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Recap: BBC America Premieres “Copper” at MoMA
While the storm raged, BBC America threw itself a premiere party for their highly-anticipated original series, Copper. The red carpet was unfurled in the lobby of the MoMA for the cast of relative unknowns, press in tow.
The first episode of Copper was captivating and definitely worthy of a viewing, if only for the crazy-detailed sets (filmed in Toronto) and period-specific costumes. Centered around Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) in the Five Points slum of 1864, we see the policing institution in action. Violence, sex, and corruption. The good stuff. Pilot plot is somewhat of a whorehouse whodunit involving a dead child. We won’t say much else, other than the street scene minutia is most enjoyable.
However, there’s certainly a detectable cheese factor at play, mainly as a result of the music selection and choice of needle-drop. Nevertheless, if it strikes your fancy, Copper airs Sunday night at 10pm on BBC-A (Time Warner channel 106, 685HD)