02 March 2012

Something 4 The Weekend # 237

I just finished watching season 2 of Luther over at Netflix, and this was the song played over the closing credits of the final episode. If you haven't seen Luther, I highly recommend it. Idris Elba plays the fearless and brilliant detective, John Luther, taking on London criminals that are so absurd in their extremes that they could have been ripped from the cheesiest of comic books. As any good show of these times, seemingly everyone is morally ambiguous, or compromised to one extent or another, although in the end, like any good cop show, the good guys win. Anyways, Luther is an extremely well-done and engaging crime drama that I cannot recommend enough.

Grinderman is damn awesome too.

Hotcha! Hank

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Blogger AceAtredies said...

I just saw these on the Netflix instant channel, I think they came up because of the stuff we've been seeing lately!
Is it like Castle at all?

March 04, 2012 10:29 PM  
Blogger Hank Mohaski said...

Hi Ben;

Castle has a very light-hearted tone to it, due to Nathan Fillion's easy charm, whereas Luther is much, much darker and more intense, with some pretty hardcore twists scattered about, and plenty of moral ambiguity. Luther isn't a crooked cop, but he's not afraid of doing questionable (and outright illegal) things to catch the bad guys. Luther might be considered UNLAWFUL GOOD where Castle and Beckett would be LAWFUL GOOD. I would say it's reminiscent of that other TV show Elba starred in - The Wire.

March 07, 2012 6:41 PM  

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