The latest series of crime drama Luther has shocked and delighted fans in equal measure, but viewers were annoyed during Friday night’s gripping finale episode, when a huge continuity blunder took them out of the story.
Producers were blasted on social media when a scene went from day to night in a matter of minutes, with one labelling the BBC: “abysmal.”
The problem occurred when John, played by Idris Elba, chased down the serial killer, using a torch to search a building with his new partner, DS Halliday (Wunmi Mosaku).
But minutes later he walked out into bright sunshine, confusing everyone.
Viewers flooded Twitter to complain, with one writing: “Chuffing continuity in Luther is abysmal. Glasses filling themselves and he’s in a house for 5 minutes and it’s gone from night to day.”
Another tweeted: “Can anybody tell me why they keep switching from night time to day time willy nilly on #Luther please?”
A third wrote: “Anyone notice how quickly it went from night to day in #Luther?”
While a fourth moaned: “@bbcluther ❤️❤️ Luther but what was with the day to night to day to night continuity in the last scenes?????”
— BBC One (@BBCOne) January 5, 2019
One more added: “Timeline very confusing in this episode! Night to day in 10 mins?? 🤔 #Luther.”
The hugely popular crime show has divided fans during this tense series.
The BBC has been hit with a sea of complaints over some of the more gruesome scenes, while others moaned that the lighting meant they couldn’t see enough of those moments.
But viewers ultimately loved the four-part series – blunders aside – with fans rushing to Twitter after the finale to write: “#Luther wow, how dark and disturbing the series was but compulsive viewing. Shan’t see #HermioneNorris in same light, always great in any part. #Luther, everyone near him dies! Will he get out of the mess or is it the end?”
— Shereen Browne (@SweetGyal_83) January 5, 2019
Another admitted: “Watched it all in one go last night!! Omg tense …. so good #Luther.”
A third wrote: “Watched series 5 last night, and it didn’t disappoint, Luther is one of the best tv series in my opinion, hope there will be a 6th 🤞🏾…”
One more added: “Finished #Luther last night! SO GOOD but wouldn’t recommend watching it on your own like I did #NoYouSleptWithTheLightOn.”
Mistakes aside, we LOVED this series of Luther. Bring on the next.
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