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User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 50
  2. Negative: 3 out of 50

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  1. Apr 30, 2013
    5
    A good show with interesting plot lines that keep you engaged and
    entertained. Though it's called Ripper Street we don't actually see
    Jack The Ripper but instead live in the overarching shadow of him, which quite frankly was a much better story line that simply having him run amuck, not only has that been done before but we all now how it ends. The series instead, depicts life in
    A good show with interesting plot lines that keep you engaged and
    entertained. Though it's called Ripper Street we don't actually see
    Jack The Ripper but instead live in the overarching shadow of him,
    which quite frankly was a much better story line that simply having him
    run amuck, not only has that been done before but we all now how it
    ends.

    The series instead, depicts life in 19th Century Whitechapple, and does
    it very well, through the 8 episode season we are shown the hopes,
    fears, troubles, growths and grim realities of the time; everything
    from the development of science (and opposition against it by some) to
    the pestilence of Cholera. I'm not an expert of the age so I can't
    really say how accurate these depictions actually were but from my
    estimation they were quite true to the point.

    So now we have an interesting show during an interesting period, what
    we need now s interesting characters. Sadly we don't get them. The
    characters here are as stereotypical as they can come, and so are their
    personal story lines, which we see bits and pieces of throughout the
    season. Had the creates taken some more time and come up with complex,
    un-predictable characters he show might have evolved into a higher
    dimension, but non-the-less the characters we have are good enough for
    entertainment and makes the show fun to watch.

    (Season 1 review)
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  2. May 4, 2015
    6
    Well the show is semi interesting entertainment. Good sides are the acceptable actors, the visuals and some mediocre excitement. But the bad sides are, each episode has its own closed plot and is not really connected to the next episode like in other series, even worse, each episode runs after the same scheme, the main characters get some Mac Gyver like ideas or clues or hints and solveWell the show is semi interesting entertainment. Good sides are the acceptable actors, the visuals and some mediocre excitement. But the bad sides are, each episode has its own closed plot and is not really connected to the next episode like in other series, even worse, each episode runs after the same scheme, the main characters get some Mac Gyver like ideas or clues or hints and solve the case. Most of the time i found myself doing other stuff and let the series just run in the background since most of the time i didn't miss any important plot.
    Its quiet enjoyable but not really great
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Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Sara Smith
    Feb 1, 2013
    80
    Ripper Street was clever enough not to hang its hat on the over-examined killings of the five Ripper victims, and clever fans of police procedurals will relish spending eight hours with cops who have to invent the crime-solving tools at their disposal.
  2. Reviewed by: Laurel Brown
    Jan 22, 2013
    80
    It all works. Although Ripper Street does move at the slow pace characteristic of most British dramas, every scene and every line has meaning.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jan 22, 2013
    58
    The overarching premise of the 15-episode season cracks and crumbles under the slightest scrutiny.