DVD - 2011
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A highly intelligent and emotionally impulsive murder detective solves crimes, although he is often inclined to follow his own moral convictions as much as the law. Four episodes.
Publisher: [London] : BBC : 2 Entertain ; Burbank, CA : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, c2011.
ISBN: 9780780682603
Branch Call Number: FIC LUTHE 6998ul 1
FIC LUTHE 6998mv 1
FIC LUTHE 6998tc 1
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 231 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Luther (Television program)


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Apr 16, 2018

1st one was better! Sound suck can't understand what half the people r saying!

Mar 21, 2018

Gritty crime drama. Bad cops and worse cops. Wonderful acting by many of the players although how the villain ever got any acting job is beyond me. Idris Elba is wonderful, so this series is a must-see for his fans.

Feb 09, 2018

Theme music is hard on the ears, our hero is easy on the eyes. Recommended by my librarian but not by me, the plot of prostitutes, gang violence, and crooked cops was more gritty and noir than i wanted. Luther's horrible friends and crappy life seem related to bad choices he made in season one, which i have not seen. It had its moments, the final episode was good.

Nov 22, 2017

Two thumbs down. This was absolutely disgusting disappointing.The plot was very flat and one dimensional. A lot of the risks he took were pointless and didn’t add interest to the plot. There wasn’t enough focus on the crimes that he was supposed to be investigating. I wanted to see more of a development of the criminals or more of a struggle to find who did the crimes. Instead, they focus on these weird dynamics between him and some of the white women characters. For example, there was a scene where he kiss the forehead of a white girl who was a porn star/ prostitute; not only was that weird for a black man to do, it would be weird and inappropriate for any man to do considering the job he holds and that he doesn’t know her. It seemed to be about a black male detective who was always running around putting his career , health, and safety on the line to save some white woman he didn’t know or barely knew from some past assignment he did.

Jan 30, 2016

The second part was not as good as the firs but the acting is excellent.

ezaminpaima Jun 09, 2015

A great dark detective series! Nothing is black and white in this show: many of the characters teeter between good and evil, which makes them real, human, and relatable. Must watch!

Jan 09, 2015

Great series. I thought Luther 1 had far more cohesion than the 2nd season. Missed Alice as she became the perfect counterpoint to Luther and the evolving of their relationship was a good part of Luther 1. Twin brothers in Luther 2 seemed a little too far out and the violence of their actions needed a base - where did it come from? Also in Luther 1 you saw the evolution of DS Ripley into a Luther supporter. In Luther 2 the new DS who's brought on board doesn't buy in and it feels like a detriment to the overall movement of the show. In the Wire In the Blood series for example, the team needs to establish and re-establish itself as characters change. Watch any cop drama and this happens. Four episodes (just 2 really) aren't enough to re-establish the new team. Look forward to Luther 3

Aug 13, 2014

This series is amazing! The characters and the acting is great. The story-line is one shock after another. Some of the eps in this series left me breathless.

Dec 27, 2013

Great Luther 2! Anticipating Luther 3!

Oct 24, 2013

After a hiatus DCI John Luther returns to work in the newly formed Serious and Serial Crime Unit headed by DSU Martin Schenk. Luther rescues DS Justin Ripley from uniform duty to work with him again. Luther 2 has two cases consisting of four episodes. The first case involves a serial killer set out to make a name for himself with plans to then disappear. The second case revolves around twin brothers playing out a deadly game where they kill people and destroy property. DCI Luther contacts Alice Morgan who is in custody and also provides means for her escape. Besides his two cases Luther is blackmailed by criminals as he tries to help an acquintance and her daughter. During Luther 2 DCI Luther becomes more daring as he continues to bend the law as well as put himself in grave danger.

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