Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Mar 27, 2012
    I'm pleased to report that creators/writers Ben Court and Caroline Ip and exec producer Sally Woodward Gentle have tweaked that gimmick ever so slightly, making Whitechapel fresh yet familiar in Season 2.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Mar 28, 2012
    Whitechapel is like a British Criminal Minds, albeit with a much more appealing sense of macabre wit in its appreciation for the history of Grand Guignol.
  3. Reviewed by: Darren Franich
    Mar 26, 2012
    They [Rupert Penry-Jones and Phil Davis] make an appealing upstairs-downstairs odd couple, even if the nifty concept--studying centuries-ago crimes to help solve contemporary cases--is starting to wear thin.
  4. Reviewed by: Ross Langager
    Mar 28, 2012
    The show's historical bread-and-butter is accompanied by a thin dramatic gruel, for the most part.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Aug 12, 2014
    Season 2 is woeful compared to the original, what happened to the brilliant start of season 1?? This season is a poor fake and the extra cheesy Kray brothers make for grim watching. Full Review »
  2. Nov 8, 2013
    season 2 this is my favourite of the series by far. the sharp suits and handmade shoes did it all for me. plus of course the evolution of the relationship between DS Miles (Phil Davis) and DI Chandler (Rupert Penry-Jones) was fun to watch. Full Review »