TV REVIEW: Luther – season 3

After her humiliation in season two, Erin Gray (Nikki Amuka-Bird) has a new partner in trying to investigate Luther’s (Idris Elba) alleged corruption. DSU George Stark (David O’Hara) is ruthless, vicious and will stop at nothing to get his man.

With Luther unwilling to play ball, Gray and Stark attempt to turn Ripley, (Warren Brown) creating tension between the two partners.

Meanwhile once again terrible crimes are afoot. This time there’s a killer murdering women who escaped from a past crime, an internet troll killed after pushing a woman to suicide and a raging vigilante desperate for public approval.

As Luther’s past reappears to confront his potential future, Stark and Gray’s investigation starts to impact every area of his life.

I absolutely loved this season. It was great to see a softer side of Luther in his relationship with Mary (Sienna Guillory) and the chemistry between the two of them was electric. I so badly wanted Luther to have a chance at love with someone who isn’t a sociopath. It also had the best cases we have seen so far. There were several moments where I was terrified watching Paul Ellis (Kevin Fuller) stalk his victims and the behaviour of Tom Marwood (Elliot Cowan) raises a lot of moral questions.

The final episode of the season is thrilling and action packed and I was left desperately wanting more. Another excellent instalment of this series. Idris Elba continues to shine and the long-standing supporting performances get better and better. Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley and Michael Smiley are all so good and the show would not be the same without them.

5/5

2 Comments

  1. 5/5 from me too! It rarely gets better than this, for TV cop drama.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. This season really was crime drama at its pinnacle!

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