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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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2013   2012  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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...  Detective Kevin Corcoran 23 episodes, 2012-2013
...  Robert Morehouse 23 episodes, 2012-2013
...  Elizabeth Haverford / ... 23 episodes, 2012-2013
...  Doctor Matthew Freeman 23 episodes, 2012-2013
...  Detective Francis Maguire / ... 23 episodes, 2012-2013
...  Andrew O'Brien / ... 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
...  Morehouse's Butler 13 episodes, 2012-2013
...  Brendan Donovan 12 episodes, 2013
...  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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6 August 2012 (USA)  »

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Copper - A törvény ára  »

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Franka Potente had to cover most of her own tattoos during filming, except one of Chinese symbols, because this would have actually been fairly usual for her character at the time. 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 »

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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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Explain WHY the change in direction for Season 2 that obviously resulted in a great show's cancellation?...
17 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

Ladies and Gentlemen, I want SOMEONE preferable the director, producer, cinematographer, somebody to explain why they took a captivating story- line cast, and perfect momentum and made several radical departures that obviously hurt the show so much that led to it's ultimate demise...

Where somebody working on Season 2 screwed up - perfect examples:

#1) Season 2 - Episode 1: Why would you start developing an absolutely maniacal antagonist in the first episode who carved up Franka Potente's back in over-gruesome fashion only to have him killed later in the same episode?

#2) The basic camera filter used to shoot Season 1 depicted a period piece beautifully, and you could tell in the first 3 minutes of the first episode in season 2, that awful over-sepia-toned filter would throw audiences immediately off who had been eagerly anticipating the show to pickup right where it left off at the end of season 1.

#3) Kiara Glasco...this young lady playing Annie Reilly was brilliant in playing a very difficult young character, and she held her own in nearly ever episode. Her role was minimized in season 2 and an obvious void was apparent.

I could go on but these are my top 3, and they are absolutely inexcusable. Whoever deviated so drastically from the success of season 1 should be ashamed of themselves, and they owe Tom Weston Jones a HUGE apology for taking away one of the new great period characters American audiences have seen and will see, in a long damn time.

Just a shame.

-DSC


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