DCI John Luther

“Oh, I know. In order to get to the next level, you need a lot more points. And correct me if I’m wrong, but you need a… a boss. You need to kill a boss. Well, I’m the man at the end of that level, aren’t I? I’m the man that’s chasing you. I’m that boss. If you beat me, you get to play on. You’re gonna like this. Check it out.”

– DCI John Luther, (Luther).

I didn’t write today because I found myself sucked back into the world of Luther. It’s a series that I watched a couple of years back, and really enjoyed.

I used to always think that there wasn’t enough time in the world to re-read books you’d already read, or to revisit TV shows and films you’d already seen. But, maybe that’s not the case.

Watching it back reminded me how much I loved it the first time, and it also worked as a great example of a series of stories that really got the formula right. To thrill the viewer, anger the viewer and to keep then tuning in week after week.

In the saturated market of police procedural shows, Neil Cross has put some life back into the genre with Luther. Very good stuff, indeed.

(image credits – BBC)

Judging books by their covers?

I liked this TED talk, so I thought you might want to see it.

The guy’s called Chipp Kidd and he designs book front covers for a living.

How’s about that for a profession?

I wonder how many times he’s heard the old ‘can’t judge a book by its cover’ line?

Anyway, while I mostly talk about writing I like to learn about design too. And, this raises some interesting points about first impressions.

P.S TED stays for technology, entertainment and design. Who knew it?!