Monday, August 20, 2012

Review of BBC America's New Drama Copper


As usual BBC America did not disappoint with Copper! I just hope they don't do to this one like they did with HEX. If your not familiar with HEX it was a great tv show about a witch that ran fine the first season then when the second season rolled around it aired out of order so people had no idea what was going on. So people stopped watching it; then it got canceled

Copper takes place in New York City in 1864. Life isn't anything like it is today. Everyone is fighting to survive and the rich are living on top of the world; getting away with murder. 

The main character Kevin Corcoran returns home from the Civil War and is appointed Police Detective. He discovers how violent life is now. Its full of racial tension and corruption. He will also stop at nothing to find out what happened to his missing wife and who is responsible for his daughters death.

One thing I do love about this is forensic science if anything would have been in it's infancy. The person who Corcoran takes the first murder victim of the series to is Dr. Matthew Freeman. A black Doctor who lives in the 5 points neighborhood. Which is where most of the show takes place because that is where the cities underground lives. Corcoran takes the victim to Dr. Freeman because he feels he is the only one he can trust and because he knows he will give him answers. 

I defiantly can't wait for the next episode!I love cop shows anyway but really like how they use old time forensics in it as well.