Luther: a BBC TV series starring Idris Elba

There aren’t many performances in TV history more memorable than Idris Elba’s turn as Baltimore drug czar Stringer Bell on The Wire. So I was thrilled to discover Luther, the BBC show that flips Elba from robber to cop, on Netflix Instant. Set in London, Luther finds the British actor back in his hometown playing an embattled detective responsible for the city’s grisliest murder cases. The show is shot with such care, it’s beautiful to watch. Imagine our beloved Law & Order directed by Christopher Nolan.