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: Neil Genzlinger
    Oct 25, 2011
    60
    The revisiting of Ripper lore, though, is relatively painless, especially since the most interesting character in this series is Edward Buchan (Steve Pemberton), the Ripperologist who tips Chandler to the similarities between the then and the now.
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 »