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Review Kylie Peters 29 Jul 2013 - 07:00
Copper's second season delivers an uncharacteristically low-key episode. Here's Kylie's review of To One Shortly To Die...
This review contains spoilers.
2.6 To One Shortly To Die
Thanks to Laura Akers for filling in as reviewer for last week’s episode! Also, congrats to the astute folks in the comment sections who predicted that Francis Maguire was undercover. I’m sorry I ever doubted you.
This week, Corky and Francis are back together on a case. The stage is set for sparks to fly… and they don’t. Aside from a few plot developments (which could have been covered in a total of ten minutes), To One Shortly to Die is mostly filler. Even the episode’s criminal investigation makes so little progress that it has not been solved by the end of the episode. It’s the day of Lincoln’s second Inauguration, »
Back for Season 2 on BBC America, Copper – set in 1865 New York City, on the brink of President Lincoln’s assassination – tells the story of Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones), as he struggles to tame a chaotic city while wrestling with personal demons, including the betrayal of his wife (Alex Paxton-Beesley) and best friend (Kevin Ryan). With Tammany Hall’s outspoken General Brendan Donovan (Donal Logue) back from the Civil War to restore law and order in the Sixth Ward, everyone must fight to find their places in an unforgiving city. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Tom Weston-Jones talked about what he did to get himself back in the headspace for Season 2, how their new showrunner has really streamlined things this season, how different Corcoran is now, having his character become smarter and exercise more restraint, the moments he prefers to keep to himself or stay distanced for a scene, »
- Christina Radish
Big changes are in the air in the Season 2 premiere of BBC America's "Copper."
It's 1865 and Lincoln's assassination is just around the corner, but the biggest development in Five Points is the return of General Brendan Donovan (Donal Logue), who heads home from the battlefield to restore order in New York's Sixth Ward.
Series co-creator Tom Fontana has described Donovan as a "Boss Tweed like character," but he remains primarily an intriguing mystery in the season premiere. Still, the arrival of Logue -- who has been building up a steady resume of serialized cable dramas including "Terriers," "Vikings" and "Sons of Anarchy" -- is easily one of the Season 2 bright spots so far.
The premiere spends a lot of time on psycho criminal Buzzie Burke (guest star Noah Danby), who carves his initials into Eva (Franka Potente) before she bites off a chunk of his ear. Corky (Tom Weston-Jones »
Chicago – Barry Levinson & Tom Fontana’s very good “Copper” is even better in season two thanks to the inclusion of the always-great Donal Logue as a detective returned to New York City after serving in the Civil War. Logue’s General Brendan Donovan brings a new dark energy to a piece that seems to be getting denser and more engaging as it goes along. The BBC America program is approaching “Deadwood” levels of plotting in the way the show focuses on a part of the world at a time when lawlessness seemed to be one of the driving forces of its formation. This is strong drama.
Television Rating: 3.5/5.0
At the start of season two of “Copper,” Detective Kevin Corcoran (an increasingly charismatic Tom Weston-Jones) seems to be getting more confident and powerful in New York but that power comes with more responsibility and more required wheelings and dealings with the elite. »
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4 items from 2013
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