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Copper 

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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 »

Creators:

Tom Fontana, Will Rokos
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2   1  
2013   2012  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Tom Weston-Jones ...  Detective Kevin Corcoran 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Kyle Schmid ...  Robert Morehouse 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Anastasia Griffith ...  Elizabeth Haverford / ... 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Ato Essandoh ...  Doctor Matthew Freeman 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Kevin Ryan ...  Detective Francis Maguire / ... 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Dylan Taylor ...  Andrew O'Brien / ... 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Tessa Thompson ...  Sara Freeman 22 episodes, 2012-2013
Franka Potente ...  Eva Heissen 22 episodes, 2012-2013
Ron White ...  Captain Ciaran Joseph Sullivan 19 episodes, 2012-2013
Kiara Glasco ...  Annie Reilly / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Geordie Johnson Geordie Johnson ...  Norbert Morehouse 15 episodes, 2012-2013
Adrian Griffin ...  Morehouse's Butler 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Donal Logue ...  Brendan Donovan 12 episodes, 2013
Alex Paxton-Beesley ...  Ellen Corcoran 11 episodes, 2012-2013
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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 interacting with the uptown Manhattan crowd and the black community. Written by THR

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In 1864, he was New York's finest. See more »

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Action | Drama

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

BBC America [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Copper - A törvény ára See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Copper is a chemical element with symbol Cu (from Latin: cuprum) and atomic number 29. It is a soft, malleable, and ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity. A freshly exposed surface of pure copper has a reddish-orange color. Copper is used as a conductor of heat and electricity, as a building material, and as a constituent of various metal alloys, such as sterling silver used in jewelry, cupronickel used to make marine hardware and coins, and constantan used in strain gauges and thermocouples for temperature measurement. See more »

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Corcoran and company are Irish immigrants working for the Metropolitan Police. The Metropolitan Police was formed by the state in 1857 as a counter to the pre-existing municipal police, and they were rival agencies. Irish immigrants worked almost exclusively for the municipal police rather than the Metropolitan Police, so it is highly unlikely that a Metropolitan Police precinct would would have been manned mainly by Irish. See more »

Quotes

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 shanfan_14See 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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