Whitechapel : Season 1

Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Melissa Maerz
    Oct 24, 2011
    91
    Prepare for gullet slicing, blood spurting, cop-versus-cop conflict, and more blood spurting. We can't get enough.
  2. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Oct 26, 2011
    88
    Whitechapel defies the odds, however, rising above its cliches with solid writing, taut direction, evocative cinematography and great performances by Penry-Jones, Davis and Pemberton.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Oct 26, 2011
    80
    [An] evocative six-part crime thriller.
  4. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Oct 24, 2011
    80
    Whitechapel may not reinvent the police procedural, but it's great fun, and the third episode is a heart-stopping race against time.
  5. Reviewed by: Ross Langager
    Oct 26, 2011
    70
    Even if it slips into generic tropes here and there, Whitechapel's own veneer of nicely crafted entertainment remains intact.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Oct 25, 2011
    70
    Whitechapel can be enjoyed for what it is--an excuse to take another bloody stroll down memory lane, while tacking on yet another cinematic addition to the house that Jack built.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Oct 2, 2013
    8
    Engrossing story and excellent mix of characters and actors. This cast, if given ample opportunity, will grow into a solid well rounded showEngrossing story and excellent mix of characters and actors. This cast, if given ample opportunity, will grow into a solid well rounded show with scope to move in to the shadows of the mind. Full Review »
  2. Dec 3, 2011
    5
    Another British police caper along the lines of Luther with the same inane dialog and plotting. We've got a new inspector who's obsessiveAnother British police caper along the lines of Luther with the same inane dialog and plotting. We've got a new inspector who's obsessive compulsive, just to tweak the character line, an ongoing story line of copy cat murderers following historical cases, and as usual with Brit shows a corrupt bosses track. If you can ignore ludicrous plot holes and faux characters it's just entertaining enough to while away an hour. The guys who wrote MI-5 seem to be writing all this UK crap. Full Review »
  3. Nov 24, 2011
    9
    A bit of quality drama on ITV for a change, excellent acting, great script and story regarding Jack the Ripper :) second series was also good,A bit of quality drama on ITV for a change, excellent acting, great script and story regarding Jack the Ripper :) second series was also good, hope for a third soon! Full Review »