I am about eight minutes into episode three and my will to live is fading.
Look, Neil Cross is probably a right bloke, but all he’s done so far is rearrange every fucking cliche I’ve ever seen over and and over again.
You might sse me bitch about this a few times more. I have to watch it because Kierston Wareing, who was Gabriel’s hot kick-ass partner in The Shadow Line, is in the first episode of the second season. So I’m watching the first season first.
What a price I am paying to see her again.
So far, Luther is a lesson in What You Should Not Write.
Really, if your stuff has any bits from Luther in it, go rent a circular saw and amputate your fingers — because the world does not need even MOAR cliche.
Episode 4 had Nicola Walker in it. She co-starred in Touching Evil. A hell of a performance, but even that scene above was cliche.
I must slog through two more episodes of this shit to get to Kierston Wareing.
It better be worth it.
Second update …
I already knew the wife was going to get it. In fact, I looked forward to that cliched, cardboard character being erased. How it happened was actually a surprise.
This episode’s script had the structure of projectile vomit: A total mess. Shockingly, the cliche level also dropped. A Commenter said the series got better in the latter half. I don’t yet know about that, but episode five at least didn’t make me wish for my own death.
Just one more to endure before Kierston Wareing.
Third update …
Episode six … finally. And not a bad script at all, except for the cliche ending! Still, it’s the first time I’ve seen a sociopath, an ex-husband, and a boyfriend as allies. So there was that.
Now on to Kierston Wareing. Dammit.
Final update …
So, finally, it’s Kierston Wareing:
Who got all of a few minutes. But is probably in more episodes.
But guess what the fucking New Cliche Villain is now?
I’d rather die than watch this goddammed series ever again!