It's just a really well written psychological crime drama by Neil Cross. DCI Luther is back on the force after the end of a particularly gruesome case, he's trying to get his life together, do his job, repair his marriage, and get back on that path of living. His first case back he runs afoul of a enigmatic female serial killer. From there on out in each miniseries that's released he comes across mostly murderers on each case every ep that are hard to catch for everybody but himself which all tackle various themes that you can connect to on a emotional level or just see them as the interesting cases that they are, a good amount of action as well. Plus each "season" has an underlying subplot that usually gets wrapped up at the end of each series and most times sets up things for the next series. All the while being great at his job his life continues to fall apart and he goes from trying to fix it to running away from it. Luther is really just a good guy in an anti-hero's clothing and a complete BADASS.
As things stand now the show is over after 3 series (14 eps in total) but currently and as planned everything will be wrapped up in a movie which is in production. The way the British handle things though I'm not sure if it's gonna be a theatrical release or just an extra long special that eventually ends up on tv. You can catch the show on netflix or on BBC channel or online. There's also talks of a spinoff following another character from the show.
I didn't see Luther but Behind the Candelabra would've been an GG/Oscar contender if a major studio had the balls to pick it up.
Fact is no one wanted to pick up a film about a gay romance.
I thought both Matt Damon and Michael Douglas were great in it. I was actually hoping Rob Lowe got an award too.
Despite having a really small role, he was AWESOME.
I know McQueen was thinking he was getting shafted for a while there, just started drinking and enjoying his time but the HFP went for that typical thought you was gonna go 0 for but we're gonna save the best for last.
Thanks for the info, I'll check this show out.