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Street" review by Suzanne
Airs on BBC America Saturdays 9/8c
It's rare to see a truly great show come
along, but this one did. It is fantastic. Of course,
many British shows are very good, so it shouldn't be too
much of a surprise.
"Ripper Street" takes place in London after
Jack the Ripper has murdered girls and then disappeared.
Inspector Reid solves other murders, with the help of his
good sergeant Drake, and an American, Dr. Jackson. Jackson
is probably the most fascinating of all of the character,
since he seems to know more about corpses and forensics than
people did back then, but he also has a mysterious past that
we learn about during the show. Reid's daughter
drowned, and he blames himself for it, but he also thinks
she might have survived. His marriage, however, has not
survived as his wife throws herself into church and good
works, and he throws himself into his own detective work.
Every single character of the show is interesting and has
Each episode and its main mystery also has
many layers. It's not often you such wonderful and complex
writing. Originally described as an 8-part series, it has
been renewed for a second season, which will return in 2014.
You are missing a lot if you don't watch this show!
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