We were recommended Luther, so I got the box set. We watched the first 5 episodes but my partner deemed it 'too creepy and sick'. I will continue to watch it by myself, but more because I always have to get to the end of something, rather than because I'm loving it.
The show is very dark - he's troubled (the cop) and got anger management issues and there are lots of violent crimes. He is played by Idris Elba. I watched another episode last night and I have to say it really got me in - it's improved a lot (I think episode 5)
Absolutely love it! The qualities' of ALL about it are excellent!
Idris Elba's first tv series was 'Ultraviolet' which starred 'our' Phillip Quast & the late Corin Redgrave.
Another good show was 'Bad Cop' with actor Warren Brown, who was 'shot' in 'Luther's Series 1. He was also in another cop show, its' name escapes me, but premise was group of undercover cops 'take out' baddie BEFORE he commits the crime! His boss was beautiful actress, Gina McKee, who was in 'Forsyte Saga' remake with Damian Lewis.
Can't beat the Brits for good, 'dark' drama. Although the Scandinavians' can come up with some good 'plots'!