Luther will be gracing our screens tonight (with the introduction of a new love interest fir Luther, played by Resident Evil actress Sienna Guillory) and in honor of it’s return I watch all ten episodes of season 1 and 2 back to back.
Watching the first episode I found myself describing Luther as a cross between Sherlock and The Bill. John Luther works for the London Metropolitan Police Department but he doesn’t always tow the line. At the beginning of the pilot episode we are introduced to John Luther as he interrogates a suspect who hangs from a roof beam and eventually falls and Luther is placed on suspension while he is being investigated.
We follow Luther as he works to solve cases, overcomes the obstacles that try to stop him and his interactions with his colleagues and his personal relationships.
I adore Ruth Wilson‘s character, Alice Morgan. Alice was a child prodigy who, as an adult, murdered her parents, an action which introduced her to John Luther. Through the two seasons, Alice works at maintaining a friendship with John who calls on Alice if he needs assistance with a case. Alice sees John as an equal – a sort of challenge – and seems to have romantic feelings for him.
Even though Alice is a killer, I can’t help but really like her character. She’s smart, she’s resourceful, she’s loyal. She seems to be somewhat unstable but she has her good qualities.
Honestly, the only reason I started watching this show is because my friend mentioned Sienna Guillory was going to be in season 3 and I’ve been a fan of her since her two episode stint in season 3 and 4 of Criminal Minds back in 2008. But I am glad I did start watching this show. It’s not as good as Sherlock and it isn’t a “who dunnit” like any Agatha Christie.
It’s a very dark show and it’s a lot better than some of the shows that are coming out of the US today.