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Copper - BBC America

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Copper - BBC America

Post by Matt Phillips » Wed October 3rd, 2012, 5:29 pm

Has anyone checked out the new series "Copper" on BBC America? I've really enjoyed the first few episodes. It's basically CSI meets Gangs of New York, set in 1864. The main character is New York City Police Detective Corcoran played by Tom Weston-Jones. He and his detective sidekicks solve murders and other crimes using period methods (with a black doctor as his primary source of scientific help) as he also navigates the larger ethnic tensions in the city and searches for his missing wife.

I'm not an expert on this period, but they really seem to have made a great effort to get the costumes and look and feel of the period right. It shows everything from the townhomes and offices of the rich elite on 5th Avenue to the squalid tenements and taverns of Five Corners.

Really recommend it, but it's not for the squeamish! It does not shy away from some really disturbing themes and content.

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Post by fljustice » Wed October 3rd, 2012, 8:08 pm

As a New Yorker, I've been watching and quite enjoy it; has a Deadwood feel to it. Also like the realistic graft on the police force and the science and politics of the times.
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Post by DianeL » Wed October 3rd, 2012, 10:40 pm

Hadn't heard of this, but it sounds intriguing! Thank you for the pointer; though I don't subscribe, hopefully PBS will put this in their BBC America lineup at some point or Netflix will come up with it.
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Post by fljustice » Thu October 4th, 2012, 3:35 pm

[quote=""DianeL""]Hadn't heard of this, but it sounds intriguing! Thank you for the pointer; though I don't subscribe, hopefully PBS will put this in their BBC America lineup at some point or Netflix will come up with it.[/quote]

It's on BBC America, Sunday's at 10 (with repeats): http://www.bbcamerica.com/copper/
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Post by DianeL » Thu October 4th, 2012, 11:31 pm

[quote=""fljustice""]It's on BBC America, Sunday's at 10 (with repeats): http://www.bbcamerica.com/copper/[/quote]

Yes, as I say I don't subscribe to BBC America, so would have to hope it shows up on PBS or Netflix. :)
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Post by fljustice » Fri October 5th, 2012, 2:20 pm

[quote=""DianeL""]Yes, as I say I don't subscribe to BBC America, so would have to hope it shows up on PBS or Netflix. :) [/quote]

Sorry, didn't realize BBC America is subscription in your package. It's "free" on DirectTV (part of our basic package.) We don't get HBO or Showtime because they're premium. That said, given that the series is already seven episodes in, I'd recommend waiting for the DVD or reruns on a basic channel. But worth the wait.
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Post by laktor » Sun October 7th, 2012, 6:26 am

I watched about 4 episodes and quit. I never did quite understand why a little girl was killed. .... and still don't. Then Copper allows a young girl to commit a murder herself. Eh...gross. Hope I didn't spoil this for anyone watching. Anyway, too many other shows on Sundays that I'd rather watch. In fact, there are now 8 1/2 hrs. of tv I really want to see on Sunday nights! Can't continue with a so-so Copper.

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