Category: TV Dramas
Stars: Idris Elba, Ruth Wilson, Steve Mackintosh, Indira Varma, Paul McGann, Saskia Reeves, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley

In a world where Hollywood's most profitable black leading man is the insufferable Tyler Perry, a fine actor of Idris Elba's caliber is left to garner heaps of critical praise and devoted fans while always working in striking distance of mainstream acclaim. Or at least that's reality here in the states.

In England, Elba is their very own Jon Hamm, anchoring an award-nominated drama series, the crime procedural Luther, that doesn't pander in any way. If fact, the BBC One series exceeds the likes of C.S.I. in terms of quality, no matter how little it's talked about outside of the British community.