Copper

Copper

Season One

DVD - 2012
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Copper is BBC America's first original scripted series. Set in 1860s New York City, the drama is centered on Kevin Corcoran, an intense, rugged, Irish-American cop working in the city's notorious Five Points neighborhood. He struggles to maintain his moral compass while embarking on a quest to learn the truth about the disappearance of his wife and the death of his daughter.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : BBC, 2012.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
ISBN: 9781622241408
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (ca. 450 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Mmegood
Jun 03, 2017

I enjoyed all of the episodes. You'll want to watch them in order as the story line can be watched as if it were a movie. For me, it was hard to turn off the episodes because I wanted to know "what next?" Contrary to other reviews, I found the episodes all to be interesting and did not find any to be less than.

The role Eva is the same actress in the German film "Run Lola Run", which I found interesting since I did not recognize her.

kevfarley May 29, 2015

Gritty .

Realistic and iconoclastic historical background.

Great production values

7duffy Oct 16, 2014

Good show, but not great. Seemingly accurate depiction of NYC at the time of Abe Lincoln's presidency. Historical and fictional plot lines are interestingly mixed so far, but something is missing. Series lead seems to lack the right balance of rough exterior and smooth interior, but he is effective, none-the-less. However, I think role would be better served by someone like Colin Farrell, who they obviously could not get to do a TV series. Otherwise, it's interesting to see the struggle of the Irish in America, early NYC living and the seeds of black independence, but it all appears prefabricated at times and that is a drawback on the series in general...which is the danger of mixing fiction with history.

hania4987 May 14, 2014

this could have been a great show ... it looks like they spent so much time and effort to recreate the look of the time and place that the writing and stories were really poorly executed. Too bad!

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K_ez
Feb 19, 2014

A great find!
A bit of a slow start, but the twists and turns keep the intrigue going.
Copper's dialogue a bit tricky if unfamiliar w certain old slang and some of the subject mattera are a bit unnerving, but overall a good series, too bad it was short-lived.

Froster Oct 08, 2013

I came to this series with enthusiasm, and for the first two episodes I was well-satisfied; they were atmospheric, rough and clever. As this series wore on, however, there seemed to be tendencies I was not happy with; the first episodes were truly shocking, the next were more formulaic, and instead of shock, depended upon “shock value”. Finally, I found that there was a misogynistic outlook—all the female characters (save one—played by the excellent Franka Potente ) were perverse and shallow, including a 10-year-old-hooker whose unsavory actions seem completely plot-driven and unrealistic. Coupled with this, we have a noble Black couple whose participation in the proceedings are tangential, at best, and whose characters are never brought to life. Another small annoyance is that whilst our hunky hero can play brutality, honesty and action well, his “tragic” side feels a bit “indicated”. Basically, Copper turns out to be a cynical by-the-numbers Eastern version of “Deadwood”, crossed with a police procedural. Not bad…but certainly not what it could have been, as evidenced by the first couple of episodes.

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docjnsuss
Dec 12, 2012

Manhattan and Five Points New York in 1864 is the setting for season one of Copper. An Irish policeman, or copper as policemen were known, named Kevin Corcoran and two of his former Civil War comrades are the main characters in this gritty drama. One of Kevin's former comrades is the son of a wealthy businessman while the other is a black doctor. Kevin returned home from the war to find that his daughter was dead and his wife missing. The series' storyline follows the day to day life of Five Points policemen as well as high society and current events near the end of the Civil War.

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Mmegood
Jun 03, 2017

Other: Themes of infidelity, underage marriage, exploitation of minors.

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Mmegood
Jun 03, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Murder scenes.

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Mmegood
Jun 03, 2017

Sexual Content: Whore houses in New York.

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Mmegood
Jun 03, 2017

Violence: Gun violence and physical altercations. Also knives are used frequently.

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Mmegood
Jun 03, 2017

Coarse Language: Gritty language - swearing for the era.

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Jun 03, 2017

Mmegood thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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