- Summary: Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) solves cases in lower Manhattan's Five Points, while seeking answers to his wife's disappearance and his daughter's murder in 1864.
- Genre(s): Drama
- Show Type: Between Seasons
- Season 1 premiere date: Aug 19, 2012
- Episode Length: 60
- Air Time: 10:00 PM
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10TV is littered with cop/detective shows set in modern time attempting to find a niche to get people to watch something more than once. It is so difficult to make a unique show, if they find success they copy it and add a city's name to make it sound different. This is a detective show, but it delivers a special treat way the way of very brave producers. They have taken on the immense task of delivering a time and place most know little about. This show delivers the same caliber of acting and writing, if not better, than our normal dramas. But adding to this is a very accurate depiction of two sides of 1865 New York. We are given dynamic characters with real flaws and vices. The struggle is honest without being over the top.
We should all judge the merits of the show after watching a few episodes, the efforts of the crew deserve this much.… Expand
8I'd settle in at 7.5, but this show has a bit of a slow burn, so i think it will get better as the series progresses. No issues with the acting and writing, though there is room for improvement on both counts. Someone wondered why this is on BBC America, my recollection is that they tried to sell this show to AMC and they decided to pass so perhaps BBC America was the next best fit. Certainly could see why AMC would pass with the quality of their shows ( though I think Copper will prove to be a better show than "Hell on Wheels" in time) but BBC America is the next best Non-Premium channel out there as far as original programming goes.… Expand
7It doesn't jump out at first and takes a bit of getting used to but Copper offers a new take on the familiar Western theme. It has just enough action and fantastic acting from a well-assembled cast including Franka Potente (of Bourne Fame) to keep you entertained. It may not be everyone's cup of tea but is worth checking out and maybe it will grow on you and it slowly is starting to do with me.… Expand
4This show feels like a soap opera made for housewives and teens. The musical timing is absolutely cliche, to the point where it actually becomes funny. I find myself laughing at this show in places that shouldn't be funny especially listening to the script The script is bad. Corky, Copper, Kevin, Corkmiester? is he Irish? American? He changes his accent mid-sentence. In episode 9 he has a full Irish accent and even though he's the lead he's undoubtedly the worst actor in this series. Is everyone in New York Irish or American? Where are all the Jews, Germans, Italians?… Expand