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(LA Times)   BBC America cancels Copper, the show about 19th century New York City and their "highest-rated drama", after two seasons Tare an'ouns you gobshiates   (latimes.com) divider line 45
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2013-09-21 08:24:17 AM  
nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo (pauses for breath) oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
 
2013-09-21 08:32:30 AM  
I haven't seen any of the second season's shows yet, When I heard that they were producing a second season, I was curious as to what the underlying plot would be. Personally, I thought that the show was fairly well done, although I wound up not liking any of the main characters at all.
The show that I'm watching on Netflix now, that seems to be made by the same folks is "Ripper Street". Set in a Post-Jack-the-Ripper London precinct. Same production values, similar characters. Watching the second season of "Hell on Wheels" too. They're all pretty good.
 
2013-09-21 08:38:59 AM  
Copper and Ripper are both serviceable shows.

Seems there's more British homicide shows on Netflix than there are British homicides.
 
2013-09-21 08:49:23 AM  
Asinine? Really?
 
2013-09-21 08:54:07 AM  

TheSwissNavy: Copper and Ripper are both serviceable shows.

Seems there's more British homicide shows on Netflix than there are British homicides.


Heh. I was recently thinking that I wish Netflix would add British crime shows faster. Never thought about the actual:fictional murder rate. Made me snicker.
 
2013-09-21 09:08:53 AM  
Too bad, it's an interesting idea for a show.  Yes, some plot points seemed tacked on just to push the story forward.  But it's a really interesting time and place in history that you don't hear much about.
 
2013-09-21 09:08:58 AM  
Well, it was crap.
 
2013-09-21 09:13:05 AM  
Well, that sucks.  I haven't seen it yet but I had plans to play catch-up.  Guess I still can, though.

Didn't like Ripper Street last series, but after the new BBC trailer I might have to try it again.
 
2013-09-21 09:13:32 AM  
That show was too far up its own ass to get me to care about it.
 
2013-09-21 09:13:55 AM  
DAMMIT SO MUCH.  I loved that show.
 
2013-09-21 09:18:25 AM  

PocketfullaSass: TheSwissNavy: Copper and Ripper are both serviceable shows.

Seems there's more British homicide shows on Netflix than there are British homicides.

Heh. I was recently thinking that I wish Netflix would add British crime shows faster. Never thought about the actual:fictional murder rate. Made me snicker.


Some one crunched the numbers and the muder rates in Oxford (Morse) and Midsummer were much worse than any city in America.
 
2013-09-21 09:27:12 AM  
Does this mean now the only promos I'll have to watch ad nauseam on BBC America will now just be Torchwood and Broadchurch?
 
2013-09-21 09:27:32 AM  

Norfolking Chance: PocketfullaSass: TheSwissNavy: Copper and Ripper are both serviceable shows.

Seems there's more British homicide shows on Netflix than there are British homicides.

Heh. I was recently thinking that I wish Netflix would add British crime shows faster. Never thought about the actual:fictional murder rate. Made me snicker.

Some one crunched the numbers and the muder rates in Oxford (Morse) and Midsummer were much worse than any city in America.


By my estimates, two thirds of Midsummer's population has been murdered and the remainder are in prison or about to BE murdered.
 
2013-09-21 09:31:50 AM  
I thought it was an interesting idea poorly executed. They needed a little better talent fronting the show, the prurient interest of running it on HBO where *boobies*, or they needed to double down and slick up their scripts until Joss Whedon wept. There's a reason why procedurals are made year after year, it's because they're easy and comfortable. Everyone thinks they want stuff out of the box, but the fact is that out of the box is  harder.
 
2013-09-21 09:35:46 AM  

TheSwissNavy: Copper and Ripper are both serviceable shows.

Seems there's more British homicide shows on Netflix than there are British homicides.


Oxford complained about how bad Morse was making them look. But they probably secretly loved the notoriety.
 
2013-09-21 09:36:42 AM  
fark that.
 
2013-09-21 09:40:23 AM  
Well if any of you guys stateside have access *ahem* to the iplayer, you may want to check out 'Peaky Blinders'. The first 2 episodes have just aired over here and its pretty good. Sort of underworld programme set in Birmingham UK in the 1920's and stars Cillion Murphy and Sam Neill.

