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Old 08-14-2012, 11:40 PM   #1
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'Copper' - New BBC America drama

http://www.bbcamerica.com/copper/

Premieres Sunday August 19th.


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From Academy Award® winner Barry Levinson and Emmy® Award winner Tom Fontana, “Copper” is a gripping crime drama series, set in 1864 New York City, filled with intrigue, corruption, mystery and murder. Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones, “MI-5″), an Irish-American former boxer turned cop, returns from the Civil War to find his wife missing and his daughter dead. Corcoran seeks justice for the powerless in the notorious immigrant neighborhood of Five Points. Bonded by battle to two Civil War compatriots – the wayward son of a wealthy industrialist and an African-American physician who secretly assists the forensic investigations – Corcoran is thrust into the contrasting worlds of elegant and corrupt Fifth

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Old 08-15-2012, 12:02 AM   #2
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There was a 30min "behind the scenes" feature that was on a while back. It looks interesting.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:26 AM   #3
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This looks phenomenal. No BBCA HD on DirecTV though. Will be getting this through alternative means.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:39 AM   #4
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This looks phenomenal. No BBCA HD on DirecTV though. Will be getting this through alternative means.
Check again. BBCA went HD on DirecTV at 6AM today. You might need to add it to your favorites list.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:27 PM   #5
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Check again. BBCA went HD on DirecTV at 6AM today. You might need to add it to your favorites list.
That is the best DTV news I've heard in a LONG time. So glad you told me this!
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:29 PM   #6
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Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana together again. Homicide is one of my all time favorite shows. I'm in.
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:47 PM   #7
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Check again. BBCA went HD on DirecTV at 6AM today. You might need to add it to your favorites list.
Sweet! I'll check tonight when I get home.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:38 PM   #8
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Check again. BBCA went HD on DirecTV at 6AM today. You might need to add it to your favorites list.
Almost had a rude awakening. I set my SP for Copper before it went HD. I don't have the SD channels set to display in my Guide Data. Turns out my DirecTV DVR was recording the SD BBC America. Had to delete that SP and create a new one for BBCA HD.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:17 AM   #9
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Grr....when will Comcast make the leap to BBCA HD?
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:13 AM   #10
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Grr....when will Comcast make the leap to BBCA HD?

We have that channel up in WA on comcast
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:13 PM   #11
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We have that channel up in WA on comcast
It's a local thing. Both DirecTV and Comcast Houston have BBCA-HD.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:15 PM   #12
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Grr....when will Comcast make the leap to BBCA HD?
We have it in Denver, too.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:09 PM   #13
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What did people think? I have it recorded but have not watched it yet.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:54 PM   #14
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We have it in Denver, too.
No BBCA HD love in SF Bay Area.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:29 PM   #15
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I thought it was pretty good, although I had a little trouble understanding some of the dialog due to the Irish accents. I watched it last night and then stayed up until 2am reading about Five Points and Tammany Hall on Wikipedia.
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No BBCA HD love in SF Bay Area.
Not to add to your frustration, but Comcast in San Francisco has BBCA HD.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:07 PM   #17
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I liked it. I like the primitive forensic techniques. I look forward to more of that.

I really wanted that rich bastard to at least get a good beating for killing the little girl. And his one legged friend also.

Since his wife came to Copper at the end and made it known she wanted him to pay for his crime, I wonder if the storyline will continue. Like he keeps trying to catch the bastard in other crimes or something.

Is the boxing match still on? Will Copper still referee?
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:19 PM   #18
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Check again. BBCA went HD on DirecTV at 6AM today. You might need to add it to your favorites list.
Wait, what?!? That is awesome news. I now have every channel I want in HD on DirecTV. Now don't mess it up DirecTV!
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:49 PM   #19
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Not to add to your frustration, but Comcast in San Francisco has BBCA HD.
As does Comcast in Tracy, of all places.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:53 PM   #20
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As does Comcast in Tracy, of all places.
What's wrong with Tracy? It's a perfectly fine place to drive past on your way to, well, anywhere.




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Old 08-20-2012, 09:01 PM   #21
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:10 PM   #22
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I liked the first episode a lot. Hope it stays good.
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I wonder if the storyline will continue. Like he keeps trying to catch the bastard in other crimes or something.

Is the boxing match still on? Will Copper still referee?
From the previews it looks like the storyline will continue. It doesn't look like a single case per episode kind of show. There may be one new case to solve with some story lines persisting.
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:49 AM   #24
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Was looking forward to a period drama about this time in America but was disappointed by the production values. The whole thing was obviously set on a sound stage, (even thought I saw the vibration of a green screen backdrop at one point), Not what I expect from BBC quality, honestly. Child rape was just...too heavy for a starter episode.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:43 AM   #25
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I agree the crime was very disturbing, first episode or not. When the wife asked if he "had his way with her" I wish Copper had told her the fact that he raped her after she was dead. "Had his way with her" sounds like something that happens in a Harlequin romance.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:20 AM   #26
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I didn't like it. So many characters who all looked alike to me. Dialog difficult to understand. Homicide was one of my favorite shows so I'm disappointed.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:24 AM   #27
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I thought the show was uncredibly dark. I thought the darkness was unrelieved by the minor victory the detective made against his corrupt bosses and the Tammany Hall political crowd.

Also, I'm not sure of the Historical accuracy of what we saw. The Civil War was 1861-1865 and therefore was still being fought in 1864. There was no reference to it that I remember, although we caught a glimpse of a sailor in a Union Blue uniform, on crutches and missing a foot. Presumably that was the conflict where "Captain Morehouse" lost his leg and was presumably saved by a wounded "Sergeant" Corcoran.

"Boss" Tweed ran the Tammany Hall political machine from 1850-1870, but was not mentioned that I recall. But only the BBC would originate a program about the original corrupt Democratic political machine with two months and change before the US election. Tammany Hall's significance is that it's success spawned similar political machines in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Kansas City, Philidelphia, New Orleans, etc. These machines dominated 19th century politics until Theodore Roosevelt put an end to political patronage with Civil Service reforms in the first half of the 20th Century. In the 21st Century, only the Chicago political machine retains significant power.

I am going to watch one or more additional episodes before making a call, but I generally look for historical accuracy in period drama series, and so far this one has not impressed me in this regard.
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I thought it was pretty good, although I had a little trouble understanding some of the dialog due to the Irish accents. I watched it last night and then stayed up until 2am reading about Five Points and Tammany Hall on Wikipedia.
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What did people think? I have it recorded but have not watched it yet.
I like it, told my brother that this is the “good old days” that the Republicans want to return everyone to.
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Also, I'm not sure of the Historical accuracy of what we saw. The Civil War was 1861-1865 and therefore was still being fought in 1864. There was no reference to it that I remember, although we caught a glimpse of a sailor in a Union Blue uniform, on crutches and missing a foot. Presumably that was the conflict where "Captain Morehouse" lost his leg and was presumably saved by a wounded "Sergeant" Corcoran.
I'm 20 minutes in and the war is mentioned three times already. The dialog could be 1866 rather than 1864 but there were three mentions of characters being in the war.

Give it time for mentioning other things. It is a series not a movie or mini series.

Edit to add: I think you had better watch again. There is a whole conversation about McClellan running for President and lincolns emancipation proclamation and who will carry the city in the election and how Tammany will deal with it.

You missed a lot.
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