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Set in the Five Points neighborhood of New York City in the 1860s, focusing on a rugged young Irish cop who is forced to navigate his unruly and dangerous immigrant neighborhood while ... See full summary »


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Series cast summary:
 Detective Kevin Corcoran (23 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Detective Francis Maguire / ... (23 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Robert Morehouse (23 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Elizabeth Haverford / ... (23 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Andrew O'Brien / ... (23 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Doctor Matthew Freeman / ... (23 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Sara Freeman (22 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Eva Heissen (22 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Captain Ciaran Joseph Sullivan (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Annie Reilly / ... (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
Geordie Johnson ...
 Norbert Morehouse (15 episodes, 2012-2013)
Adrian Griffin ...
 Morehouse's Butler / ... (13 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Brendan Donovan / ... (12 episodes, 2013)
 Ellen Corcoran (11 episodes, 2012-2013)


Set in the Five Points neighborhood of New York City in the 1860s, focusing on a rugged young Irish cop who is forced to navigate his unruly and dangerous immigrant neighborhood while interacting with the uptown Manhattan crowd and the black community. Written by THR

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Copper - A törvény ára  »

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During the first season, Tom Weston-Jones uses a modern reproduction of a Colt Army 1860 Sheriff's model black powder cap and ball revolver as his sidearm. In the second season he switches to a modern reproduction of a Colt Navy 1851 Sheriff's model, also in black powder cap and ball. See more »


Detective Kevin Corcoran: I have a favor to ask.
Elizabeth Haverford: Well that's fortunate. I've brought you here to ask a favor of my own.
Detective Kevin Corcoran: [pulls out Elizabeth's letter] Next time, could you ease up on the rose water? I will not hear the end of it at the precinct-house.
Elizabeth Haverford: Embarrassing you was not my intention. It's just the way I smell.
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In the opening credits, there is a map showing the Five Points as it stood in the show's time period. See more »

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Intriguing, different
24 September 2012 | by (Windsor, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I was hooked by the promos. Although I like period dramas, usually my preferences tend more toward much earlier times. The atmosphere, the setting, even the costumes on "Copper," however, bespoke something unusual.

The actors are spot-on. Their characterizations are very human, making them both likable and unlikeable. Justice is often dispensed based on situational ethics rather than word of law. This is refreshing, since we don't have to root for every one, every time.

The writing, production values, even the editing make the show compelling and the unanswered questions persuade me to come back each episode to see how the plot is furthered. While we still don't have the larger answers, there is enough going on in the foreground so that this is not a drawback. It makes the denouement worth waiting for.

I have favorites among the characters, of course, but have a couple of unfavorites, as well: Eva, the friends-with-benefits "businesswoman" who, apparently doesn't mind snuffing out any potential rivals for someone who, in the end, will never be hers, anyway (she's quite awful: who would want to be?) and the evil child we've seen in so many horror movies that I, for one, can't muster up even a modicum of sympathy for. They and a smattering of others simply elicit the "Can't wait for this one to buy it" response.

It's outstanding in the current field. This, alas, means it probably will have a short shelf-life, as so many imaginative, non-generic shows do. I sincerely hope, however, that this proves the exception.

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