21 January 2013 8:21 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

On the 9th of January, the London Underground celebrated its 150th anniversary, it wasn’t long before Ripper Street’s forth episode, ‘The Good of this City’, portrayed the birth of the electric railway to coincide with its exploration of Victorian culture. The birth of the electric railway occurred in 1890 but I’m sure we can overlook the fact the narrative takes place in 1889, so far in this sensational shows run we have seen scientific procedures, telegraphs, video photograph, autopsies and policing that stands on the brink of revolutionary during the Victorian age; this is part of what entertains and intrigues us whilst viewing.

The Good of the City opens with brothel owner, and love interest of our resident American wonder-surgeon Captain Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg), Long Susan (MyAnna Buring) showing around a prospective employee telling her of the houses ability to offer her protection that she would lack in the outside world. »

- Stu Whittaker

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