Luther S2: DVD Review
Released by BBC and Roadshow
A 4 hour long BBC drama starring Idris Elba, who gained fame for US crime series the Wire.
He stars as London detective Luther who's back for another round of investigations following the murder of his wife. He's an obsessive, possessed, and sometimes dangerous detective in the violence of his fixations. But Luther has paid a heavy price for his dedication; he has never been able to prevent himself from being consumed by the darkness of the crimes with which he deals.
He's back in action just as a masked serial killer, wearing a Punch (from Punch and Judy) mask is out randomly killing people and out to make a name for himself
Soon Luther's caught in the net and the case gets very personal and comes very close to home
Dark, bleak, a little bit sinister and scary, it's an intelligently put together show with a great central performance from a weary Elba as Luther. He's kind of the genius you can relate to but there are no flashes of brilliance here and there and a lot of burning and frustration as he investigates. It's slow but also slow burning and there's a hell of a twist at the end of the first episode which makes you want to watch the second very quickly.
Compelling and gripping, Luther's well worth investing your time on a rainy weekend.