a detective struggling with his own demons both internal and external.  There are four episodes in the new season of "Luther," and BBC America is offering them up on back-to-back-to-back-to-back nights.

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    Luther

    Oct 19, 2011

    TV Network - BBC America

    Sadly, "Luther" was only given four episodes this season.  There are those out there who would suggest that British TV shows (even when done as an American co-production) do fewer episodes in order to maintain a more consistently high quality.  That may be, but the truth is that it really doesn't make us any happier to have "Luther" only have four episodes in season two.  Keep those fingers crossed for a third season of the show somewhere down the line.  Idris Elba is great on this series (as are his co-stars), and it's a show well worth watching.

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    Luther

    Sep 28, 2011

    TV Network - BBC America

    If Luther isn't everyone's current favorite cop on the verge of completely and totally losing his mind forever and ever and ever and falling into that black pit known as insanity and ridiculously great depression, we can't imagine who is. Seriously, this guy has some real, deep, dark issues that he's trying to deal with all while attempting to solve some cases here and there.  Although not a drama for the faint of heart, this is a drama for those who like watching great television and we highly, highly recommend you tune in.

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    Luther

    Nov 21, 2010

    TV Network - BBC America

    As anyone in recent memory undergone quite as much trauma over so few episodes as Luther?  That Bauer fellow doesn't really count as by the end of the series he was much more superhero than mortal man, and outside of Bauer we have some trouble naming anyone.  Luther has had to track down some serious baddies at the same time that his personal life has crumbled and one of the baddies insinuated her way into said personal life.  And, let's not pretend like before the series started Luther had the easiest of times.  It kind of makes us happy we're not smart so we don't have to deal with those issues.

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