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Okay, so I just watched the first episode of Luther.

I've been meaning to get around to it for a while; a lot of people with tastes similar to mine have recommended it and it's got lots of things relevant to my interests: a Sherlock Holmes-Columbo inspiration, Idris Elba, a murderous female mastermind, etc.

In the first episode, Luther flies into a violent rage during an argument with his estranged wife, harasses her in front of her co-workers, assaults her new boyfriend, attempts to use his status as a high-ranking police officer to cow lower ranking policemen who respond to her call when he won 't stop banging on her door and shouting for her, and in general never takes no for an answer from her but instead always persists until she gives in just to have a moment's peace.

You know who does this sort of thing?

An abuser.

Honestly, I was looking forward to finding out if the torture porn I've been warned about would be the deal-breaker but I just can't, people. I just can't.

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Date: Oct. 1st, 2013 08:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] marcelo
You know who does this sort of thing? An abuser.

I icked a lot during that first episode, mostly because of that. I want to say that the show goes on to explain that *handwaves* "it's not really like that", but that would be disingenuous; regardless of the rest of their relationship, those actions were abusive in a way that neither the show nor the characters ever acknowledged. And there were other events.

I kept watching, but I do have to wonder about that.

Also, "it's not really like that" --- I feel like I should sandpaper my fingertips after writing evil crap like that.

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Date: Oct. 2nd, 2013 07:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] marcelo
Insofar as Luther has a message for the non-insane among us, it might as well be stay away from people like Luther.