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 Post subject: Copper
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:44 pm 
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I just watched season one on Netflix. Season two isn't on there yet. Anyone watch this yet? I know it's not technically a cowboy movie but is set in New York during the civil war. Pretty dark themed but I think I like it.


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 Post subject: Re: Copper
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:12 pm 
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Howdy!

My wife and I have watched Seasons 1 and 2 and am waiting for Season 3. But rating were very high for Season 1, not so good for Season 2, so it was cancelled.

Basically the show is set in New York City in 1863, in the Five Points/Hell's Kitchen slums many folks know from the movie "The Gangs of New York," right after the vicious draft riots.

The main star is a Union veteran of the Irish Brigade, who returns to NYC as a policeman (cop, or since it is a BBC production.. "copper").
Interesting treatments of the era, including police, "Boss Tweed" type Tammany Hall corruption, crime, prostitution, Irish immigration, and free Black issues, mixed in with socio-economic class things rich and poor. A few episodes revolved around the Confederate plot to burn NYC down.

Excellent sets (I believe they are now recycled for another British crime series "Ripper" from the 1880's/1890's.
Period guns are largely good, with a few mistakes.
Clothing is so-so or bad.
Characters and acting are pretty good.

I do not recommend movies or TV because we all like different things differently. But I would try it. Especially if you can catch them in reruns which are running now (Season 2 only IIRC).

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 Post subject: Re: Copper
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I was really disappointed it got canned too... They thought "Ripper Street" the stronger of the two shows, and since Victorian pieces are expensive to film, "Copper" lost out. The term "Cop" comes from "Copper" as their badges were originally made from copper.

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 Post subject: Re: Copper
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:07 am 
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Well hopefully we'll still have Hell on Wheels this summer.


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 Post subject: Re: Copper
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:36 pm 
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Howdy!

Waiting, and hoping.

I find it annoying, or aggravating that they just decide to cancel shows with little or worse yet no announcements until much later.
Especially ones that skip seasons or every 1.5 seasons, or start in January or March or July.

I hear some from a pard whose wife gets those entertainment magazines, but even he does not catch them all.

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 Post subject: Re: Copper
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But... Ive noticed that since Deadwood aired, at least westerns are on a come back with shows like Hell on Wheels and Yukon and the "Easterns" like Copper.

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