Luther is a compelling yet disturbing show that puts most police shows to shame. Idris Elba is excellent as John Luther a brilliant yet flawed detective that despite his flaws is called upon to solve truly grisly crimes. while the police procedural aspect is head and shoulders above most it is the character drama of not only Luther but the supporting characters from Alice who is luthers equal the ying to his yang, Justin who is luthers partner who we get to see grow from nieve greenhorn to street wise and trusted partner/friend, zoe and her struggle between two men, mark and his at times painful journey and on and on.
compelling from beginning to end with great characters and compelling cases. a top notch police show from the UK which puts most of it's peers to shame.