August 19, 2012 at 10:43 pm #256852
BBC America’s first foray into scripted programming kicked off tonight.
EPISODE 1.1: “Suviving Death”
SYNOPSIS: “Kevin Corcoran, an Irish-immigrant cop in 1864 New York City, investigates crimes in the notorious Five Points area. In the opener, Corcoran searches for a child killer.”
# # #August 19, 2012 at 10:48 pm #256854
BBC America certainly didn’t skimp on the budget for “Copper,” which comes with quite a pedigree. Created by Tom Fontana and Will Rokos (Oscar nominee for writing “Monster’s Ball”), executive produced by Barry Levinson.
Tom Weston-Jones as Corcoran and Franka Potente as a hooker with a heart of gold were solid, but the girl playing Annie (Kiara Glasco) was the MVP by far. Her presence reminded me of young Kirsten Dunst in “Interview with a Vampire.”August 26, 2012 at 8:47 pm #256855
Anybody watching? “Copper” is a solid Emmy contender in tech categories and with some of the actors.
EPISODE 1.2: “Husbands and Fathers”
SYNOPSIS: “A figure from Corcoran’s past returns to Five Points, and new questions arise about his daughter’s death and his wife’s disappearance.”
# # #August 26, 2012 at 10:27 pm #256856
Really? I don’t see it getting very many nominations, but you never know–maybe it can manage a couple of Creative Arts nods.August 27, 2012 at 4:19 am #256857
Seriously?? No one’s watching Copper???August 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm #256858
Really? I don’t see it getting very many nominations, but you never know–maybe it can manage a couple of Creative Arts nods.
The sets are pretty impressive. BBC America didn’t skimp on them. Costumes, hairstyling, makeup, art direction, all solid contenders, I’d say.
Tom Weston-Jones is solid as Corcoran. It’s only been two episodes but neither has been showy in the way Emmy voters like. As I said upthread though, Kiara Glasco as the child bride/prostitute is quite good and has a sense of presence that belies her age.September 1, 2012 at 11:30 pm #256859
I’m trying… The premise is good, costumes, etc. But the acting and dialog are just not grabbing me. Had to turn it off halfway through the second episode. I know it’s supposed to be good, but I found it a bit tedious, and I was soon losing interest. Maybe it’s just me, but usually the shows I get addicted to, hook me right away.September 2, 2012 at 9:22 pm #256860
I’m trying… The premise is good, costumes, etc. But the acting and dialog are just not grabbing me. Had to turn it off halfway through the second episode. I know it’s supposed to be good, but I found it a bit tedious, and I was soon losing interest. Maybe it’s just me, but usually the shows I get addicted to, hook me right away.
I don’t blame you about the second episode; the ending was brutally violent and tough to watch. I’m still intrigued, though.
I always watch these historical dramas and think, “How the hell did ANYONE survive?” Seriously, the human race is lucky we made it into the 20th Century.September 2, 2012 at 9:24 pm #256861
Better late than never.
EPISODE 1.3: “In the Hands of an Angry God”
SYNOPSIS: “An Irishman is hung to death and a black pastor is suspected, but Corcoran doubts the man’s guilt.”
# # #September 2, 2012 at 10:01 pm #256862
“I don’t blame you about the second episode; the ending was brutally violent and tough to watch. I’m still intrigued, though.”
Oh, no… that was one part I actually liked. I’m hardcore…. 😉 Maybe I’d be more intrigued if I were more of a history buff.September 9, 2012 at 5:29 pm #256863
Bump for tonight.
Ratings are good for BBC America. For the first episode on August 19, the cumulative Live+7 number is 2.754 million viewers and 1.273m in A25-54.
Also: Last Saturday, “Doctor Who” cleared 1.555 million viewers and 723,000 in their target demo of A25-54, number one in the time slot (apart from sports) on cable.
EPISODE 1.4: “The Empty Locket”
SYNOPSIS: “Corcoran uncovers clues about his daughter’s mysterious death and his wife’s disappearance, and he learns the new evidence is linked to the murder of an infamous woman in Five Points.“
# # #September 16, 2012 at 2:34 pm #256864
EPISODE 1.5: “La Tempete”
SYNOPSIS: “A gang’s scheme to rob some of the wealthiest families in New York is uncovered, and Corcoran is charged with protecting patrons at an upscale fundraiser from the thieves.“
# # #September 24, 2012 at 11:27 am #256865
Better late than never. Felt like they hit their stride with this episode; the central mystery was a lighter one.
EPISODE 1.6: “Arsenic and Old Cake”
SYNOPSIS: “Corcoran and O’Brien investigate a double-homicide, and the evidence reveals that the crimes are part of a revenge plot gone wrong.“
# # #September 30, 2012 at 3:17 pm #256866
Bump for tonight.
EPISODE 1.7: “The Hudson River School”
SYNOPSIS: “Corcoran reevaluates his decisions about Annie. Meanwhile, Robert Morehouse considers a unique business opportunity when a group of high-society people arrive from out of town.“
# # #October 7, 2012 at 3:04 pm #256867
Bump. The series has really hit its stride the last few episodes. Ratings are the highest in BBC America’s history, higher even than “Doctor Who,” but a renewal hasn’t yet been announced.
EPISODE 1.8: “Better Times Are Coming”
SYNOPSIS: “Friendships are tested on Election Day when Maguire takes the law into his own hands, and Corcoran is forced to make a difficult decision.“
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