There’s no shortage of fans of the 2010 BBC’s Luther series, mainly because it was a brilliant piece of television with a very intriguing and charismatic leading character played to perfection by Idris Elba. Luther’s latest season was its fifth season which aired in 2019 with four episodes and there is no word yet on Luther Season 5, but according to Variety, a Luther Film is starting filming in September. So, we thought we should make a list of TV shows to watch if you loved Luther.
Luther – Plot?
A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.
The TV shows on this list are not ranked because we think every one of these are worth your time, and will keep you entertained.
Endeavour (2012 – Present)
The official synopsis for “Endeavour” is:
Before Inspector Morse, there was the rookie Constable Morse, fed up with police work and ready to nip his career in the bud by handing in his resignation.
The Fall (2013 – 2016)
The official synopsis for “The Fall” is:
The intertwined lives of two hunters – a serial killer hidden in plain sight and the detective desperate to catch him.
Ripper Street (2012 – 2016)
The official synopsis for “Ripper Street” is:
April 1889 – six months since the last Jack the Ripper killing, East London is emerging into a fragile peace, hopeful that this killer’s reign of terror might at last have run its course. Nowhere is this truer than in the corridors of H Division, the police precinct charged with keeping order in the chaos of Whitechapel. Its men hunted this maniac; and failed to find him.
Sherlock (2010 – Present)
The official synopsis for “Sherlock” is:
Sherlock Holmes, an analytical deduction fanatic, is helping the police out with their enquiries for fun, when he runs into potential flatmate Dr John Watson, fresh from serving in the war in Afghanistan and sporting a limp. In spite of Watson’s initial scepticism, Holmes’ brilliant mind and dangerous lifestyle offer the stimulation he craves, and the two quickly forge an alliance. Sherlock provides the inspired leaps of intellect, while Watson keeps his friend’s flights of fancy grounded – it’s the perfect partnership. Uplifting, action-packed and highly entertaining, with sparky scripts and unforgettable performances by the two leads, this is Sherlock for a new generation.
Prodigal Son (2019 – 2021)
The official synopsis for “Prodigal Son” is:
PRODIGAL SON is a fresh take on a crime franchise with a provocative and outrageous lead character and a darkly comedic tone, from Emmy Award-nominated executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter (“Riverdale,” “The Flash”) and writers Chris Fedak (“Deception,” “Chuck”) and Sam Sklaver (“Deception,” “Bored to Death”). The series stars Tom Payne (“The Walking Dead”) as the son of a convicted serial killer (Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Michael Sheen, “Masters of Sex,” “Frost/Nixon”), who has made hunting murderers his life’s work.
The Mentalist (2008 – 2015)
The official synopsis for “The Mentalist” is:
For seven thrilling, intriguing seasons, Special Consultant Patrick Jane (Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Simon Baker) has tapped his razor-sharp skills of observation and psychological manipulation to solve serious crimes in a manner that leaves his counterparts baffled. While assisting the California Bureau of Investigation and the FBI, Jane uses his wit, charm and mentalist mind games to sidestep the system, cope with his tragic past and bring the serial killer Red John to justice.
Lie To Me (2009 – 2011)
The official synopsis for “Lie To Me” is:
A psychologist gifted in the field of lie detection, along with his team of experts, assists federal law enforcement, government agencies and local police on their most difficult cases by looking for the lies the people tell.
Criminal Minds (2005 – 2020)
The official synopsis for “Criminal Minds” is:
Criminal Minds revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit’s most experienced agent is David Rossi, founding member of the BAU, who is essential in helping the team solve new cases.
Perception (2012 – 2015)
The official synopsis for “Perception” is:
A professor with an intimate knowledge of human behavior and a masterful understanding of the mind is recruited by the FBI to help solve complex criminal cases.
Dexter (2006 – Present)
The official synopsis for “Dexter” is:
He’s smart, he’s good looking, and he’s got a great sense of humor. He’s Dexter Morgan, everyone’s favorite serial killer. As a Miami forensics expert, he spends his days solving crimes, and nights committing them. But Dexter lives by a strict code of honor that is both his saving grace and lifelong burden. Torn between his deadly compulsion and his desire for true happiness, Dexter is a man in profound conflict with the world and himself.
This concludes the list of the best 10 TV shows to watch if you loved Luther. If you have watched them all tell us in the comments we will make a new list for you and if you haven’t, What are you waiting for?