While you're there, check out 'What Remains' starring the brilliant David Threlfall. Have to be quick about that one though as I think episode 1 is about to disappear
 
2013-09-21 09:44:22 AM  
Orphan Black!
 
2013-09-21 09:46:16 AM  
Haven't seen much of it, but it was okay. Sherlock and Luther are much better.
 
2013-09-21 09:51:27 AM  
It's not that nothing happened on "Copper". It's that any likable and rootable characters had shiat dumped on them.
 
2013-09-21 10:15:43 AM  

Bhags: I wound up not liking any of the main characters at all


^ This.  They could all eat shiat and die and it might actually improve the show.
 
2013-09-21 10:18:41 AM  
Copper was scraped.
 
2013-09-21 10:51:54 AM  
Yeah, I'm still pissed that they canceled "The Hour" after the 2nd season and left it on a farking cliffhanger!

Damn you, BBCA!
 
2013-09-21 10:55:01 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: It's that any likable and rootable characters had shiat dumped on them.


I really hate how some people watch television. Just take heroin if you're looking for an endorphin bump.
 
2013-09-21 10:56:37 AM  
Ah man, I liked Copper.

:(
 
2013-09-21 11:30:21 AM  

Norfolking Chance: PocketfullaSass: TheSwissNavy: Copper and Ripper are both serviceable shows.

Seems there's more British homicide shows on Netflix than there are British homicides.

Heh. I was recently thinking that I wish Netflix would add British crime shows faster. Never thought about the actual:fictional murder rate. Made me snicker.

Some one crunched the numbers and the muder rates in Oxford (Morse) and Midsummer were much worse than any city in America.


Want to talk fictional murder rates? Watch Netflix's "Longmire".  There's apparently a murder every single day in a county of 10,000 people.
 
2013-09-21 11:33:10 AM  
Watched all of the first season, but never bothered to watch the second (DVR'd a few episodes, then stopped).  As others have said - never really liked any of the characters all that much, and they did fall into the "heap mounds of shiat onto any character that's having a good day" trope a bit too much.
 
2013-09-21 11:46:56 AM  
I am Donal Logue, destroyer of shows . . .
 
2013-09-21 12:13:10 PM  
I really enjoyed it for the characters, for the period of time it was set in, for the location it was set in.

But I did realize last night that, near as I can tell, an episode or two ago, Doctor Freeman was saying he thought Lincoln would in the future free the slaves, and last week, Lincoln was assassinated, and we never saw anything about Lincoln freeing the slaves.

Also, what the hell does tare an'ouns mean?

And um, Luther season 1 & 2 were absolute garbage with absurd plots, absurd killers, and requiring everyone to be absolutely stupid.  Season 3 was quite a bit better and the show actually had one of the better endings around.
 
2013-09-21 12:30:06 PM  
Too bad, I enjoyed it.  What I really enjoyed was Donal Logue's Lucky Charms accent, a real contender to steal the Worst Accent by an Actor of the Character's Own Ethnic Group crown away from Nicolas Cage's it's-a me, Mario! accent in Captain Corelli's Mandolin.

RoyBatty: Also, what the hell does tare an'ouns mean?


If I'm not mistaken, it literally means "tears and wounds of Christ" and is like how we say "Jesus Christ!" as an interjection conveying shock or surprise at something.
 
2013-09-21 12:36:51 PM  

robsul82: Too bad, I enjoyed it.  What I really enjoyed was Donal Logue's Lucky Charms accent, a real contender to steal the Worst Accent by an Actor of the Character's Own Ethnic Group crown away from Nicolas Cage's it's-a me, Mario! accent in Captain Corelli's Mandolin.

RoyBatty: Also, what the hell does tare an'ouns mean?

If I'm not mistaken, it literally means "tears and wounds of Christ" and is like how we say "Jesus Christ!" as an interjection conveying shock or surprise at something.


Ah, thanks. I had seen the "tears and wounds of Christ" via google, but it didn't mean much without context.

I wish the show had had a better online community - I would have been interested in reading discussions about its accuracy concerning that period of time in that portion of New York.
 
2013-09-21 12:46:54 PM  
www.qvocd.org

Wins an award for best drama series.  Was practically Bleach in real-life form.  Cancelled after one season.

BBC makes no goddamn sense!
 
2013-09-21 01:04:08 PM  

AnotherBluesStringer: Haven't seen much of it, but it was okay. Sherlock and Luther are much better.


