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Tuesday, January 11 2011

The Best TV Shows of 2010

Running the gamut from the ever-present to the new and novel, PopMatters' TV picks prove that, as a medium, the small screen challenges the big at every entertainment (and aesthetic) level.


Wednesday, January 5 2011

The Best DVDs of 2010

As the medium continues to struggle with significance in the steady "streaming" of the 21st Century, here are PopMatters' picks for the best the format(s) have to offer.


Reviews

Monday, September 30 2013

The Complexity of Finding Balance in 'Luther 3'

The intensity of a character like Luther could easily wear thin if played by the wrong actor, but Idris Elba is a consistently terrific, making Luther as watchable as always.


Wednesday, September 4 2013

'Luther': Idris Elba is Stellar, Again

When the crimes here are standard TV fare -- the copycat killer and the middle class vigilante -- the dramatic filler of the series, Luther’s personal life, bears undue weight.


Wednesday, October 26 2011

The Troubled and Charismatic 'Luther: Season 2'

The second season of Luther remains wonderfully suspenseful and excellently acted.


Wednesday, September 28 2011

The BBC's 'Luther' Offers a Stark Perspective

Luther’s daring leaps of investigative logic and contests of intellect with brainy, mysterious killers make for much more diverting television than the Wrestling with Inner Demons stuff that can be found practically anywhere else on the dial.


Sunday, November 28 2010

'Luther' Is Shocking, Troubling and Satisfying

Luther is that rare series that skillfully brings together story, character, and tension.


Blogs

Thursday, December 16 2010

Top 10 TV Shows of 2010

In 2010, television brought us cops in Hawaii, bikers in California, British investigators and a different kind of situation at the Jersey shore.


Tuesday, August 3 2010

Which Portrayal Is Fairer to the Sexes?

Women may often be victims in shows like Luther, but this status frequently exonerates them; men, on the other hand, are labeled sick, creepy and twisted -- there is hardly ever an understanding for their deviant behavior.


Monday, July 19 2010

New Jurisdiction: How Will the Dark, Brooding 'Luther' Fare Stateside?

Airing on BBC America later in the year, the BBC's recent dark crime series, Luther, deserves to do as well stateside as it's doing here in the UK.


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