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Old 12-30-2012, 06:14 PM   #1
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“Ripper Street” - New series coming to BBC America

http://www.bbcamerica.com/ripper-street/

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“Ripper Street” is a riveting new crime series set to premiere within BBC America’s Dramaville on January 19, 2013 at 9/8c. The eight-part series is set in and around Whitechapel in London’s East End in 1889, during the aftermath of the infamous Jack the Ripper murders.

The series, created by “Mistresses” writer Richard Warlow, features a dynamic cast starring Matthew Macfadyen (“MI-5,” “Pride and Prejudice”), Jerome Flynn (“Game of Thrones”), Adam Rothenberg (“Alcatraz”), Myanna Buring (“The Twilight Saga,” “White Heat”) and David Dawson (“Luther,” “Secret Diary of a Call Girl”). The action centers on the notorious H Division, which is charged with keeping order in the all-consuming chaotic East London streets.
The first episode will air on BBC America on January 19, 2013.

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This has started airing in the U.K. and the first episode is available via magical means.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:23 PM   #2
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Quite a bit of nudity in the first episode of the U.K. airing. It's going to be interesting to see how they edit it all out and for the BBC America broadcast.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:46 AM   #3
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Blast!!! I guess things are only not cut on pay cable. I want to see things as the original director intended us to see it.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:58 AM   #4
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Blast!!! I guess things are only not cut on pay cable.
Not necessarily. Most censoring on cable television is done purely by self-enforcement. As a subscriber service that does not use the public airwaves, the FCC currently cannot enforce decency restrictions on cable television the same way that they do on broadcast. This is how you see some of the "edgier" cable channels like FX, Spike, Comedy Central, etc. broadcast content that has more language, nudity, and violence than broadcast TV would ever allow.

It IS possible, but somewhat unlikely, that BBCA would air it unedited.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:30 PM   #5
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:41 PM   #6
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It was good for what it was... basically a procedural set in the 1800's. Not enough my cup of tea for a SP, but not bad either.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:13 PM   #7
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:55 AM   #8
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I loved Copper. Hope this lives up to that.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:24 PM   #9
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BBC America puts first three minutes of 'Ripper Street' on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=KZNchOta8hw
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:47 PM   #10
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Episode 2 was fantastic!

The actor from This is England and Misfits was Top Notch!
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:54 PM   #11
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Quite a bit of nudity in the first episode of the U.K. airing. It's going to be interesting to see how they edit it all out and for the BBC America broadcast.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:12 AM   #12
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Anybody else still watching this show besides me? I really like it.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:40 AM   #13
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We really like it as well. I always have to have captions on because I can't understand most of what they say.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:05 AM   #14
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Anybody else still watching this show besides me? I really like it.
I am watching and I enjoy it. There was one episode I quit about ten mins into it though because I was bored with the subject. It was the one with the workers strike.

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We really like it as well. I always have to have captions on because I can't understand most of what they say.
I watch with captions on too! I understand most of what they say but some things I can't understand. Especially phrases or sayings that are unfamiliar because they are only common to the time period.
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I got bored with it pretty quickly...just got to be the same old same-old, transplanting 21st-century CSI clichés to Victorian London and having the cast invent all of modern forensic science, week after week.

(It might not be a coincidence that this is the season I finally got so bored with CSI that I dropped it, too...)
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:29 AM   #16
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I've seen like 3 episodes and enjoy it. I think I've got a few waiting to watch, but that's true of a lot of shows.
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We really like it as well. I always have to have captions on because I can't understand most of what they say.
I'm enjoying it as well - and have to use captions ...

I like it better than Copper - there are a lot of similarities between the two.
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There was one episode I quit about ten mins into it though because I was bored with the subject. It was the one with the workers strike.
If you still have this one you might want to watch it. There is some interesting backstory and the start of a possible sub-plot that might come up later.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:46 PM   #19
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I am watching and I enjoy it. There was one episode I quit about ten mins into it though because I was bored with the subject. It was the one with the workers strike.
This past weekend's episode? Are you from the future or has this show been broadcast somewhere else already?
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This past weekend's episode? Are you from the future or has this show been broadcast somewhere else already?
It's was airing in the U.K. It's a few episodes ahead of the U.S. broadcasts. The last episode of the season aired yesterday in the U.K.

BTW, The U.K. airings have all the nudity and language intact.
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It's was airing in the U.K. It's a few episodes ahead of the U.S. broadcasts. The last episode of the season aired yesterday in the U.K.

BTW, The U.K. airings have all the nudity and language intact.
Do the U.K. airings have fewer commercial breaks? In the U.S. version there seem to be a lot of cuts in unnatural places - almost mid-scene sometimes.
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Do the U.K. airings have fewer commercial breaks? In the U.S. version there seem to be a lot of cuts in unnatural places - almost mid-scene sometimes.
I get the episodes by magical means. Any commercials are already removed. I suspect the cuts are because of nudity. There is no way BBC America can air some episodes without a lot of editing. In some episodes, entire scenes have some kind of nudity in it.
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I get the episodes by magical means. Any commercials are already removed. I suspect the cuts are because of nudity. There is no way BBC America can air some episodes without a lot of editing. In some episodes, entire scenes have some kind of nudity in it.
Interesting. Do you get captions in your magical viewings? I'm not sure I could watch without them. Well, I'm sure I could watch, just not sure I could understand the story without them.
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Interesting. Do you get captions in your magical viewings? I'm not sure I could watch without them. Well, I'm sure I could watch, just not sure I could understand the story without them.
No captions with magical viewings.

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The U.K. episodes average about 1 hour running time without any commercials. So, you should be able to get an idea how much content is edited out in the U.S. broadcast.
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I got bored with it pretty quickly...just got to be the same old same-old, transplanting 21st-century CSI clichés to Victorian London and having the cast invent all of modern forensic science, week after week.

(It might not be a coincidence that this is the season I finally got so bored with CSI that I dropped it, too...)
You characterized Ripper well but the reason you dropped it is why I like it. I dropped CSI long ago when Ted Dansen joined so R St fills my CSI void. Like the setting and the characters. This strike episode is a bore though.
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I caught the 1st episode and liked enough to keep recording it. I have 3 or 4 stacked up on my DVR to catch up on when I run out of other things to watch. To me it comes across as a wannabe Copper (a show I really like) , so while this is not a bad thing, it is not same night must watch for me. Same as Justified. I love the show, the dialog the, story but it's not one of those that I feel I must watch right away. But I'll go through all my Justifieds in one marathon sitting and want more.
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And I hasten to add, my problems with the show have nothing to do with its quality...it's well-acted, well-written, well-filmed. I'm just so over the subject matter, and there's not enough else to overcome that.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:05 AM   #28
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I find that the CSI stuff is usually only about five minutes or less of the whole show. Then again, I've never watched any of the CSIs so I don't know how much CSI stuff is in CSI.

I usually want to jump through the tv screen and punch all of the high class, hoity toity officials on this show.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:54 PM   #29
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Just finished watching them all, the British versions. Not for one minute did I view this as anything remotely like CSI until I read here (and I still don't). There was no more "morgue" work than there is in any cop related show (especially British one's).

It was a little slow to pick up for me but I was hooked by episode 3. I enjoyed it a lot. I thought they managed the end well though it was sad and disappointing.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:44 PM   #30
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I watched all of the first season and liked it also.
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