Recap: BBC America Premieres “Copper” at MoMA

Posted on: August 16th, 2012 at 10:24 am by
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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.

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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.

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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)

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