Save Big On Open-Box & Preowned: Buy "Copper: Season 1” from Amazon Warehouse Deals and save 76% off the $49.98 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all Open-Box & Preowned offers from Amazon Warehouse Deals.
Copper: Season 1
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Special Offers and Product Promotions
From Emmy(R)-winner Tom Fontana, Academy Award(R)-nominee Will Rokos and Academy Award®-winner Barry Levinson comes Copper, BBC America's first original scripted series. Copper is set in 1860s New York City. The 10-part drama centers on Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones, MI-5), an intense, rugged Irish-American cop working the city's notorious Five Points neighborhood. Corcoran is struggling to maintain his moral compass in a turbulent world, while on an emotional and relentless quest to learn the truth about the disappearance of his wife and the death of his daughter. His friendship with two Civil War compatriots – the wayward son of a wealthy industrialist and an African American physician who secretly assists Corcoran with his detective work – takes him to the contrasting worlds of elegant Fifth Avenue and an emerging African-American community in rural northern Manhattan. The three men share a secret from their experience on the battlefield that inextricably links their lives forever.]]>
Top Customer Reviews
Corcoran is introduced as a troubled soul reeling from personal tragedy. Despite being a copper who commonly takes refuge in a house of ill repute, he also has ties to a more elite base of friends. Oftentimes within "Copper," these two divergent paths are at odds. In my opinion, that is one of the most fascinating aspects of the show. The lives of the rich are expertly juxtaposed to the travails of the less fortunate. Within its crime format, there are a lot of different topics struggling for attention within a crowded plot line.Read more ›
As K. Harris did the heavy lifting. I can provide a more granular viewpoint re: what I like about Copper.
While some "poetic license" has to be allowed, as a student of history, BBC America nailed it! The time period has been covered before in the big budget "Gangs of New York" who took somewhat more of a "poetic license" than BBC America.
The Irish as a growing minority, the winding down of the Civil War, Tammany Hall, The integration of Blacks, the role of woman, the gap between rich and poor (& the fostering of well-known industrial titans) and general cleanliness (it might be a small thing, though look at the dirt caked nails of some of the main characters) are all topics prevalent to the time period.
Copper is both well-acted and well scripted. Franka Potente stands out with her best performance since "Run Lola Run."
The storyline itself might only merit a *4 rating, though historical accuracy bumps Copper up to *5 IMHO. Truth be told, I do have an ancillary motive, as my hope is that both commercial and critical acceptance of Copper will not only encourage BBC America to script additional programs, but that they will also open up the vaults by expanding their current offerings menu to include many of the fine programs that US audiences can only currently obtain through purchase.
Great sets, costumes and,overall, persuasive acting. I agree with the comment that the writing could be sharper and Corky's Irish accent is a little off, but Copper's head on confrontation with the harsh, often desperate, poverty endured by the immigrants, and characters who are flawed, complex people who feel real, pulled me in. I didn't feel the plot was unfocused--I particularly like the abrupt transitions from violence to tenderness and vice versa. And the mystery of Corky's lost family helped tie in several subplots, including an abortionist's murder and a child prostitute's precocious love for Corky.
Overall, I give this a big recommend. Every episode unveiled (sometimes unnerving) surprises, and I couldn't take my eyes off the screen.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's the full package. You get a period drama with emotional stories that pull you in, memorable characters you fall in love with, and diverse experience that sets the series... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ethan
I don't know. I watched the first few shows of this show. They revolved around a 10-year-old girl forced into prostitution. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mr. Impossible
Acting could be much much better. Best actors are the coroner and his wife, who do the show justice. Save your money.Published 4 months ago by Jengersnap
SEASON ONE WAS TERRIFIC. A GREAT PERIOD PIECE YOU DON'T OFTEN SEE. SADLY THIS SERIES WENT STRAIGHT DOWN HILL IN SEASON TWO, BUT, AS A STAND ALONE, I HARDILY RECOMMEND SEASON ONE.Published 5 months ago by B. Rousselle
|Topic||From this Discussion|
|Bring Back Copper!!||
Copper was a rare television program- a combination of fantastic writing, acting and set design that made you feel like you had stepped into a different time period. You felt completely immersed in the lives of the fantastic, fully fleshed out, and flawed characters. Every Sunday night you were... Read More
Oct 12, 2013 by lmk66 | See all 9 posts