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Tautly paced, intriguing, and full of even more personal stakes, the season ends tragically and beautifully in its own way.
In its fifth season, the series does little more for viewers than leave them numb.
One stab of humour, and the whole thing would deflate like a whizzing balloon. In the yawning moments of a new year, though, you can understand the appeal of a show that is equal parts grit and syrup, spook stories and implausible twists.
Season five of Luther is a non-stop adrenaline ride that refuses to let up for even a moment. It is raw and resonating, cutting straight down to the nerve.
This latest installment of Luther... is truly for the hardcore fans and for those who plan to tune in with the sound off.
Luther is at its worst, and at its best, when it is overbearing in its pessimism. The series puts its characters through the meat grinder...by design, Luther bums the viewer out.
Two of the hottest stars on cable TV are back together: Idris Elba and Ruth Wilson as his ex-girlfriend Alice. But wasn't she presumed dead? So we thought, but now she's back, bad as ever!
It's been four years since the two-episode fourth season of Luther, and nine years since Ruth Wilson's Alice Morgan got a full-fledged arc in a Luther season, which may be why season five is the best Luther season since at least the second.
"Luther" is so well-done that even moments that suspend belief come across as stylish and disturbing.
Audience Reviews for Luther: Season 5
4d agoIt's dark. Really dark. But the coolest serial killer case in history. Plus Elba is incredible as usual. Not for the faint of heart though. Wouldn't recommend to my church buddies.
Sep 26, 2020I enjoyed season five of 'Luther'. It isn't perfect, but it delivers the desired amount of entertainment. Idris Elba remains brilliant as the titular character. I wouldn't say any of the other cast members particularly stand out to an incredible degree, barring one or two who are good. The four episodes are all paced fairly well, sometimes the show - at least over the last few seasons - does move slower than you'd expect; not slow enough that I'd describe them as a drag or anything close to that, I just feel they could pick up the pace ever so slightly. With that said, some events that take place do seem to be included just to add shock value; it can feel a little less well written in those moments, at least compared to what we've been accustomed to across the opening season or two. Nonetheless, I still enjoyed S5 - I'd probably rank it as my third favourite so far, behind S1/2 but ahead of S3/4; though it's a toss-up between S3 and S5.
Aug 19, 2020Wow what an ending, can't wait for season 6!
Oct 09, 2019I loved all the other series- even if the plot got a bit ridiculous, it still felt grounded. Series 5 on the other hand completely jumped the shark and was a load of (entertaining) nonsense.
Aug 25, 2019None of the characters were developed enough to care about them. A stronger connection between Luther and Alice would have helped make her fury understandable.
Jul 07, 2019Incredible Writing, and the continuation of a power house performance by Idris Elba.
Jul 01, 2019A step down but still VERY well done
Jun 27, 2019I do not understand how they can have such great acting and such a terrible script! They made Alison a terrible character and she is such a attribute to this show, went bring her back if you were going to mess up so bad. I am pressed that I have this show another season after the last. It will go down as the show that should have been amazing.