25 May 2010
Luther; a wonderfully preposterous TV cop drama
I was a bit late finding Luther. I watched the first two episodes back-to-back on iPlayer and was hooked. Idris Elba, in the title role, is great. And Ruth Wilson, as Alice, is sublime. Paul McGann must be good too, because I despise him in it.
It's all so ridiculous that it's compelling. And I love recognising all the different places around London, like Blackfriars Bridge and Daniel Libeskind's building in Hollway Road, used as a place where Paul Rhys's creepy character held a press conference. Also interesting that his character's macabre art gallery was at 73 Leonard Street, an address that I am sure a company I used to work for moved to. The Shoreditch area, specifically Leonard Street, is used a lot in the programme and is in real life littered with art and art galleries, one place even has a suitable macabre name to tie in to this piece.Top row: Cornhill, Old Broad Street, Leonard Street, Little Newport Street.
Middle row: Leonard Street, The Blackfriars pub, Holloway Road, Upper Street
Bottom row: Blackfriars Bridge above and below, Praed Street, Bow Street Police Station