I admit I was skeptical. The description… something about an urban detective using psychological factors to solve crimes while dealing with personal challenges sounds like a dozen other crime show out there right now. I figured it would be the usual “Mentalist” meets “Lie to Me” meets… you get the idea. Don’t get me wrong–I like these shows, but with each new one that gets added to the television offerings (that one where Tony Shaloub has OCD; that reboot of Kojak with Ving Rhames that I just didn’t get into), the enactment of the premise seems to become a little more trite, a little more cliche, a little less engaging.
Not so with Luther. This show surprised me, and by the end of the first episode, I was hooked and wanting more. My list of five: Continue reading