Luther and Plot Driven Writing

Luther and Plot Driven Writing

Sara and I have been watching Luther recently, having just finished the first season about a week ago, and well… we were impressed, to say the least. There have been a lot of crime dramas on TV recently.  It seems to me that producers are running out of ideas, or more likely simply forgoing any type of originality for a formula they believe is a guaranteed cash-in.  I mean, think about it:  Monk, Castle, The Mentalist, Awake, (Which was great because of its twist on the whole ‘cop drama’ thing, but it was cancelled.) The Wire, The Shield…  the list goes on and on.  So when Sara told me that she had heard that Luther was good and I asked what it was about and she replied: “It’s a crime drama.” I groaned for a long,...