Agreed. Luther is quite possibly the finest detective show in a very long time. Luther, Southland, and The Wire are all in a class of their own when it comes to cop shows.
 
2013-09-21 01:19:30 PM  
I am glad to see that others agree that this show was slightly derailed by the fact that every character on this show was an insufferable piece of shiat. I may never recover from Annie Riley, the petulant but world-wise 8-year-old whore, who was constantly trying to seduce Corky using a throaty impression of Delta Burke.
 
2013-09-21 01:36:47 PM  

thesloppy: I am glad to see that others agree that this show was slightly derailed by the fact that every character on this show was an insufferable piece of shiat. I may never recover from Annie Riley, the petulant but world-wise 8-year-old whore, who was constantly trying to seduce Corky using a throaty impression of Delta Burke.


I was pleased that Scary Orphan Annie appeared less in series 2. I hope she stays on that nice farm upstate and doesn't factor into the finale.
Overall the show is pretty mediocre, so I won't miss it much. It was a good idea with poor execution.
 
2013-09-21 01:42:39 PM  

another cultural observer: Norfolking Chance: PocketfullaSass: TheSwissNavy: Copper and Ripper are both serviceable shows.

Seems there's more British homicide shows on Netflix than there are British homicides.

Heh. I was recently thinking that I wish Netflix would add British crime shows faster. Never thought about the actual:fictional murder rate. Made me snicker.

Some one crunched the numbers and the muder rates in Oxford (Morse) and Midsummer were much worse than any city in America.

Want to talk fictional murder rates? Watch Netflix's "Longmire".  There's apparently a murder every single day in a county of 10,000 people.


Longmire's definitely gunning *cough* for Murder She Wrote's grim, gory murderworld of a setting. Cabbot Cove was the most dangerous place in the world for years.
 
2013-09-21 02:02:53 PM  

blue_2501: Wins an award for best drama series.  Was practically Bleach in real-life form.  Cancelled after one season.

BBC makes no goddamn sense!


It had to die so half of the cast could go over to Game of Thrones.
 
2013-09-21 02:16:05 PM  

PocketfullaSass: TheSwissNavy: Copper and Ripper are both serviceable shows.

Seems there's more British homicide shows on Netflix than there are British homicides.

Heh. I was recently thinking that I wish Netflix would add British crime shows faster. Never thought about the actual:fictional murder rate. Made me snicker.


Seriously.  Where the fark are my newer seasons of Midsomer Murders?
 
2013-09-21 02:25:38 PM  
British TV tends to run a series until the story is told and then kill it off long before anyone even thinks of jumping the shark.
 
2013-09-21 02:56:21 PM  

Target Builder: British TV tends to run a series until the story is told and then kill it off long before anyone even thinks of jumping the shark.


Tends is the key word.  No excuse for Shameless.  Didn't even watch the final season it got so bad.
 
2013-09-21 03:30:17 PM  

Reggae Jammon Tutankhamun: I am Donal Logue, destroyer of shows . . .


"Grounded For Life" attained "Is that show still on??" longevity.
 
2013-09-21 09:03:02 PM  

PanicMan: Too bad, it's an interesting idea for a show.


Yeah. They oughtta do a movie too.


Oh, wait...................

www.jonathanrosenbaum.com
 
2013-09-21 09:12:29 PM  

oukewldave: Target Builder: British TV tends to run a series until the story is told and then kill it off long before anyone even thinks of jumping the shark.

Tends is the key word.  No excuse for Shameless.  Didn't even watch the final season it got so bad.


Very true. It was way past its sell by even by the time Mickey left, and he was the last great character left in that show once Frank became a cameo
 
2013-09-22 09:51:16 AM  
The first season was pretty good I thought, haven't seen any of the second yet.  I can see the argument about the main characters all being unlikable, though I still like the main dude.  The 10 year old prostitute made me very uncomfortable.  She played the part unbelievably well, and every time she'd go into a dark place to do one thing or another I'd start getting sucked in, then alarms would go off and I'd think "she's a little girl, and she wants to bone dudes and be a hooker" and I'd cringe and die a little bit inside.
 
2013-09-22 01:25:12 PM  

Norfolking Chance: Some one crunched the numbers and the muder rates in Oxford (Morse) and Midsummer were much worse than any city in America.


There are regular in-jokes on Midsomer Murders about how many people seem to die unnatural deaths in the county.
 
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