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Luther BBC1

Discussion in 'Personal' started by sea_pink, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    He has compromised his professional integrity, or allowed it to happen through 'misguided' empathy and identification. Boundaries have become very blurred.
    He breaks the rules and does NOT do everything by the book, like he should.
     
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    I struggled through two episodes of the first series.
    He appears to suffer from severe over-acting, lousy dialogue and serious over-emoting - all of which is bound to have him over a barrel.
    Can't help more than that as I thought it was **** and didn't watch any more of it.
     
  3. looks like PC BBc **** to me. The trailers were enough to put me off. Black people can't be presented in a bad light in this country, as they are in more realistic US drama
     
  4. catmother

    catmother Lead commenter

    I've been wondering why he seems to be living in squalor? In the first series,he was living away from his wife but he had a normal looking flat.
     
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    I'm not at all sure that Luther is being presented in a "good light". Idris played a real baddie in The Wire and did it so much better than he is in Luther. But then the script was infinitely better as were the story lines - and he definitely subscribed to the "less is more" school of acting in that.
     
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    It'll be to illustrate as clumsily as possible how badly his life is un-ravelling. I expect at some point he'll pull himself together and get the dyson out.
     
  7. The Wire was American, and therefore better and un-PC
     
  8. catmother

    catmother Lead commenter

    Yes,that what I thought. He's obviously exiled himself to the worst place he could find.
     
  9. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Sorry (not!) to disagree, but it is brilliant.
     
  10. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    I love Radio Times' Alison Graham's summing up of tonight's episode:
    "John Luther, did your mum never tell you that it's rude to walk with
    your hands in your pockets? Mooching around a crime scene as if you are
    making your way to the bus stop in heavy rain is not a good look for a
    senior detective. But then Luther is unlike other detectives; indeed he
    is unlike other men. He is a maverick. Just see how he jumps on the
    bonnet of a car to inspect graffiti sprayed by a killer on its roof.
    There is a stepladder nearby for that very purpose, but no, Luther does
    things his way. In the penultimate episode of this demented crime drama,
    a murderer is prowling London's streets, apparently at will and at
    random. Yes, another one. The city is full of them in Lutherworld. And,
    just a thought, but maybe crimes of such magnitude would be solved more
    quickly if the investigation team numbered more than just Luther and two
    other, very junior, detectives? Whatever, Luther (Idris Elba) cannot
    give the inquiry his full attention because he is still in hock to some
    bad men after he rescued that dopey prostitute. She is proving to be
    very troublesome."
     
  11. Why watch it? Just read the sh1t
     
  12. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    I don't - not since the first series anyway.
    Alison Graham is an excellent critic - she's usually spot on.


     
  13. I suspect the series was commissioned by the ultra- pC BBC because there have been few if any, ethnic detectives on TV. Of course he has to have the stereotypical personal troubles, but deep down, a good heart, and a white woman snogging him for a bit of spice. Synthetic sh1t, like black Friar Tuck in the recent Robin Hood series.
     
  14. Sport22

    Sport22 New commenter

    I love it too! One of the best programmes on the bbc at the moment!
     
  15. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Indeed it is.
    Yes, we know it's not real, it's OTT and it's a bit daft in parts, but it is well written, well acted, well directed and has me on the edge of my seat.
    It is not reality TV, it is fictional drama.
     
  16. bizent

    bizent Lead commenter

    I love every minute of it.
    I think it's well-acted and a good hour of ENTERTAINMENT - I know it's not Radio 4 and as a teacher I should probably be doing something like going to meeting but after a month of exam marking I need something to enjoy.
    One thing I have noticed about if is how true to life it is about London - a man can lay out a hammer, a baseball bat and a water pistol on the ground in a busy train station and no-one bats an eye-lid.
     
  17. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    You know, that is soooo true Bizent. No-one would bat an eyelid! Scary eh?
     

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