This British crime drama, set in London, sees Idris Elba before the James Bond rumours and Sky fame. Elba plays Luther, an edgy, troubled, maverick cop, chasing the dark forces that lurk in London’s murky underworld.
Of course, it is not that simple. Luther is suffering from his marriage breaking down and is fuelled by a terrible temper that sometimes sees him exacerbate his problems.
However, it is the gritty, urban setting matched with a quite brilliant character created by Elba, that make this an absolute, must watch.
Other good news is that as you read this, Elba and company are currently knee deep creating season 5. So what are you waiting for?