Ripper Street 2 Seasons 2013

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Season 1
(342) IMDb 8.5/10
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An international shipping magnate arrives in town with his Pinkerton retinue to complete the acquisition of an ailing London shipping line. Meanwhile, the murdered body of an engine inventor draws Reid's attention just as Jackson and Long Susan's past comes back to haunt them.

Starring:
Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn
Runtime:
1 hour, 2 minutes
Original air date:
February 17, 2013

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Great acting, well written.
M. Rodriguez
Ripper street has a gritty authenticity that gives the feeling of an historically accurate period piece.
Matt
The characters are so layered and interesting and the stories are nail-biting!
Amy

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86 of 89 people found the following review helpful By debro1114 on February 3, 2013
Format: DVD
I'm a huge fan of British TV - and I don't believe "Ripper Street" has let me down - not one jot. If anyone, including some of the reviewers, are looking for none stop action and farfetched heroics, then this isn't going to be their cup of tea. I'd suggest watching American TV instead (and I'm American). This show is one where you'll actually have to listen to the dialogue sometimes. I certainly like Ripper Street much better than the current Copper on BBC America. All I can say is I'm a fan of the likes of Foyle's War, Morse, Lewis, Midsomer, Frost etc and I love this show - recommended!
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History's enduring fascination with the gruesome crimes of Jack The Ripper continues unabated with yet another example of popular fiction being inspired by the legendary murderer. Truthfully, I have read enough books, seen enough television, and watched enough movies that cast Jack The Ripper into a central role that I feel like he's an old friend--albeit one I wouldn't want to invite home to dinner. So wearily and warily, I sat down to watch the BBC production of "Ripper Street." I watch a LOT on BBC, perhaps too much! Having recently watched both "Whitechapel" (a Jack tale set in present day) and "Copper" (a historical crime drama), I couldn't help seeing "Ripper Street" as somewhat of a stylistic cross between both of these shows. "Ripper Street" is set in London's East End circa 1889 in the ensuing chaos following the notorious murders. The show centers around a precinct called H Division. Six months after Jack's spree, they are still entrusted to keep the peace within the Whitechapel neighborhood where fear and hysteria run rampant. Although Jack's carnage may be a thing of the past (or is it?), his legacy endures and the streets are far from safe!

As more murders start to be discovered, the public paranoia immediately points to Jack's return. It's up to H Division to sort these crimes out and apprehend the real culprits. To be fair, it might not be entirely accurate to call this a show about Jack the Ripper. The atmosphere and setting of the show is historically linked and influenced by these murders, but the plotting stays the course of a more conventional police procedural with different crimes to solve episodically. The always reliable Matthew Macfadyen heads the investigative team with the assistance of Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Amy on February 24, 2013
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I am absolutely addicted to Ripper Street! The characters are so layered and interesting and the stories are nail-biting! There is a masterful blend of humor, sarcasm, tenderness, romance, intrigue, mystery, and violence! The writing and acting are terrific! I DVR and re-watch the episodes several times! Truly an entertaining and interesting television show - one of the best in my opinion!
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful By carol irvin TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 18, 2013
Format: DVD
Matthew Macfayden left the very successful UK tv series called MI5 in the USA and SPOOKS in the UK. He was the lead spy and he did a splendid job. He left it to move into movies with his most notable role being Darcy in PRIDE & PREJUDICE with Keira Knightly. But his movie career didn't really take off so now he's back on tv, which might be his best medium.

He is the lead in this series about police work in London AFTER Jack the Ripper. Right off the bat you notice how primitive everything is in policing. He has to find his own coroner and he can't even pay him. He basically knows the goods on him though so can keep quiet about his past in order to use his services for free. However, he can set up a mortuary for him. Again, this is all super primitive but this is how it all started, the forensics of policing. This coroner is the next most interesting character in the series.

The cases are interesting, the first one being a copycat for Jack the Ripper and a second involving an orphan who is accused of murder. I think this series just needs time to develop itself. It is very promising.

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History's enduring fascination with the gruesome crimes of Jack The Ripper continues unabated with yet another example of popular fiction being inspired by the legendary murderer. Truthfully, I have read enough books, seen enough television, and watched enough movies that cast Jack The Ripper into a central role that I feel like he's an old friend--albeit one I wouldn't want to invite home to dinner. So wearily and warily, I sat down to watch the BBC production of "Ripper Street." I watch a LOT on BBC, perhaps too much! Having recently watched both "Whitechapel" (a Jack tale set in present day) and "Copper" (a historical crime drama), I couldn't help seeing "Ripper Street" as somewhat of a stylistic cross between both of these shows. "Ripper Street" is set in London's East End circa 1889 in the ensuing chaos following the notorious murders. The show centers around a precinct called H Division. Six months after Jack's spree, they are still entrusted to keep the peace within the Whitechapel neighborhood where fear and hysteria run rampant. Although Jack's carnage may be a thing of the past (or is it?), his legacy endures and the streets are far from safe!

As more murders start to be discovered, the public paranoia immediately points to Jack's return. It's up to H Division to sort these crimes out and apprehend the real culprits. To be fair, it might not be entirely accurate to call this a show about Jack the Ripper. The atmosphere and setting of the show is historically linked and influenced by these murders, but the plotting stays the course of a more conventional police procedural with different crimes to solve episodically. The always reliable Matthew Macfadyen heads the investigative team with the assistance of Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg.
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