Luther is a show that wraps up three seasons in just 14 episodes. It is full of action and delivers an intense viewing experience. The lead actor, Idris Elba, was perfectly cast, he looks a bit hulking and slightly imperfect, making his appearance match his character's rough-and-tough side.
The opening scene was fantastic with a lot of action, and instantly made it clear that Luther is a detective who works by his own set of rules.
Luther is given a new junior detective to work with, which at first makes it appear that this crime drama is about the typical detective team: a hard-hitting cop with a tough exterior, and dorky sidekick who is just learning. But that is not what this series is about.
Luther plays by his own rules, but he is also an excellent teacher to his team (although he has difficulty maintaining their trust in him). Bad things just keep happening to Luther, but he develops a very interesting relationship (or could be called a forced friendship) with an intelligent killer that proves useful in the end.
Overall, I give Luther a 10 out of 10 in my books! Highly recommended! Just make sure you set aside a free weekend to watch this series, because once you start watching it, you may not want to stop.
Find out more about the series and the numerous awards it was nominated for here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luther_(TV_series).