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Tuesdays Netflix Binge! “Luther”

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7

Idris Elba is probably my favourite actor so I’m surprised how long it took me to jump on the bandwagon for this show. Luther follows DCI John Luther, he’s a brilliant detective but he’s been out of commission due to an investigation into how he handled a past case. When tracking down a man accused of murdering young girl named Henry Madsen. Luther managed to track him to a factory and get information from him that saved a young girls life but in the process he let the man fall multiple stories putting him in a coma.

The show picks up after John Luther is acquitted and rejoins the force. In many ways, John Luther comes across like a toned down Sherlock Holmes. He makes incredible deductions based on very little information and he’s constantly willing to put himself in harms way to solve a case. The main difference between Luther and Holmes is that he is very capable of emotions. In fact, it could be argued that his emotions are a constant antagonist throughout the series.

Luther is a constant thrill ride and no matter the case always keeps you completely engaged. I rate it 9.8/10.

Here’s the trailer!

What should I watch for next week?


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