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A crime drama series starring Idris Elba as a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

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 DCI John Luther (21 episodes, 2010-2018)
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 DS Justin Ripley (16 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 DSU Martin Schenk / ... (13 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Benny Silver / ... (13 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Alice Morgan (11 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Mark North (9 episodes, 2010-2011)
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A crime drama series starring Idris Elba as a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

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What if you were on the Devil's side without knowing it?


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Both Idris Elba and Ruth Wilson have co-starred with Dominic West: he on The Wire (2002) and she on The Affair (2014). See more »

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[repeated line]
DCI John Luther: It's not right, though, is it?
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Paradise Circus
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Written by Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall, Hope Sandoval, Dan Brown (as Daniel Jonathan Brown) and Stew Jackson (as Stewart Neville Jackson)
Performed by Massive Attack
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Fantastic action-packed police drama.
8 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have watched countless TV shows from the US and the UK and this is by far one of the better written shows. It is not fully packed of twists and turns but the actor who plays 'Alice' is pure evil genius. She alone takes the show from being 'just good' to fantastic! Overall it is worth watching and much better than any other police show I have found in recent years, with a possible exception of 'Dexter' (US TV show).

Without giving too much away it is a story about a 'troubled' police officer who is highly skilled at his job, however has to deal with many issues. Throughout the show he comes across as very self-contained with a few outbursts of anger; these highlight his frustrations of the harsh situations for which he has been placed.

Sadly the series is only 6 episodes and I am truly hoping for a second series. For this, I will be keeping my out for! However some of the best shows only ever have one season of pure genius as not to ruin them. I suspect that this may be the case here, even though I do feel there is room to extend the story at least into another 6 episodes of series 2.


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